SIU Facing Title Nine Complaint Over Sports Budget Cuts
(Carbondale, IL) — Federal investigators are looking into whether Southern Illinois University’s budget cuts broke the rules regarding gender equity in college athletics. The school yesterday confirmed it’s been warned about a Title Nine complaint filed by SIU’s former women’s tennis coaches. SIU cut men’s and women’s tennis amid a wave of budget cuts late last year. But the coaches say the move violated the federal requirement that any cuts to sports not impact women’s programs more than men’s.
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