Monday, May 18, 2009

Nicholls State cuts women's golf

Down in Louisiana where state budget issues are forcing cuts in state institutions (familiar story by now) Nicholls State has dropped its women's golf team. The school is now down to 14 teams, the minimum number it can field and still be eligible for DI status.

No word on why women's golf was the team to get the ax and it is especially curious given the numbers Nicholls has reported to the Department of Education. (Remember, when an institution drops a team, it automatically disqualifies itself from compliance with prongs two and three.) But Nicholls is nowhere near proportionality. It's undergraduate student body is comprised of 60 percent women but female student-athletes only are afforded 40 percent of the athletic opportunities