When someone I rarely see says, when I sit down for a catching-up chat, "I heard something about Title IX recently," and ponders where he heard it, it means that I probably should have posted about Frank Deford's commentary last week on Morning Edition. Deford took up cheerleading as sport and its effects on Title IX. It did not seem to have a particular angle; it was not inspired (it seems) by any one events nor did he really say anything we have not heard before on this issue. But it obviously reaches more people than when the issues are presented in stories that we read on a regular basis such as the recent kerfluffle in Florida.
So in case you are keeping track of the pros and antis, Deford seems to be against counting cheerleading as a sport. Here is his commentary.