Saturday, April 13, 2013

Maryland Legislature Appropriates $2.3 M for Softball Stadium at Towson

In the wake of the Maryland governor's decision to appropriate $300,000 to save the Towson University  baseball team from elimination, it's reported that the state's legislature will provide $2.3 million in state funds for the purpose of constructing a new facility for the university's softball team.  This capital improvement addresses the university president's concern that keeping baseball would put the university at risk of liability under Title IX, though she notes that the university still need to address the disparity in the number of athletic opportunities available to Towson's female students.