Tuesday, December 12, 2006

U of Cincinnati Rowing Cut Independent of Lawsuit

Last week the University of Cincinnati announced that it would be cutting women's rowing team and replacing it with women's lacrosse.

This decision prompted speculation that rowing was in the crosshairs because of its pending lawsuit against the University, prompting the AD to declare that the decision "was made independent of the lawsuit," done after a lot of thought and "research and with the best interests of this department and this university."

The pending lawsuit, filed last year by members of the rowing team, seeks equity in facilities and support for women's sports in the form of a boathouse and adequate practice space, additional equipment and coaching staff, and equal opportunity for scholarships.

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