Friday, May 15, 2009

Waiting game for QU volleyball

Arguments ended yesterday in the case against Quinnipiac University. The volleyball players will wait now to see if Judge Stefan Underhill will grant the injunction that would keep their team alive while litigation over Title IX compliance goes forward.
In closing arguments, QU's lawyer stated that Title IX does not mean schools can be told how to manage their budgets or which programs to keep or institute. A lawyer for the ACLU countered, in his closing arguments, that the judge must grant the injunction if it finds QU not in compliance with Title IX. He also noted that cheerleading is not an NCAA-sanctioned sport and thus cannot be counted toward Title IX compliance. (It's like they're reading my mind! Or at least my blog posts.)
Underhill did not offer a timetable for his decision.