Here is the true history of college sports under the Federal Title IX mandate. Some events have not yet come to pass.
In 1972, the Most Beneficent Government of the once United States noticed that its citizens preferred spectating at and participating in male rather than female college sports. This produced a disparity, and disparities must needs be corrected.
President Richard Nixon thus decreed Title IX, “a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.”
The immediate effect of the Decree was silence. It was thought by many that the Government was kidding, that the Decree was meant to placate critics who saw any evidence of Inequality as manifest intolerable injustice. The many were wrong: the Government was in earnest.
It was soon understood that strict Equality was demanded. Although it was not seen at the time, one particular ruling based on the Decree was to have far-reaching consequences: “Whether the selection of sports and levels of competition effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of members of both sexes”.
By 1996, lawyers were growing fat on suits fed by Title IX, the Grove City case being illustrative. “In 1996, a federal court referenced Title IX in ruling that LSU violated the civil rights of female athletes by refusing to fund a trip to a women’s volleyball tournament in Hawaii, when earlier in the year, travel for a men’s basketball tournament was funded.” That citizens preferred men’s basketball over women’s volleyball was not to be considered. Note the ominous phrase “civil rights”, a highly amorphous term which was then defined as the amount of money a potential offender could be expected to cough up if sued.
Many colleges, previously free to to decide just which sports they, their donors, and their students wanted, were forced under pain of the withdrawal of Government funds to create programs for females to meet mandated Equality quotas. By roughly 2000, a kind of balance was reached where enough programs for women were available that demands for new ones slowed to a trickle.
It was at that point that Gender Ideology hit. No longer would science, biology, or logic be used as the basis for human sexuality; instead, desire was all. If a man wanted to call himself a woman, then not only was he allowed to call himself a woman, but everybody else had to call him a woman, too, or suffer Draconian penalties. If a woman wanted to call herself a gay man, she was encouraged to do so. By 2016, any manner of fanciful redefinition was allowed. The species boundary was breached: one man called himself a yak.
Initially, Gender Ideology was applauded by the same people who supported Title IX, for it seemed that this would increase Equality. But in mid-2016, an infamous blog frequented by malcontents, geezers, and contrarians made the suggestion that if one were to be consistent, any recognition of differences in sex must be eliminated. This was reluctantly agreed to.
Starting in 2017, colleges eliminated all distinction by sex in athletics. There was no more “male football” and “female lacrosse”, but just football and lacrosse. Entry onto teams was based solely on merit and ability and not on any notion of sexuality, because basing decisions on any notion of sexuality was recognized as Discrimination.
By 2021, a horrible truth dawned. The vast majority of teams were comprised of majorities of men identifying as men (MIM). Some teams, notably football programs (colleges’ true moneymakers), had only MIMs. Such was the curse of merit and ability. MIMs recognized that it would be easy to gain scholarships in sports (such as field hockey) which were previously designated for woman identifying as women (WIW). WIW in sports were soon found at rates far below those before Title IX was passed.
The near complete absence of WIWs was a disparity, and, as always, disparities must needs be corrected. It was then the hitherto unnoticed clause of Title IX came into play. In order to “accommodate the interests” of WIWs and redress the imbalance, all sports programs that evinced an MIM/WIM imbalance were eliminated or were amended to mandate Government-designated sexual category quotas. Unwilling to accept the removal of their football programs, the majority of colleges accepted the mandatory quotas.
Historians agree that the football match between the University of Oklahoma and Notre Soignant (this was the previously named Notre Dame) in August of 2026 represented the final stage of Equality in sports. The game was tied before the match began, and it was decided after the pre-game Official Dialoging that it would remain a tie.
Trophies were handed out to both sides before the match, and the teams took to the field. Notoriously, a MIM from Oklahoma was witnessed tackling a MIM from Notre Soignant, after the latter found a football lying in midfield, picked it up and began running toward the end zone. The tackle was penalized as “He shouldn’t do that” and the offender was sentenced to three weeks of Diversity Training. The remaining players sat in loose groups on the unmown organic weed-and-grass mix and discussed their feelings. The game was finally called after six hours when it was realized the stands had been empty for some time.