Campus News

Government Accountability Office sued over cuts in men’s sports

A group called the College Sports Council has filed a lawsuit against the Government Accountability Office, an investigative branch of Congress, for allegedly overstating increases in women’s sports and underestimating cuts in men’s sports in a 2001 report on collegiate athletics.

The lawsuit argues that schools have since used the GAO findings to further cut men’s sports in an effort to comply with Title IX. In 2003, the CSC petitioned the Education Department to update the data, but the request was denied and a separate lawsuit against one of the guidelines of Title IX was dismissed late last year.