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The phrase "it is what it is" sure would seem to apply here. Consumers consume what they are interested in consuming, and media outlets such as the Journal World tend to catch on and act accordingly. It comes down to what MOST people in Lawrence are MOST interested in, sad as it may be to some.
Don't tell me which sport I should support.
Unfortunately, success brings support. When the womens program can boast the success that the mens program has then maybe your lte may be appropriate. Otherwise its sour grapes. I don't think you should be putting the womens team up against the mens team, it isn't really fair to the women.
I go to the womens games because I can get tickets to those games. They work very hard and play very hard and I find them very entertaining, but there are still plenty of tickets available at game time.
There are lots of activities that receive no or limited press coverage. It isn't about gender but instead about what the paper believes its readers want to read about.
Watch the coverage on gymnastics and see which events get the majority of the coverage. I can tell you its not the men. Same goes for figure skating.
The media loves to continue the stereotype that sports is a man's world they give little to no coverage to anything but men's basketball and football both programs which are losing money hand or fist. Everyday there are 2-3 articals about the men and maybe one small article on another sport hidden somewhere else.
Have you ever heard the old expression "he who owns the gold makes the rules"? Men's basketball owns the gold at KU. If you compare and contrast a men's and women's basketball game at AFH, you will understand. Not to worry though, as a "progressive", you will be pleased with the LJW's daily bashing of Gov. Brownback above the fold!
You are right about that. But, then you don't hear about the rowing team, or baseball, volleyball, etc. You would think that mens basketball is the only game at KU.
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