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Should KU students have to pay fees that go toward the athletics department?

Asked at Checkers Foods on Louisiana Street on February 24, 2014

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Photo of Diane Andrade

“I would say no. I think the athletic department does a good job supporting itself.”

Photo of Carol Logan

“No, I just think students are charged enough as it is.”

Photo of David Simmons

“No, the athletic department makes plenty of money on their athletes.”

Photo of P.J. Wilson

“No, I think the athletic department makes enough through ticket sales to cover that.”

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 2 months ago

"Student body President Marcus Tetwiler and three other Advisory Board members recommended eliminating a student fee funding women’s and non-revenue sports for Kansas Athletics Monday afternoon. -"

See more at: http://kansan.com/news/2014/02/18/student-senate-ku-athletics-title-ix-fee/#sthash.cJ3c4nPN.dpuf

"Before and After Title IX: Women in Sports It’s hard to exaggerate the far-reaching effect of Title IX on American society. The year before Title IX was enacted, there were about 310,000 girls and women in America playing high school and college sports; today, there are more than 3,373,000. Here are a few of the landmarks along the timeline of women in sports, before and after the passage of the law."

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/17/opinion/sunday/sundayreview-titleix-timeline.html?_r=0

This is much more complicated than the question would lead us to believe. I have copied and pasted because I have done some research to try and get some answers and so have chosen to quote sources, and, of course, I give the source.

I think some of us are forgetting that there are a number of non-revenue sports being played at KU. It is not only football and basketball. Do we want to see those sports being played and at a high level? Then they too must have our support.

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