2nd Circ. Says Cheerleading Isn't A Sport

Law360, Los Angeles (August 7, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday affirmed that competitive cheerleading cannot yet be considered a sport for the purpose of meeting gender-equity provisions of Title IX because it lacks unified rules, in a class action brought against Quinnipiac University.

A three-judge panel upheld U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill's 2010 decision that Quinnipiac University, located in Hamden, Conn., violated Title IX, which forbids schools that receive federal funding from discriminating against athletes based on their gender. The court said Quinnipiac manipulated its athletic rosters by undercounting male...
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