This monetary limitation on athletic departments has led institutions to eliminate male athletic teams as the only way to comply with Title IX.

Part II discusses the purpose behind Title IX, its legislative history, and its “flawed” modern day application to intercollegiate athletics. Part III critically examines how the majority of courts have incorrectly construed Title IX, and also focuses upon the shocking results between the success rate of male and female plaintiffs.

Part IV supplies reasoning and analysis why Title IX is inapplicable to athletics, notwithstanding the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987. Finally, as an alternative to Part IV, Part V offers several suggestions that institutions and courts can experiment with in hope of complying with Title IX without the need to eliminate athletic teams.