Drama continues with NCAA
🎉The good: On Tuesday, Stanford reversed its decision to cut 11 varsity sports after last July’s sparked outrage from athletes and alumni. Two lawsuits were filed and , including golfer Michelle Wie West, former USWNT star Julie Foudy and softball legend Jess Mendoza, helped raise millions to save the programs.
- Stanford’s original cuts were part of a throughout college sports stemming from COVID-19-related budget issues. Here’s to a in the right direction.
👎The bad: In addition to the , the NCAA softball championship bracket is drawing deserved criticism as three states set to host regionals this weekend — Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee — have trangender athlete bans.
- Last month, the NCAA expressing support for transgender student-athletes byclaiming championship sites would only be selected if they were “safe, healthy and free of discrimination.” .