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Court rules Quinnipiac Cheerleading is not a Sport!

And that’s a good thing!

Quinnipiac cheering...maybe...

Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that competitive cheerleading is not a sport.

The reason for the court’s ruling was that Quinnipiac University cancelled Women’s Volleyball and in its place added Competitive Cheerleading.

Why?

Because they needed to be in compliance with Title IX, the 1972 federal law that requires male and female athletes to be given equal opportunities.

Additionally, the women’s volleyball team also said that Quinnipiac cancelled their sport because it was too expensive while at the same time diverting funds into male athletics.

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Now, I have no problem with Competitive Cheering. But when one sport, which is more widely accepted as such, is cancelled for another under these circumstances, then that is just plain wrong.

But don’t tell that to Deanna Harvey, who wrote in the NY Daily News:

I was a competitive cheerleader for five years and I have a very different opinion on this ruling stemming from a lawsuit by members of the Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team who sued when the school disbanded the squad and replaced it with cheerleading.

I began cheering my freshman year of high school and it immediately gave me a confidence I’d never had before. It also made me appreciate what it takes to succeed in a competitive, challenging and dangerous environment – and isn’t that the definition of a sport?

My message to the judge who ruled that cheerleading is not a sport is to try one stunt, perform a backflip while you soar into the air, and wait for two petite girls to catch you. And then get back to me.

Ms. Harvey is completely missing the point.

She thinks that the judge is attacking Competitive Cheering when in fact that is not the issue.

The issue is that the University cancelled one sport without concrete reasons and replaced it with another. The sports are irrelevant. Plain and simple.

And now, to show my support for Competitive Cheering, which is not a sport, I’ll post a few action shots in its honor:

Someone's missing from this picture..

This was a google result of nerdy cheerleader

-Cheerleadboy

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