Philly.com's Mike Jensen is reporting Temple University received notification earlier this week that the athletic department is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights dealing with Title IX gender-equity issues. University president Neal Theobald said, "there must have been someone who filed a complaint."
That wouldn't be much of a surprise as the news comes almost exactly two months after the school announced it would be cutting seven seven athletic programs: baseball, softball, men's and women's rowing, men's gymnastics, and men's indoor/outdoor track & field. The elimination of these teams means nine full-time head coaches will be looking for work while 150 student-athletes suddenly lost their teams.
It was only a matter of time before someone filed a complaint about the elimination of the teams. It will be interesting to see if there is a Title IX violation here. That could definitely change the landscape of these cuts.
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