A friend and colleague sent me the link to the You Tube video (below) promoting women’s rugby at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. QU added women’s rugby in an attempt to come into Title IX compliance, after it was told, by a federal judge, that it could not–at this time–count competitive cheerleading as a sport. It also added women’s golf and kept–per the judge’s order–women’s volleyball. You may recall that QU tried to cut its women’s volleyball team, but because it was not providing equitable opportunities to women, it elevated competitive cheer to varsity status to compensate for the cut. But it was also revealed that there had been some roster doctoring going on.
So, as said friend noted, it was kind of interesting that the promo video stressed–repeatedly–opportunity. Seems to be a word they only recently learned. And you know how it goes. You learn a new word and you just want to use it over and over again.
I also found it kind of amusing that the video uses the de facto gay anthem as its background music. I would guess that that was not intentional but, hey, it could be effective. Today’s recruits are probably more astute than the PR people in QU’s athletics department.