Equality in Sports

Colby Bicentennial Seal 1964-2013

Nov. 9, 1989

 

Women athletes are upset and frustrated. In a recent Echo poll of 20 women competitors, the female athletes said that while their program is growing, men still get most of the money, coverage and attention from the athletic department.

The complaints focused on three points contributing to their sub par feelings toward the department–the lack of coverage by local media and the Echo, men’s teams receiving an unfair amount of the budget, and the failure to respond to evaluations athletes turn in at the end of the season.

“The quality of women’s athletics is definitely improving,” said one junior soccer player. “However, no matter how far they go in tournaments, the men’s teams, football especially, will get the lead in the paper.”