Quinnipiac Reinstates Women’s Volleyball, Cuts Men's Track after Gender Equity Suit

May 26, 2009 - 5:00 PM
Quinnipiac University has reinstated its women's volleyball team and dropped men's indoor track in response to an injunction issued in a gender equity lawsuit against the Connecticut school.
Hartford, Conn. (AP) - Quinnipiac University has reinstated its women's volleyball team and dropped men's indoor track in response to an injunction issued in a gender equity lawsuit against the Connecticut school.
 
Tuesday's announcement comes after a federal judge on Friday issued an injunction that prevented the school from carrying out plans to eliminate the volleyball program. It planned to elevate cheerleading to a varsity sport and eliminate men's outdoor track and golf.
 
The volleyball coach and some players sued, alleging that Quinnipiac failed to comply with federal Title IX laws by not providing equal athletic opportunities for women.
 
A university spokesman would not comment. The Connecticut ACLU, which sued on behalf of the volleyball team, did not immediately return a call for comment.