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              The debate over Title IX, the federal statue that
    prohibits gender discrimination in athletic programs, continued
    at a seminar put on by the NCAA and a later news conference by
    the Women's Sports Foundation.  The battle is sure to continue as
    members of the College Football Coaches Association are scheduled
    to meet with Congress on May 9 to discuss ways in which Title IX
    affects them.  Donna Lopiano, Exec Director of the Women's Sports
    Foundation, expressed their continued support of the law.
    Rebutting claims from football coaches that gains for women come
    at the expense of their game and men's non-revenue programs,
    Lopiano said, "It is so easy to cut men's non-revenue sports and
    blame on gender equity. ... Football coaches have to play like a
    team on this.  It is the right thing to do" (Karen Goldberg,
    WASHINGTON TIMES, 4/21).  Athletic directors "are caught between
    advocates of increased opportunities for women and college
    football coaches."  CFA Exec Dir Chuck Neinas: "Title IX is not
    an affirmative action program.  It is an anti-discrimination
    program.  What the judge is proposing is setting a quota" (Milton
    Kent, Baltimore SUN, 4/21).

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