NCAA COMMITTEE PONDERS DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAMS
At a "quiet meeting" in N.Y. last week, the NCAA
Committee on Women's Athletics "discussed" the possibility
of forming women's college football teams, according to Tom
Farrey of ESPN.com. Committee member Earl Edwards: "We
talked about it for 10 or 15 minutes. ... Now that women are
involved in ice hockey, wrestling and boxing, it opens up
the door for anything, including football. We were
definitely open to it." The idea was introduced by Women's
Sports Foundation Exec Dir Donna Lopiano. Farrey's "guess
is that most of America isn't yet ready for gridiron girls,"
though NCAA schools "are under serious pressure to add
women's sports opportunities" (ESPN.com, 7/15).