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Who’s Playing College Sports: Money, Race and Gender

Diana Taurasi #3 of the University of Connecticut Huskies huddles with her team during the National Championship game of the NCAA Women’s Final Four Tournament against of the Tennessee Lady Vols at the New Orleans Arena on April 6, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by: Elsa/Getty Images)

This research is the most accurate description of college sports’ participation patterns to date, shows that both men’s and women’s sports participation have increased over the past 25 years. It examines factors, including Title IX and athletic expenditure growth, impacting today’s college sports participation trends, which vary widely by sport. Changes in high school sports participation, rising health care costs, increased numbers of international students, and college recruitment are explored, as well as the implication of these participation trends on college sports’ diversity.

Read the Executive Summary here or the full report below.


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