NCAA Signals That It May Pull Championships from States That Protect Women’s Sports

Women playing basketball
by Ben Zeisloft


The NCAA signaled that it may pull championship games from places that stop biological males from competing in women’s sports.

The collegiate sports league released a statement on Monday reaffirming that it supports “the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports,” which is grounded in the value of “fair competition.”

“The NCAA has a long-standing policy that provides a more inclusive path for transgender participation in college sports,” continues the statement. “Our approach — which requires testosterone suppression treatment for transgender women to compete in women’s sports — embraces the evolving science on this issue and is anchored in participation policies of both the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.”

The statement closed by saying that “only locations where hosts can commit to providing an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination” should be selected for championship events.

Presumably referring to states’ moves to stop biological males from competing in girls’ and women’s sports, the NCAA stated that it will “continue to closely monitor these situations to determine whether NCAA championships can be conducted in ways that are welcoming and respectful of all participants.”

Many conservative-leaning states, such as Mississippi and Idaho, are moving to protect female athletes’ capacity to compete against members of their own sex.

Surveys indicate that the general American public by no means agrees with the NCAA’s decision.

According to a recent Politico poll, the majority of Americans support banning biological males who claim a transgender identity from competing against women. The results indicated that 53 percent of registered voters would support such a policy.

Elizabeth Najjar — a Campus Reform correspondent and rugby player at Norwich University — is staunchly against the NCAA’s policy.

“Especially in a sport like rugby, having biological males play against females can cause serious injury and it also takes away athletic opportunities for females,” she explained.

Najjar added that “many females seek athletic scholarships and opportunities out of high school to play at a higher level, and now high schools are allowing biological males to compete in girls sports.” She fears that “the NCAA doing the same thing is directly going against women and taking away opportunities from female athletes.”

Campus Reform reached out to the NCAA for comment; this article will be updated accordingly.

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Ben Zeisloft is a Pennsylvania Senior Campus Correspondent, reporting on liberal bias and abuse for Campus Reform. He is studying Finance and Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Benjamin also writes for The UPenn Statesman and the Wharton International Business Review.
Photo “Women’s basketball game” by Lorie Shaull CC 2.0.


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8 Thoughts to “NCAA Signals That It May Pull Championships from States That Protect Women’s Sports”

  1. 83ragtop50

    The NCAA has once again proven itself to be a less than worthless operation. I have lived and breathed college sports for many, many years but I will put them in the trash bin with NASCAR and MLB if they do not tell the woke crowd to take a hike. I will be done with them for good if they take any such action – even at my own alma mater.

  2. Tom Jen

    What happened to protecting womens rghts ??? This is just 1 more way to take rights and fairness away from biological women. Im now so disgusted with all sports authorities. Im done. Unless the NCAA is abolished, im done.

  3. Gary Bullwinkel

    Sue the heck out of them . let them prove that a male is really a female and that a female is not really a woman.

  4. Russ Crouch

    The NCAA has been trying to make it self a thing of the past. This keeps pushing it the same way. They are becoming a joke, by their own hand.

  5. AWM

    Another useless organization (NCAA) getting political. How about “we the people” tell the NCAA to shove it!

  6. AWM

    How about “we the people” tell the NCAA to stick it.

  7. Kevin J. Powers

    If the NCAA receives any sort of tax break/incentive from the state of TN, the General Assembly should IMMEDIATELY withdraw those financial breaks. Enough of the corporate blackmail.

  8. John Bumpus

    What the heck does the NCAA think that it is? For the NCAA to even ‘signal’ such a thing is too much for me! The NCAA is merely the creature of American colleges and universities. American colleges and universities are the creatures of the people of the United States, which for the most part means the State legislatures of the nation. The NCAA is not the equivalent of the General Assembly of Tennessee or the Congress of the U. S., but (in so many words) the NCAA is now ‘signaling’ that it thinks that it is.

    The NCAA can be discarded into the ‘rubbish bin’ of history. If the NCAA attempts to follow through on its threat, colleges and universities all over America should ‘dump’ the NCAA for a replacement organization. And if the colleges and universities won’t, the State legislatures which created them should mandate such a rival athletic organization—there are already the ‘bones’ for doing such a thing across the country in the various existing athletic conferences.

    It is past time for ‘woke’ Marxist sympathizing college and university administrators to ‘learn their place’ in the total scheme of things. And if they refuse (which is possible), the legislatures of the States—which provide most of the money for them—should demand it.