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via, by Craig McMichael

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Florida State Lacrosse Club Takes a Stand for Title IX


Florida State University athletic department had a busy Wednesday two weeks ago. The week’s biggest headline was the university’s Board of Trustees using their meeting to go on the offensive and threaten to leave the ACC over the conference’s media rights deal.

The group led by President Richard McCullough and a host of prominent trustees, made the case that the ACC media rights deal leaves the schools at a competitive disadvantage. With radical changes to the existing media rights deal, the university could leave the ACC for a new one.

While that was enough to shake up the new cycle, the athletic department received a letter from the university’s Women’s Lacrosse Club program in consultation with Title IX attorney Arthur Bryant. The letter requested that the university elevate the team from club to varsity. Bryant laid out the reasons for the letter to USA Today.

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