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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Women on UC rowing team sue, say men's sports unfairly get far better facilities

Cincinnati Enquirer:

CALIFORNIA, Ohio - They gather for practice here, on the banks of the Ohio River, in a stuffy trailer with wood paneling. There is no plumbing, no electricity. Outside, their boats are surrounded by a chain-link fence. Two portable toilet stalls sit nearby.

For the 60 or so women of the University of Cincinnati's rowing team, this is a familiar place, one they visit almost daily during the season.

It's also the main reason they're suing UC.

Monday, the team filed suit against the university, saying UC has spent millions on men's sports while not providing the women's rowing team so much as a boathouse...