NCAA, despite a history of buckling, sides with female athletes

Thursday, May 20, 2021
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NCAA logoFemale athletes can take a victory lap, at least for now, after the NCCA reversed a decision that blocked participation in states where so-called “trans” athletes are blocked from participating.

Just last month, the NCAA Board of Governors took the side of transgender athletes and declared the organization “firmly and unequivocally supports” the right of transgender student-athletes to compete in college-level sports.

What was left unmentioned in the announcement – and seems to never be addressed – is that most trans athletes are biological males who have the natural ability to outrun and overpower even the most fit female competitors. The NCAA made its announcement, in fact, after numerous state legislatures are addressing the unfairness and have introduced bills that side with females. Those bills angered homosexual rights activists, who found allies within the NCAA, and hence the powerful college organization declared only states that are “free of discrimination” would be chosen for championship events.

“Dangerous proposals around the country are putting transgender young people at risk," a spokesman for the National Center for Transgender Equality said of the now-reversed NCAA stance. 

The ACLU also praised the NCAA last month and told state lawmakers their bills would prove “costly.”   

passing a relay batonBy reversing itself now, the NCAA is freeing states such as Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Arkansas to hold NCAA-sanctioned tournaments.

Steve McConkey of 4 Winds Christian Athletics points out NCAA-sanctioned sports tournaments draw thousands of fans who spend lots of money.

“You eliminate big states,” he tells One News Now, “you're going to be in financial trouble.”

Oklahoma City, for example, is set to host the Women’s College World Series beginning June 3, which is expected to generate $20 million for the city and region.

NCAA buckled over 'bathroom bill'

McConkey, a former track and field star, has followed the fight over transgender athletes for years and has been warning the issue would destroy athletics in the name of tolerance.

North Carolina welcome signIn 2016, the transgender issue was largely unknown to much of the public when North Carolina legislators passed HB 2, a so-called bathroom bill. It blocked transgender women --- biological men --- from entering a public women’s restroom and was signed into law by then-Gov. Pat McCrory. 

What was viewed by many as a benign and common-sense law about safety and privacy unleashed a well-organized torrent of left-wing activism. Gov. McCrory and state lawmakers were accused of hatred and discrimination, and they were warned the state would lose thousands of new jobs and millions of tourist dollars for allowing the new law. The state, in fact, reportedly lost billions of dollars.   

During that successful pressure campaign, the NCAA announced it was boycotting the state, too, and pulled several games from the state. NCAA reversed course in 2017, when the legislature repealed HB 2 under pressure, but even then homosexual activist groups complained the new legislation was not strong enough and criticized the NCAA for caving.


The pushback has been slow after North Carolina was blistered over its law, but more and more states are passing laws that side with female athletes, and it is that growing list of new state laws that promoted the April announcement from the NCAA.

McConkey, however, points to a 2019 Rasmussen point in which the public overwhelmingly sided with biological females.  

What has happened within the NCAA, he adds, is the organization realized it was going "against the stream" over the issue and, like North Carolina, stood to lose millions of dollars if it didn't reverse course. 


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