I always thought the government was too wimpy in enforcing Title IX. They should drop the hammer. Tell these schools "be in full compliance by the start of the new school year in September 2005, or lose federal funding". And none of this escaping through the "showing progress" prong. It's been 31 years since the law was passed. There should be more than "progress" in that time.
Solution? I would go a step further than even she would. I'd put a hard cap of 60 players per college football team, period. Scholarship, non-scholarship, walk-on, whatever. No more than 60 total players. NFL teams have 53, and they do 10 times the specialty substituting of colleges. The college season is shorter, the games are less physical, and the playbook is much simpler. It's time to end this welfare system for mediocre football players. Better to spend the money on other sports, including the "minor" men's sports that are always placed on the chopping block, and where the players can actually play worth a crap.
Every time something like this is suggested, the football coaches start their whining. For such a macho sport, a lot of the folks involved sure act like a bunch of wusses. Cut them to 60 players, and tell the coaches to grow up and, oh, coach. Instead of stockpiling good players on a handful of top teams, some will be distributed to other schools, raising the quality of play throughout the NCAA. Maybe that's what they're afraid of. They've got a cushy gig, and don't wnt it spoiled by actually having to work.
And as much as I chastise football, I must put some blame on some of these "minor" sports for buying their "blame the women" policy, instead of having the guts to stand up to football. Seems "wussy-itis" is contagious.