For example, over a million boys each year play high school football, and $367 million in college football scholarships are consumed, so the "expected value" of being a high school football player is $358 in college athletic scholarships. In contrast, only $22 in women's golf scholarships are awarded each year, but only 54,000 girls play high school golf, so the expected value of being a girl golfer in high school is $413. So, being a girl golfer only pays a little better than being a boy football player, but, on the other hand, you compete by strolling around on manicured lawns and nobody slams you to the turf. And the football players more than earn their keep, competing in front of 80,000 people each weekend, while college women golfers might get 80 people to come watch a tournament. In contrast, the expected value of being on the boy's high school golf team is only $140.
Due to Title IX, which outlaws "discrimination" against females, especially in sports females don't like to play, colleges pay absurd amounts to bribe enough women to play certain sports.
I typed in the numbers for a few of the sports. Here they are, sorted by college scholarship dollars per female high school athlete, beginning with $9,453 of college scholarship money available for every girl who rows in high school!
|HS Boys||$/HS Boy||HS Girls||$/HS Girl||Sex Ratio|
|Fencing||777||$ 1,802||641||$ 3,276||0.55|
|Ice Hockey||32,166||$ 926||4,245||$ 2,568||0.36|
|Riflery||2,274||$ 132||775||$ 1,419||0.09|
|Lacrosse||35,266||$ 423||26,677||$ 637||0.66|
|Golf||165,857||$ 140||54,720||$ 413||0.34|
|Field Hockey||213||NA||58,372||$ 302||NA|
|Water Polo||13,871||$ 159||11,856||$ 295||0.54|
|Basketball||541,130||$ 233||451,600||$ 272||0.85|
|Track/CC||713,305||$ 77||602,930||$ 133||0.58|
Even in sports that high school girls like, such as track and cross-country, which is great for staying slender, the bias is striking: the average high school girl runner can expect $133 in college scholarship money, versus only $77 for the average high school boy.
And, the "Sex Ratio" column understates the degree of anti-male bias because this table is based on high school team members, but there are a lot more boys than girls in high school who aren't good enough to make the school team.