Episode 178 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast features U.S. men's freestyle World Team member James Green.
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It's also the 43rd anniversary of Title IX, the legislation that's helped thousands and thousands of women enjoy the benefits of sports at the college level (and other parts of life). Title IX is NOT a sports-only law. It has influence over game times, practice jerseys, gym facilities. Basically, it's gotta be fair and equitable. With Title IX's application to college athletics, the fairness is one-sided. While women have seen monumental growth in athletics, there is this blind eye to the fact the law has caused programs to be cut over the years on the men's side. To say Title IX has never impacted a men's cut is to lack common sense.
But look at the numbers for yourself, before we get to talking with Green, I'll break down some stats, which you can verify by clicking here.
Now, James Green. We have fun with Green and talk about his influences, how he started wrestling in New Jersey, comparisons (liked or unliked) to his Nebraska comrade Jordan Burroughs and a litany of other things.
He's a fun guy to talk with and he's up next on Short Time. Follow Green on Twitter @WhoisJamesG.
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