uscvball Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 9,806 Likes Received: 15,301 Oct 1, 2019 #21 Do you ever bother to research things before you post? "Tuesday’s Game 2 of the UCLA-Oklahoma Women’s College World Series final earned a 1.1 rating and 1.80 million viewers on ESPN, up 18% in ratings and viewership from Florida State-Washington last year (0.95, 1.52M) and flat and up 3% respectively from Oklahoma-Florida in 2017 (1.1, 1.74M). The Bruins’ win delivered the largest WCWS audience in four years, since Michigan-Florida Game 3 in 2015 (2.27M). It also delivered the fourth-largest baseball or softball audience on cable this year, behind three Sunday Night Baseball games — Red Sox-Yankees last weekend (1.97M), Braves-Phillies in March (1.87M) and Cardinals-Cubs last month (1.81M)." And.... "According to the Department of Education, college softball teams reported $450 million in revenue in 2016-17 (the last year data has been reported). The top school listed -- Florida State (the 2018 NCAA champions) -- reported $2.2 million in softball revenues. Baylor University also reported $2.2 million in revenue and 42 additional programs reported more than $1 million in revenues. When we look at all college sports, we see that only three men's sports -- football, men's basketball, and baseball -- report larger revenues than women's softball. The Department of Education reports revenue on at least 30 men's college sports, so at least 27 men's college sports are not doing as well today at women's softball." You seem to not realize that the increase in female athletes at universities around the country has allowed a generation of women to get their college education while also competing for their University. Plus, if we remove women from the graduation success rate, a lot of schools drop significantly. Jack53 and sctrojan2006 like this.