I might be a little late for this since the talks has went to renaming cheerleading, but i just now got to read the entire thread. There is a chance that some people might want to stone me to death after this, but after reading this article I have to agree with what Jeff Webb did. Now trust me I love cheer and think it should be considered a sport, but with this court case what i do not agree with is cutting a sport such a Volleyball for a cheerleading team. Those cheerleaders are athletes yes, but with what is currently in place those cheerleaders competition schedule does not even compare to that of what a volleyball team would have. So that school cut a team that competes in a college conference to give scholarships to a team that competes a handful of times with the same seven teams with no chance of winning a true NCAA championship for that school. That volleyball team competes way more with more teams with a chance of bringing home a title that actually means something to most all colleges. With that said i do not think that the NCAA will not become involved with cheer eventually, but it isn't like that yet. When there are more then just 7 teams and more then just a handful of these "meet style" competitions with actual college conferences then the cheer side of this court case would have a better valid point. Like i said i love cheer and cheererd all my childhood but with the way college cheer currently is I have to side with the Volleyball team. It is just like at my high school when they cut our wrestling team in order to have a dance team because they did not have an equal amount of womens and mens sports. Parents and the community were outraged because that wrestling team was a truly competitive team when the dance team would only compete 4 times the entire year. Jeff Webb is not saying cheerleading is down right not a sport, he is saying in the volleyball teams support that it is no more of a sport then that volleyball team so why cut their team for the other. I think if you had a child who played volleyball for a school you would be upset of the child who played volleyball and had a scholarship had their sport cut so that the cheerleaders who rarely compete can have their scholarships. Put yourself in the other sides shoes and you might see their side of things a little better.