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Gazette Premium Content Colorado defends 'Football 101 for Women' clinic

The Associated Press Published: July 8, 2014

BOULDER — Some University of Colorado alumni are rolling their eyes at an upcoming "Football 101 for Women" clinic. They say it plays to gender stereotypes that women don't understand the game.

But university officials insist the class is sophisticated and not intended to be condescending to women.

The Daily Cameras reports (http://bit.ly/1mnguhl) that the three-hour class is taught by Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre. The women-only event costs $50 a head and is described as a "comfortable setting" for women to learn about CU football.

CU athletic department spokesman Dave Plati said the campus has been hosting the class since the mid-1990s and has not heard any complaints about it. One alumna told the newspaper that the course name is a "slap in the face" to women.

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