Just as women's sports have been declining in interest across the western world, the NY Times reports today that the CWWF, College Women's Wrestling Federation is arousing spectators.
Many colleges and universities have had a hard time selling tickets to some of their once most popular sporting competitions. Now basketball arenas and football stadiums are often half empty or half full, depending on whether the AD is a pessimist or a sight impaired individual.
But apparently, this is not the case with women's wrestling. Wrestling bowls across the country have been selling out with scalpers getting three and four times the ticket price on match days.
Women's wrestling writer, I. Luke Fopoosey believes that the new interest in this sport may be related to today's college students and their more liberated ideas about female athletic competition: "Today's liberated college student would not dare step into the titty bars that kept past generations of undergrads entertained. The new respect for women has drawn hordes of fraternity spectators to the cat fights, er, I mean, Olympic style wrestling exhibitions on our now genderless campussies!"