If sports were played with robot exoskeletons then the rules would have to change. The robots would become required.
Jr. and Intercollegiate wouldn't be far behind in picking up the change. Robots in sports. Lots of sports. Title 9 would spread it farther too, Maybe even level the playing field.
They become so common that *I* can buy one.
At the corner sporting goods store.
Sure it would be an expensive toy, but I'd rather have a robot exoskeleton then a car any day.