The cheerleaders at Mesa University are not without their problems. Mary Ann is trying to get her unfaithful boyfriend to marry her. Lisa is having a affair with a married professor. Andrea is debating whether or not she should lose her virginity.
The newest cheerleader, Kate, is a journalism student who is using her experience on the squad for a feminist paper she is writing for her thesis.
While working on the paper, Kate comes to believe that the cheerleaders and football players deserve more respect, and she uncovers a gambling ring that involves the coach, who is also the professor with whom Lisa is having an affair, as well as Mary Ann's father.