NCAA president Mark Emmert said it shouldn’t have happened. Dan Gavitt, the NCAA vice president for basketball, apologized. The disparities between the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments are far and wide.
The outcries began when players, such as the Oregon Ducks’ Sedona Prince, posted on social media the lack of exercise equipment available to players despite ample space, which the NCAA initially cited as the reason for the differences.
Several companies, including Dick’s and Tonal, posted on social media in the aftermath of the revelation to offer support. And practically overnight, a new weight room for first- and second-round teams — the original plan called for a weight room to be created for the Sweet 16 — was set up.
In the space next to the practice court, where the original