NCAA Women's Tournament May Look More Like Men's

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Disparities in weight training amenities available to participants in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments this year drew nationwide attention — and some outrage. In the end, those inequities may serve as catalyst to the respective tournaments being treated more similarly in much broader ways moving forward.

While awaiting the findings of an external gender equity review, the Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee has held regular virtual meetings since the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship to begin determining the best path forward, according to an article posted Tuesday at

“The oversight committee is dedicated to moving quickly to bring positive changes to the sport of women’s basketball,” said Lisa Campos, athletics director at UTSA and chair of the women’s basketball oversight committee. “We are having these exploratory discussions now on items that are of high interest to members and women’s basketball stakeholders, with the expectation that we will be able to lay a foundation to take the next appropriate steps once the gender equity review is completed.”

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