COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One player’s effort on social media to show the disparity of amenities at the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments is gaining attention.
Sedona Prince, who plays at Oregon, posted a video showing the lack of workout equipment for her team and contrasted with what is being made available at the men’s tournament.
It was noticed by some big names in the sports field, including NBA star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith.
“This needs to be addressed—Not right!” Smith wrote.
The entire women’s NCAA Tournament is being staged in Texas, with the Women’s Final Four in San Antonio. Similarly, the NCAA is staging the entire men’s tournament in Indiana, with that Final Four in Indianapolis.
Dan Gavitt, vice president of basketball for the NCAA, has since apologized, telling The New York Times that the organization “dropped the ball.”