By Katie Lever and Andrew Zimbalist
Oregon forward Sedona Prince has arguably done more to advance women’s sports this March than the NCAA has done in decades.
On March 18, the redshirt sophomore posted a video on TikTok and Twitter of the “weight room” the women competing in San Antonio were provided for their national basketball tournament—a tiny rack of dumbbells. Prince then showed a video of the men’s facility in Indianapolis: a huge room filled with decked-out squat racks and shelves stacked with free weights. The same day, images of swag bag disparities went viral as well.
While the inequities are puzzling, it’s even more baffling that the NCAA thought it could get away with such blatant sexism in so many different forms, which extended to the quality of the women’s meals, the lodging, and the Covid-19 testing.