By Len Elmore
The recent controversy surrounding disparity in facilities and accommodations between the NCAA’s men’s and women’s basketball championships serves to underscore the inequity and downright absurdity in the funding of all college sports.
While college athletes are once again delivering inspired performances, their feats have been overshadowed by major shortcomings in the women’s tournament that display gender discrimination, as well as overarching questions about the fair treatment of all college athletes, male and female. Players in both tournaments have demanded a meeting with NCAA executives to urge swift changes to rules that restrict college athletes from earning compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness. Without question, it is time for change.