By Amy Huchthausen
Today’s guest columnist is Amy Huchthausen, commissioner of the America East Conference.
Shock. Outrage. Indignation. Those were just some of the reactions to the stark resource differences between this year’s NCAA Women’s and Men’s Basketball Championships. These reactions and the ensuing criticism came from student-athletes, coaches, administrators, commissioners and the general public—even those who do not follow sports. It was that kind of story.
The NCAA responded by hiring an outside law firm to conduct a review of basketball, which will expand to all championships. It remains to be seen whether the final report will be shared with the membership, but we now wait until the review is complete.