The NCAA found themselves in hot water this week when people compared the women’s minuscule weight room to the men’s massive workout facility for this year’s NCAA tournament
Oregon’s Sedona Prince posted a video tour of the non-existent weight room that exploded on social media and caused a national uproar.
Let me put it on Twitter too cause this needs the attention pic.twitter.com/t0DWKL2YHR
— Sedona Prince (@sedonaprince_) March 19, 2021
On Saturday, the NCAA revealed the upgraded weight room for the women’s March Madness bubble after NCAA vice president for basketball Dan Gavitt apologized for “dropping the ball.”
“I apologize to women’s basketball student-athletes, to the coaches, to the women’s basketball committee for dropping the ball, frankly, on the weight-room issue in San Antonio. We’ll get it fixed as soon as possible.”
— espnW (@espnW) March 20, 2021
The weight room has arrived!
— NCAA Women’s Basketball (@ncaawbb) March 20, 2021
People still felt the women’s weight room was much smaller than men’s despite the upgrades.
I mean…at least the weights aren't pink. Why not just give them the same equipment as the men? pic.twitter.com/EqP1rVM52X
— Gwen Moran (@gwenmoran) March 20, 2021
Still looks pretty bare to me. https://t.co/DuCxjzJ2Fp
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) March 20, 2021
Why the uplighting? Couldn’t that have been better spent on equipment? It’s still much less than the fellas IMO
— mother of gremlins (@hopkriswho) March 20, 2021
STILL not comparable to the men’s weight room!
— Let (@letgonz74) March 20, 2021
Is it just me, or does it look like they put more thought into the visual effects than the equipment?
— TK (@stanfordbb) March 20, 2021
They spent more on pipe and drape and lighting than equipment.
— Ann Rosenfield (she/her) (@AnnBRosenfield) March 20, 2021
THIS IS STILL BULLSHIT.
HS weight rooms have more equipment than that. And what's with the lame-ass lighting?
— Kimistry got vaccinated ︽✵︽ #BLM (@KimberlyNuggets) March 20, 2021
Didn’t invest in equipment before. Invested in drapes and lighting now 🤦🏼♂️
— Mike Eubanks (@maeubanks) March 20, 2021
— Jim Jams (@JimJams1996) March 20, 2021