The teams had barely landed in Texas when complaints about the inequality between women’s and men’s tournaments were made over social media posts mentioning women’s strength training facilities in San Antonio were severely lacking in comparison to those of the men in Indianapolis both tournaments have 64 teams

In an Instagram post, Stanford women’s basketball performance coach Ali Kershner posted a photo of a single stack of weights next to a workout table with sanitary yoga mats and compared it to images of huge facilities for men with free stacks of weights, dumbbells and squats. p>

“These women want and deserve the same opportunities,” Kershner tweeted. “In a year marked by a struggle for equality, this is a chance to have a conversation and get better”

Several former top college and current WNBA players quickly tweeted support for the women and criticism of the NCAA

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“This situation in the NCAA bladder weight room is absolutely disrespectful,” tweeted A’ja Wilson, who led South Carolina to the 2017 national championship and now plays for the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA

NCAA Senior Vice President for Women’s Basketball, Lynn Holzman, said the board of directors will seek to quickly upgrade the equipment available at the women’s tournament The original setup was limited due to the lack of available space in San Antonio and it was planned to to expand it once the tournament field has shrunk in the later rounds

“We acknowledge that some of the amenity teams usually have access to be unavailable in the controlled environment. This is partly due to limited space and the original plan was to expand the training area as soon as later in the tournament additional space is available, “said Holzman.” However, we would like to cater to the needs of our participating teams and are actively working to improve the resources available on the exercise fields, including additional strength training equipment “

Middle Tennessee state coach Rick Insell said his team hadn’t seen the weight room yet but saw nothing else, suggesting the women are getting less than the men

“I saw on Twitter that the men’s weight room is very different, and men were given things that women weren’t given, but I didn’t see any of them here,” said Insell. “Now, maybe later, we’ll see what’s going on But for now we’ll just practice, eat and go to your room “

The NCAA has almost 2700 tests were performed and only one came back positive, which was a good sign for the women’s basketball tournament

NCAA senior vice president of women’s basketball, Lynn Holzman, released the numbers on a media call Thursday morning but did not identify who tested positive

Holzman also said that all of the 64 teams announced in parentheses on Monday have arrived safely in Texas, so none of the replacement teams will be needed

“We continue to emphasize the need to ensure that we conduct our championship in a safe manner,” she said

Former President Barack Obama has selected Baylor to win the national championship against Stanford in the championship game this year

Obama had NC. State and Maryland in the Final Four with the two No. 1 seeds that would mean the Terrapins, against whom Obama had played in his bracket a few years ago when his niece was playing for Princeton and they were tournament opponents, Dawn Staley’s South Carolina team would knock out in the regional finals

“@BarackObama I say @MichelleObama, it’s obvious you haven’t spoken to her We’ll forgive, don’t forget you’re still our type”

Obama mostly went with the better seeded teams to advance in the first round Seeds knocked off

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Every eligible player who wishes to make himself available for the draft must register by waiving his remaining intercollegial authorization

A player who wants to register must join the league no later than 1 Email April If a player competes in the Final Four, the player has up to 48 hours after the end of their last game to notify the league if they intend to enter the Draft

In the past, players who ran out of college eligibility were automatically included in the draft, which became a bigger issue this season when all players were granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA due to the coronavirus pandemic / p>

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