Emmert Claims Progress In Women’s NCAAs, Not Close On Pay
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A year after glaring inequities were revealed at the women’s NCAA Tournament and less than two weeks after sharp criticism from Congress, NCAA President Mark Emmert says he is happy with the institution’s progress but said there had only been “preliminary discussions” about distributing tournament revenues to women’s programs.
Emmert said the work ahead improving conditions for women’s basketball includes negotiating a new television contract for the women’s tournament and potentially having a similar revenue distribution protocol as the men’s event.
Emmert on future efforts and units: "Some of the things you see are tangible, visible changes… There are a lot of things that you don't necessarily see."
Also confirms that there have been "the beginning of discussions about economic distribution" in women's college basketball
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Emmert was careful not to call for specific changes ahead of discussions by the NCAA’s hundreds of member schools, and he declined to offer his own viewpoint.