'It was really bad': UNC women's basketball discusses steps toward equity in NCAA TournamentBy Shelby Swanson | Mar. 20
As they start their 2023 March Madness run — and yes, the women's tournament now uses March Madness branding — several Tar Heels have reflected on how their tournament experience has changed over the years.
- In August 2021, the NCAA’s extensive report found that, on average, the association spends more money on male athletes than female athletes. This discrepancy is because the organization views men’s championships in a different regard than women’s championships.
- "Because of the way that the structure’s in place, it’s more lucrative for your men’s basketball team to be more successful," UNC women's basketball head coach Courtney Banghart said. "The politics of that is real.”