Maryland WBB frustrated over disparity of tournament amenities initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The annual males’s and ladies’s NCAA basketball tournaments start this week, pitting the 64 greatest groups on both sides of faculty hoops in opposition to one another to find out a nationwide champion. The ladies’s event might be held in San Antonio, Texas, whereas the boys are taking part in in Indianapolis.
When the ladies’s groups arrived at their facility, nonetheless, they began to note how their “weight room” wasn’t precisely as much as the identical customary because it was for the boys’s groups.
After heavy criticism ensued, the NCAA released a statement citing an absence of house as reasoning for the restricted gear.
“We acknowledge that among the facilities groups would usually have entry to haven’t been in place as obtainable contained in the managed setting,” the assertion learn. “Partly, that is because of the restricted house and the unique plan was to increase the exercise space as soon as extra house was obtainable later within the event. Nonetheless, we need to be attentive to the wants of our taking part groups, and we’re actively working to boost current assets at follow courts, together with extra weight coaching gear.”
Not everybody purchased that rationalization.
In an effort to point out how his gamers want the load room gear simply as a lot as the boys’s groups do, Maryland assistant director of basketball efficiency Keith Pough posted a collection of movies on Twitter displaying them lifting.
A few of Maryland’s gamers additionally took to Twitter to touch upon the variations between the “swag luggage” given to contributors of every respective event.
The ladies’s event is scheduled to start Sunday earlier than No. 2-seeded Maryland takes on No. 15 Mount St. Mary’s on Monday afternoon.