The NCAA has retained the law firm of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP (“KHF”) to conduct a comprehensive and thorough external review of gender equity issues in connection with the NCAA, focusing on NCAA championships.

The initial focus of this review was on women’s and men’s basketball and the gender equity issues that arose out of the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in May 2021.  KHF has completed this phase of its review and delivered to the NCAA Board of Governors a comprehensive written report, which includes its findings and recommendations.  At the request of the NCAA, that report is publicly available below. You can read a summary of the report here and the announcement of the report’s release here.

The next phase of KHF’s review will include an examination across the NCAA’s other sports and championships.  You can find more information about that ongoing review here and make a submission sharing your concerns about gender equity here.

Read the Report