The NCAA 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 March 2021. KHF completed Phase I of its review and, on August 2, 2021, delivered to the NCAA Board of Governors a comprehensive written report, which includes its findings and recommendations. 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 second phase of KHF’s review involved an examination of the remaining 84 NCAA championships. KHF has now completed Phase II of its review and delivered its second report to the NCAA Board of Governors. At the request of the NCAA, that report is publicly available below, and a summary of the report is available here. You can read the announcement of our Phase II report here.

Our external gender equity review has now concluded.

Read the Report