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NCAA makes big changes for women’s basketball tournament — 68 teams and using ‘March Madness’ — a year after a scathing report

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“The zero-based budgeting exercise mentioned in the gender-equity report has been very detailed and time-consuming in a good way,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA senior vice president of basketball. “We’ve taken every budget line for men’s and women’s basketball championships and compared and contrasted them. Where there have been discrepancies, we’ve had significant discussions about the equity stand point. In many cases, they’ve been adjusted to the tune of millions of dollars.”

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