The NCAA spends more on men’s sports than women’s, another gender equity report finds

October 27, 2021

The NCAA spends more on male athletes than female ones on average, especially when it comes to the few championship events seen as the organization’s big money makers.

The law firm found the NCAA spent $4,285 for men’s Division I and national championship participants, excluding basketball. For female participants, the NCAA spent about $1,700 less that same 2018-19 season.

The gap is even larger when it comes to the six single-gender sports, like wrestling and beach volleyball. The NCAA spends $2,229 more per student-athlete for the men’s championships than for the women’s. npr