Dan Gavitt, senior vice president of basketball for the NCAA, took the blame for the weight room controversy and said it will be fixed "as soon as possible."
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Sedona Prince, the Oregon player, disputed Holzman’s claim that there was no space when she posted a Tik Tok video showing that they had space for a weight room. In the video when talking about how they had space for a proper weight room Prince panned her camera to a large space.
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"I apologize to women's basketball student-athletes, to the coaches, Women's Basketball Committee for dropping the ball, frankly, on the weight room issue in San Antonio," Gavitt said during a press briefing on March 19, ABC News reports. "We fell short this year in what we've been doing to prepare in the last 60 days for 64 teams to be here in San Antonio, and we acknowledge that," Holzman added during the same press briefing, according to the news outlet.
In a step to solve the weight room issue, the NCAA modified space in the convention center to turn it into a useable workout facility. That work should be completed Saturday. The NCAA had offered to put a weight-lifting area in the open space next to the practice courts, but coaches didn’t want that because then other teams would be in the vicinity when they were practicing.