Title

Joint NCAA Final Four 2027

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

https://source2022.sched.com/

Start Date

19-5-2022

End Date

19-5-2022

Keywords

NCAA Combined Tournament

Abstract

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been under scrutiny as of late when the differences between what was provided to the teams in the men’s and women’s Final Four of the NCAA Tournaments was made public knowledge. This is why, come 2027 the NCAA has decided to create a joint Final Four where all eight teams will stay at the same hotel in downtown Indianapolis and be provided with equivalent amenities. Our objective was to put together a cohesive action plan for how to navigate all the nuances that influence the biggest basketball tournaments in the country. We divided all amenities equally, including hotel rooms, locker rooms, practice facilities, gameday court times, and free time. We distributed the same options for food, travel, entertainment, and “swag bags” except for differing on toiletries provided. We also spent an equal amount of money on each tournament as they both combined into one, and we spent the same on advertising because every advertisement will be in reference to the unity of the joint tournament. This presentation is set to display how a joint NCAA Final Four Tournament would operate, how it would look, and what needs to change in terms of Title IX equality.

Faculty Mentor(s)

David Rolfe, Sean Dahlin

Department/Program

Sport Management

Additional Mentoring Department

Sport Management

Additional Mentoring Department

Funding from Central OUR Grants

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Joint NCAA Final Four 2027

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been under scrutiny as of late when the differences between what was provided to the teams in the men’s and women’s Final Four of the NCAA Tournaments was made public knowledge. This is why, come 2027 the NCAA has decided to create a joint Final Four where all eight teams will stay at the same hotel in downtown Indianapolis and be provided with equivalent amenities. Our objective was to put together a cohesive action plan for how to navigate all the nuances that influence the biggest basketball tournaments in the country. We divided all amenities equally, including hotel rooms, locker rooms, practice facilities, gameday court times, and free time. We distributed the same options for food, travel, entertainment, and “swag bags” except for differing on toiletries provided. We also spent an equal amount of money on each tournament as they both combined into one, and we spent the same on advertising because every advertisement will be in reference to the unity of the joint tournament. This presentation is set to display how a joint NCAA Final Four Tournament would operate, how it would look, and what needs to change in terms of Title IX equality.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2022/COB/1