The NCAA's organizational structure and culture contributes to gender inequity by prioritizing revenue-producing sports, according to a report published Tuesday. The report was the second of a two-phase external review of the NCAA's approach to men's and women's sports, conducted by New York-based law firm Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

Phase I of the review, released in August, focused on men's and women's basketball and specifically the Division I championship tournaments, finding that the NCAA prioritized men's basketball "over everything else in ways that create, normalize and perpetuate gender inequities." Phase II focused on all other sports and found a similar pattern, especially in sports where the men's and women's championships were perceived to have a wide difference in revenue production.

"The same structural and cultural issues that impact Division I basketball pervade the NCAA and have shaped its treatment of other championships," the report stated.