Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP released a 113-page report Thursday that criticized the NCAA's efforts to maintain gender equity and suggested the organization hold the men's and women's Final Fours at the same site for future basketball tournaments.

Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press provided more details, noting the law firm was hired following public criticism directed toward the NCAA's efforts during the 2021 basketball tournaments in March.

NCAA President Mark Emmert even issued an apology after such criticism. 

"With respect to women's basketball, the NCAA has not lived up to its stated commitment to 'diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its student-athletes, coaches and administrators,'" the report read while pointing to issues that extended beyond the 2021 Big Dance and were at least in part tied to media rights deals.