Oregon’s Sedona Prince Speaks Out On Sports Inequality
Last March, Sedona Prince, a forward for the Oregon women’s basketball team, shot a now-infamous video spotlighting the difference in weight rooms at the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments. “If you’re not upset about this problem,” Prince said to the camera, “then you’re a part of it.” The video went viral overnight, ultimately forcing the NCAA to not just supply the women with a real weight room, but closely examine the inequities between the tournaments. In her own words, Prince talks about what she did, what she wants out of the 2022 tournament and what she hopes people took away from her video.
In an exclusive interview with ESPNW, Prince opened up about why she made the video and what she hopes it will achieve. “I just want people to see the inequality and be mad about it,” Prince said. “I don’t want anyone to think that this is OK. We’re not treated the same as the men, and that’s not right.”
Prince also spoke about her experience at last year’s tournament. “It was really frustrating to see how much better the men’s weight room was,” she said. “I knew I had to say something or else nothing would change.”
Sedona Prince, who shot the infamous video of the women’s NCAA tournament last year, is speaking out. In an interview with ESPN, she said that she was “disgusted” by the way the tournament was handled and that she felt “disrespected” by the NCAA.
Prince also said that she believes the tournament should be held in a different location every year, so that it isn’t always in the same place. She also said that she would like to see more diversity among the teams that are invited to participate.
Prince’s video of the tournament went viral, and she was widely criticized for her actions. However, she has now said that she stands by what she did and that she would do it again. “I don’t regret it at all,” Prince said. “I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
Now a junior, Prince is gearing up for the 2022 tournament. She wants to make sure that the video she shot last year has a lasting impact, and is determined to make sure that the women’s teams are given the same resources as the men’s teams. “This is something that I’m really passionate about,” Prince said. “I want to make sure that the next generation of girls doesn’t have to deal with this.”
Prince’s video has already sparked change, and she is hopeful that it will continue to do so in the future. Thanks to her efforts, the women’s teams will be getting their own weight room for this year’s tournament – but Prince isn’t done yet. She wants the NCAA to take a closer look at all of the inequities between the men’s and women’s tournaments, and she isn’t afraid to keep speaking out until they do.
Prince’s interview is an important step in helping to change the culture around sports fandom. Her story is a reminder that, as fans, we need to be aware of our behavior and how it affects others. We should also remember that sports are meant to be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their team allegiance. Thanks, Sedona, for speaking out!