Faculty & Staff
Leadership & Policy
Coach John Thompson, Jr. in Retrospect
Coach John Thompson, Jr. died on August 30, 2020, at the age of 78. He redefined college basketball and challenged stereotypes of black masculinity and mental aptitude. ESPN host Michael Wilbon calls him a mentor and a master teacher. Thompson’s journey began on September 2, 1941, in the segregated housing projects of Washington, DC’s Anacostia neighborhood. Thompson found solace and his identity on the basketball court in junior high and the local Police Boys Club. He went on to play center for Archbishop John Carroll Catholic High School, leading them to three city championships between 1958 and 1960. His athletic prowess earned him a scholarship to play for Providence College.
September 8, 2020
SUNO Suspends All Athletic Programs Due to Financial Issues
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) suspended all athletic programs as a result of lingering financial issues, according to Victory Sports Network. The suspension will impact around 60 student-athletes and coaches. SUNO had five athletic programs including men’s and women’s basketball teams, men’s and women’s track-and-field teams and a women’s volleyball team. The historically Black […]
December 12, 2019
TIDES Report: College Sport is Still Lacking in Diversity
In the latest Racial and Gender Report Card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) the overall grade for college sport is a C+.
February 27, 2019
Knight Commission Tackles White, Male Problem in College Sports
As the student-athlete pool becomes more diverse, the divide in racial and gender representation between student-athletes and the professionals who lead teams both on the field and off is all the more stark.
May 1, 2017
Stats Show Diversity Hiring in College Sports Still Gets Failing Grade
A study by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport shows that virtually 90 percent of all men’s and women’s head coaches are White, and the same goes for athletic directors, faculty athletic reps and sports information directors.
April 6, 2017
NCAA Board Must Reject Satellite Camp Ban
Satellite camp? Sounds like something high tech, space station kind of stuff. Practically STEM-ed. Never heard od it before? It’s a big deal if you’re a young kid in high school with the dream of playing college football. But if you’re talking good old boy, big time college football, then the idea is just a major annoyance. […]
April 17, 2016
UNC’s Marcus Paige: Ashe Scholar Already Winner
Long before the final buzzer at the end of tonight’s national championship game between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and Villanova, one player, Marcus Paige, has already been declared a winner in the game of academic success.
April 4, 2016
How to Cultivate More Diversity in College Coaching
From physical trainers to marketing offices to head coaching spots, college coaching is an area of the college landscape that benefits greatly from varied backgrounds and points of view.
April 3, 2016
March Madness: The Rest of the Story
March harkens the smell of roses, cut grass and light spring rains for most folks. For me, March ushers in the smell and shine of hardwoods, leather and tennis shoes—and sheer Madness.
March 31, 2016
Minority Graduation Rates on NCAA Tournament Teams on Upswing
TIDES report shows that academic progress among minorities on NCAA Division I basketball tournament teams has taken a commendable leap forward.
March 14, 2016
Diverse Charts: 2015-2016 NCAA Bowl Team APRs
Going into the home stretch of college football bowl games, Diverse takes a look at the Academic Progress Rates (APR) among FBS teams. APR is a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of a school’s student-athletes for each academic term. A perfect score would be 1,000. 2015-2016 NCAA Bowl Team APRs […]
December 29, 2015
A Big Idea to Alleviate Scandals in College Basketball: Educate
Educating and preparing athletes on certain issues in college will help alleviate many of the problems that can potentially arise at the professional level.
November 9, 2015
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