Monday, February 23, 2009

College Sports Report Card

The following items are necessarily related, but they sure seem to fit together--

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports the the University of Central Florida has released a report showing that when compared to the major professional sports college athletics was at the bottom in terms of hiring minorities and females. Even though the NCAA has a department of Diversity and Inclusion, the organization received Fs in race for hiring of football coaches and sports information directors, and Fs in race and gender for athletic directors, conference commissioners and university presidents. Sounds like a research paper to me, which leads to ...

Call for Papers/Special Issue of the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIAA). The special issue of the JIAA "Images of Intercollegiate Athletics and Intellectual Inquiry" seeks to extend the literature on education, athletics, policy and cultural issues in 21st century higher education. Manuscripts should be submitted no later than May 15 via email to:

Co-Guest Editor
C. Keith Harrison
University of Central Florida

Contact Keith for more information regarding the call.


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