WNBA Racial and Gender Report Card

 The WNBA received a combined grade of A+ for race and gender after earning an A+ for race and an A+ for gender in the 2012 WNBA Racial and Gender Report Card. This was after receiving a combined A in 2011 Report Card. The 95.7 points accumulated for the combined grade was the highest in…
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2012 NBA Racial and Gender Report Card

The 2012 NBA Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) was released today and showed that the NBA continued its leading position in the sports industry with its commitment to and record for racial and gender hiring practices during the 2011-2012 NBA season. The NBA received an A+ for racial hiring practices, an A- for gender…
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Racial and Gender Report Card: The Sweet 16

 “There is good news regarding academic success in general for both the men’s and women’s Sweet 16 teams. The GSR and the APR rates of the teams are overwhelmingly high however the women still do better than the men. The remaining bad news is that the persistent gap between the graduation rates of white and…
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Keeping Score When it Counts: 2012 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament Teams

Dr. Richard Lapchick has recently released two Racial and Gender Report Cards for the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams. The studies examine the Graduation Success Rates (GSR) and Academic Progress Rates (APR) for tournament teams as reported by the NCAA. Graduation Success and Academic Progress Rates for the 2012 NCAA Division I…
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Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali

Join us in celebrating Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday. Read this article by Dr. Lapchick that honors Ali, “the ultimate role model.”

Reflecting on Tuscaloosa

A group of students from the DeVos Sports Business Management program recenly returned from a service trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. One student reflects on his experience there: “Humbling to say the least. When you think you’ve got it bad, you don’t have to look too far to see that you should reconsider. My eyes can’t…
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Keeping Score When It Counts

Assessing the 2011-12 Bowl-bound College Football Teams: Graduation rates improve;  Racial Gap Persists Overall academic progress continued while the substantial gap between white and African-American football student-athletes remains the same from last year for the 70 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools (formerly known as Division I-A schools) playing in this year’s college football bowl games, according…
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The Real Meaning of a Hero

Check out this article by Arnie Fielkow from Legends of Baskeball about our president and founder, Dr. Richard Lapchick.

Hiring Report Card: Black Coaches and Administrators

The 2010-11 Hiring Report Card is the eighth annual report. This year, the overall grades continue to improve at some institutions as well as the individual letter grades in certain categories. However, there is still room for improvement as some schools continue to fall below par when each of the four categories of the Hiring…
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A Lifetime of Battling Bias

Click here for a recent article in the New York Times about our president and founder, Dr. Richard Lapchick. Inspiring!