From the Desk of Richard Lapchick

Mild Progress Continues: Assessing Diversity among Campus and Conference Leaders for Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Schools in the 2011-12 Academic Year Orlando, Fla.… November 8, 2011 – While there has been some progress, the key leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools and conferences remain overwhelmingly white and male according to a new study…
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Celebrating Giant Steps

The National Consortium for Academics and Sports hosted its 14th annual Giant Steps Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tuesday night, October 11. Over 400 guests joined at the Orlando World Center Marriott as Bob Ley emceed the ceremony that recognized sports figures who have impacted greater society through their passion and…
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Rooney Rule, Goodell factor into improved NFL diversity

Published October 3, 2011, Page 38

Stopping to Talk by Jeff O'Brien

Jeff O’Brien, Director of MVP National, recently published an article in Athletic Management Magazine. Well done, Jeff! The leadership of the NCAA is taking sexual violence prevention seriously. By understanding the nuances of effective training programs, individual schools can do the same. Read more

WNBA Racial and Gender Report Card

The WNBA received a combined grade for race and gender of A by earning an A+ for race and an A for gender in the 2011 WNBA Racial and Gender Report Card. This was after receiving a combined A+ in the 2009 and 2010 Report Cards. In the 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006‐07, 2008, 2009, 2010…
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Madison Avenue needs a Rooney Rule

Published August 1, 2011, Page 20

Dean Smith and a civil rights legacy

This Tuesday marks the 57th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that led to the desegregation of America’s schools. While many remember the decision, not so many recall that the board of education in that case oversaw the schools of Topeka. Below the high school level…
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Sports media’s diversity lags behind leagues that it covers

Published May 16, 2011, Page 20

Fitz Hill still recruiting, coaching, leading

Despite a strong academic background and experience as an assistant in the powerhouse SEC, Fitz Hill’s tenure as a BCS head coach was short. But sports’ loss has been academia’s and society’s gain. Read the full article here.

Play It Forward

The NCAS is proud to announce its partnership with Mike Haynes and Associates in a new initiative called Play It Forward. This new program addresses issues such as substance abuse, domestic violence prevention, and other ethical dilemmas common to student-athletes. The content is presented through interactive video simulations that generate meaningful dialogue among participants and trainers.…
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