Tag: NCAA

University of Virginia Men’s Basketball Team, NCAA Champions, Decline Visit to White House

The University of Virginia men’s basketball team recently won this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but they won’t be visiting the White House anytime soon. They declined an invitation to the traditional meeting with the president after a championship win.  Head coach Tony Bennett tweeted:  “We have received inquiries about…

Mostly White NCAA Champions Visit White House

The group of athletes from 18 NCAA championship teams visiting the White House last week was very similar to President Donald Trump’s administration: they were nearly all white and not representative of the nation at large. It seemed the majority of players or teams in attendance — those without “scheduling…

Diversity Loses in College Football Coaching Jobs

As more colleges across the country are confronting racial tensions on their campuses, new statistics are coming to light regarding staff members, too. Of the 128 head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision, only 11 are Black — a dismal 8.6 percent. The fact that the head coach population is…

Why Are Gay College Athletes in the Closet

Basketball photo by Shutterstock By Barbara Frankel Why are there so few out gay and lesbian athletes in college sports While most university campuses have become much more inclusive of LGBT students and faculty, team sports are at least a decade behind, according to several experts we interviewed. The video…

The NFL Got It Right

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart,…