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Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Jan. 15 |   The only thing I like about a proposed “Eddie Robinson Rule” for college sports hiring is that it is being named for the late Grambling football coach. Otherwise, if the proposed law is modeled after the NFL’s Rooney Rule, I’m afraid...

‘Mostly White hiring’ remains the unspoken rule in college athletics

‘Mostly White hiring’ remains the unspoken rule in college athletics

Jan. 15 | TIDES Director Richard Lapchick Sometimes an apology is worse than whatever it was intended to make amends for.  Take the case of Texas billionaire and former Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs. McCombs twice opened his mouth last week with somewhat...

Rooney Rule still looking like ‘Rooney Ruse’

Rooney Rule still looking like ‘Rooney Ruse’

Jan. 8 |                 “It’s duck season.” “It’s rabbit season.” “Duck season!” “Rabbit season!” Remember this cartoon debate? Well, both Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are wrong — it’s football...

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Dec. 18 | Our own U of M remains among the worst   There are 34 NCAA-sanctioned college football bowls — a total of 70 schools, including Minnesota, who earlier this month accepted their second consecutive Texas Bowl invitation. All but two of the 34 bowls...

U of M loses ground in  athletics racial hiring  — Already near the bottom, under Teague it’s getting worse

U of M loses ground in athletics racial hiring — Already near the bottom, under Teague it’s getting worse

Aug. 28 |     Diversity in the University of Minnesota’s athletics administration is still a four-letter word: None. After Richard Lapchick’s annual “College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card” came out in July, we asked Gopher AD Norwood...

Diversity report shows NBA leading sports industry — Except in Minnesota, where it still lags far behind

Diversity report shows NBA leading sports industry — Except in Minnesota, where it still lags far behind

Jul. 3 |       The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) annually publishes the Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) reports on professional and college sport to measure racial and gender improvement, stagnation and regression...

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Apr. 10 |       A new movie on the life of Jackie Robinson premieres Friday. It has support from people in high places. “We think that everybody in this country needs to watch this movie,” advises First Lady Michelle Obama on the movie 42...

‘Enormous’ graduation gap between Blacks and Whites in college hoops

‘Enormous’ graduation gap between Blacks and Whites in college hoops

Mar. 27 |   In past years, I used to scrounge newsstands for any piece of needed information to fill out mimeographed bracket sheets, only to later lose my hard-earned money in the worksite pool. Don’t get me wrong — I still sequester myself watching...

In college sport, it’s still a White man’s world

In college sport, it’s still a White man’s world

Dec. 5 |   An unfortunate imbalance continues in college sport according to the latest report by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES): White men run the show, and women in particular, in spite of Title IX, are losing ground rather than...

Major League Baseball earns top grade for racial hiring practices

Major League Baseball earns top grade for racial hiring practices

Oct. 17 |   Twins’ diversity lags far behind league progress Second in an occasional series The 2012 Major League Baseball Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) released earlier this year gave the league an A for its racial hiring practices. “MLB...