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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...

The Rooney Rule is dead

The Rooney Rule is dead

Jan. 8 | Next Vikings coach “must” be White               With the firing of Leslie Frazier December 30, the NFL is down to two African Americans head coaches out of the 32 teams that make up the National Football League...

Latest report card on diversity in sports editing shows no improvement

Latest report card on diversity in sports editing shows no improvement

Mar. 13 |     Dr. Richard Lapchick called his first sports editors report card on racial hiring in 2006 “most discouraging.” His latest report, released March 1, hasn’t changed. The 2012 Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Racial and Gender...

Let the games begin: the selection of stadium construction manager — Fraser, Davis and Tomlin: quota guys in the NFL?

Let the games begin: the selection of stadium construction manager — Fraser, Davis and Tomlin: quota guys in the NFL?

Jan. 30 |   The push-Black-Americans-in-football-to-the-back-of-the-bus games have begun, raising “Blacks need not apply” signs not only for stadium construction jobs but also NFL team head-coaching jobs. This is not about quotas. It is about statistical...

Rooney Rule misnamed — should be called Rooney Ruse

Rooney Rule misnamed — should be called Rooney Ruse

Jan. 23 |   The NFL’s Rooney Rule that mandates teams looking for a new head coach to interview at least one Black candidate today resembles a Peanuts comic strip. Team general managers and owners are like Lucy holding the football, and Black coaches...

Wanted: more Black women athletic directors

Wanted: more Black women athletic directors

Feb. 1 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Less than 10 percent of Division I athletics directors are women, and only two percent are women of color. Schools can’t say they can’t find Black women to fill these roles when openings occur....

Leah Cotton: Gopher guard has junior-year growing pains

Leah Cotton: Gopher guard has junior-year growing pains

Feb. 1 |     It is known as a sophomore slump when a second-year player struggles, but thus far there is no known term when this occurs during a player’s third season. Call it what you want, but this is what U-M junior guard Leah Cotton currently...