A new study says that the racial and gender composition of people in key leadership positions at schools that compete in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision remains decisively white and male.
The report by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida released on Tuesday shows that 90 percent of FBS presidents are white, along with 88 percent of athletic directors. Men comprise 81 and 95 percent of those positions, respectively.
Diversity also is severely lacking among the leadership at the various FBS conferences, where 100 percent of conference commissioners are both white and male.
The biggest strides show up on the sidelines of the playing field. There are an all-time high of 19 head coaches of color, including 17 African-Americans.
STANFORD: Wide receiver Chris Owusu has been ruled out for Saurday’s game against sixth-ranked Oregon while he recovers from his latest concussion. His status for the rest of the season is still being evaluated.
NOTRE DAME: Center Braxston Cave is out for the rest of the season.
Coach Brian Kelly said he will have surgery this week for a ligament problem in one of his feet.
WEBER STATE: Coach Ron McBride will retire at the end of this season after nearly five decades on the sidelines for more than a half-dozen college football programs.
The 72-year-old McBride is the sixth-oldest active coach in Division I football.
DOOLEY SPEAKS: Former Georgia coach and athletic director Vince Dooley said he didn’t think the scandal at Penn State will tarnish Joe Paterno.
“I don’t think that will affect his reputation,” said Dooley, who added the charges against defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was “shocking.”