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New UCF study shows college sports leaders lack diversity

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A new study by the University of Central Florida's Diversity and Ethics in Sport committee released on Thursday shows that most leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools and conferences are held by white males.

The study examined race and gender of top campus and athletic leaders at all 125 FBS schools, including university presidents, athletic directors, and coaches.

For the year 2013-2014, the study shows 88.8% of university presidents, 84.8% of athletic directors, and 100% of conference commissioners are white. White males accounted for 75.2%, 78.4%, and 100% of those positions, respectively.

In terms of coaching, there were only 15 head football coaches of color in the 2013 season, down from 18 last year.

Study author Richard Lapchick called the numbers "unacceptable" and said the lack of rules and penalties regulating schools and their diversity is to blame.

 

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