Black Men on Campus and on the Field

Matthews, Frank J.
November 2007
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education;11/15/2007, Vol. 24 Issue 20, p44
The article focuses on African American participation in college basketball and football programs in the U.S. A panelist at a recent meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics in Washington claimed that these programs are in the business of entertainment and not education due to the increasing money associated with the sports programs. There are currently one Hispanic and six Black head football coaches out of the 119 BCS teams formally known as Division I-A teams despite an approximately 50% African American player population.


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