Stunted growth: examining diversity in college football and basketball | Sports


Editor’s Note: This is the first part in a three-part series about the diversity of coaches in the high school and collegiate ranks. 

Look at the roster of any major college football or basketball team. Look at the Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa State Cyclones or Nebraska Cornhuskers’ sideline on a fall Saturday.

There are players of all different races and backgrounds, banding together to become a team and sharing a common goal.

Take a look at the head coach. The most powerful man in the entire athletics program, apart from the athletic director. At times, the face of the university. Look back into history as far as you can, all the way until the head coaches don’t even get a stock photo in…

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