Racial Gap Persists in March Madness Teams’ Graduation Rates

Racial Gap Persists in March Madness Teams' Graduation Rates

The gap in graduation rates between white and black men’s college basketball student-athletes remains nearly 25 percent for the teams competing in the NCAA basketball tournament. Richard Lapchick, director of UCF’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, on Monday published his annual study of the academic performance of the teams competing in the 68-team […]

  • Stanford, UCF Top BCS Teams in the Classroom

    The University of Central Florida has the second-highest graduation rate for football players out of the 10 teams competing in the Bowl Championship Series. UCF’s graduation rate of 83 percent for football student-athletes trails only Stanford University among BCS teams and ranks No. 12 overall among the 70 teams competing in bowl games. The annual […]

  • Equality Pioneers: UCF’s Richard Lapchick, Jackie Robinson’s Daughter

    Richard Lapchick, chair of UCF’s DeVos Sport Business Management Program, was honored Friday by the National Association of Black Journalists for being an equality pacesetter in the sports world. Lapchick also is director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, which publishes racial and gender report cards showing diversity trends in organizations. “Our […]

  • NASCAR Driver Seeking 'Chance for Redemption' With UCF's Lapchick

    A NASCAR driver who uttered an “intolerable and insensitive remark” during an interview last weekend will work with UCF’s Richard Lapchick, a nationally recognized champion of diversity, during his indefinite suspension. Orlando Sentinel columnist George Diaz profiled NASCAR’s long relationship with Lapchick in Monday’s edition. Lapchick leads UCF’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, […]


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  • UCF Football Among Best Bowl Teams in Classroom

    The University of Central Florida football team’s success in the classroom ranks among the best out of the 70 programs competing in bowl games this season. UCF tied for eighth in graduating African-American football student-athletes (78 percent) and tied for 11th in graduating all football student-athletes (81 percent), according to a report released Monday by […]

  • NBA Tops For Racial Diversity

    Following a year of breakthroughs for minorities, the National Basketball Association has earned the highest grade for racial hiring practices ever for a men’s professional sport. The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport awarded the NBA an A+ for racial hiring practices, an A- for gender hiring practice and an […]

  • Basketball Hall of Fame Honors Lapchick

    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday named UCF’s Richard Lapchick  as one of three recipients of the 2012 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award. Lapchick, who is the director of UCF’s DeVos Sport Business Management program and founder of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, was chosen to receive this year’s […]

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