Blacks Are Making Almost No Progress in Increasing Their Presence in Administrative Positions in College Athletics

A recent report from the National Collegiate Athletic Association shows a lack of significant progress in increasing the number of African Americans in administrative positions in college athletics. The data shows that in 1996 blacks were 7.5 percent of all athletic directors. This increased to 7.9 percent in 2006. The percentage of blacks serving as sports information director, facility manager, or business manager for college athletic departments actually declined in the 1996-2006 period.