Latest Diversity in sports News

Study: Gender hiring up, number of Black players fall in MLB

May. 18, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

A study examining diversity hiring practices finds Major League Baseball with rising gender scores but also a three-decade low for Black players on opening day rosters. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida issued an overall...

49ers WR hopes Kaepernick workout prepares him for Lance

May. 12, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco rookie receiver Danny Gray found the ideal workout partner before the draft to prepare him to play with the 49ers' strong-armed quarterback, Trey Lance. It just happened to be a former 49ers quarterback known for his his ability to throw...

NFL gives defense against Black coaches' discrimination suit

Apr. 21, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is telling a judge there are multiple reasons why a lawsuit brought against it by three Black coaches who allege racist hiring practices should fail. In the letter released Thursday in advance of an initial hearing before a Manhattan federal judge, the...

Women's Final Four teams survived wild tourney amid parity

Mar. 29, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — There was a time, not that many years ago, when predicting the women's NCAA Tournament champion seemed relatively easy. UConn or Tennessee or Baylor or maybe Stanford, depending on the year. But this year is not a year like that. ...

Study: Michigan, Kentucky top academics-based NCAA brackets

Mar. 23, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Michigan and Kentucky stood out in a study examining the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head coaching ranks. Michigan was the overall No. 1 seed as the national champion for a third straight year in the...

Study: Percentage of Black college coaches remains low

Mar. 03, 2022 15:18 PM EST

The lack of Black head coaches in college sports remains problematic, according to a diversity study for racial and gender hiring practices. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida released its annual report on Thursday, showing...