Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, NCAA, Scholarships, Cuts, African Americans
National Collegiate Athletic Association; Football; Basketball; Scholarships
The NCAA decided a year ago to cut the number of scholarships for men's basketball from fifteen to thirteen. Two weeks ago that body in convention rejected an attempt by a number of coaches to restore one of the two scholarships. This produced cries of pain from several of the coaches, and from one coaches group, the Black Coaches Association. They claimed racism, and threatened a boycott. The threat was withdrawn when the Congressional Black Caucus and the Justice Department displayed some interest in the subject. One can only speculate that the NCAA would have preferred a boycott to the possibility of the federal government investigating its questionable business.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "NCAA Scholarship Cuts and Black Coaches Assn.- NFL Conference Finals" (1994). On Sport and Society. 224.