College sports earns 'B' for race and gender hiring

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Twelve and a half percent of Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches in 2012 were African-American, according to the annual Race and Gender Report Card released Wednesday by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics and Sport, but that number may slip in next year's study with three of those coaches being removed from their positions prior to 2013.

The University of Central Florida-based institute gave FBS schools a B grade for head football coach hiring practices, a mark that mirrored the overall grade for race and gender hiring in college sports. The B grades held steady from overall ratings earned in 2011.

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