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IUPUI sports journalism program to study diversity in football hiring at NCAA Division I schools

INDIANAPOLIS — A new study by the Sports Capital Journalism Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will examine the role of diversity in hiring college head football coaches.

The Football Hiring Report Card will evaluate the hiring processes for job vacancies among all Division I NCAA institutions that are classified in the Football Bowl Subdivision or the Football Championship Subdivision. Institutions will receive grades ranging from A to F based on how they promote diversity, transparency and equal opportunity. The study will examine factors such as the percentage of search committee members who are people of color, the percentage of official interviews given to people of color, the time frame for the search-and-hiring process, and communication with diversity-focused recruitment sources.

The Football Hiring Report Card is scheduled for release in August.

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