State of Florida Could Add “Rooney Rule” for College Sports

The Rooney Rule is fundamentally a good idea that draws the lion’s share of the criticism it receives when individual NFL teams only pay lip service to it; if making it law makes enforcement even easier, the Rooney Rule might work better for colleges than it does for NFL teams. And bringing it to the overwhelmingly white college ranks—where raising the percentage of black head coaches at FBS programs to just more than 10 percent is considered a “watershed of success”—might help talented coaches of any background diversify the football coaching fraternity, while extending it to all sports could only help further.

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6/29/10