Notre Dame and troubling response to NCAA pledge
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Notre Dame and troubling response to NCAA pledge

Irish decline to sign diversity hiring pledge circulated by NCAA

Photo: Tyrone Willingham was Washington's coach when he faced his successor in 2005, Charlie Weis

Responses to the NCAA’s diversity pledge circulated in September was recently examined by the Washington Post. Notre Dame’s failure to sign it raises some troubling questions.

The article followed NCAA inclusion officer Bernard Franklin’s appearance on May 1 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He gave a presentation on diversity hiring to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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