Random Thoughts on Black Males, Coaches, and Athletics

Published March 19, 2012 by Leonard Moore

Just my random thoughts on a Monday morning after watching a weekend of March Madness:


1. Do one-and-done players attend class in the spring semester? If they are headed to the NBA then why waste time going to class. Maybe they are encouraged to go to class because of the APR ramifications. I don't know. 

2. Why do coaches get academic bonuses for graduation rates? Why are we giving them a bonus to do something they should be doing anyway? Or are we admitting that we don't expect...

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Coaches, Black Males, and Academics

Published January 4, 2012 by Leonard Moore


Ten Ways Coaches Can Raise GPA's of Black Males

1. Devote 25% of the recruiting weekend to academic related activities.

2. Launch a summer bridge program for black male athletes entering your program.

3. Two-hour per day (Sunday-Thursday) mandatory study time at the academic center for those with a GPA under 3.0.

4. Have weekly academic meetings with your entire staff. Go over every athlete, every class.

5. Hold assistant coaches accountable for academic performance of their guys.

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Hip-Hop Culture and the Black Male Student-Athlete

Published January 10, 2012 by You+Dallas

Ten Ways Hip-Hop Culture effects Black Male Athletes

1. It teaches black men to embrace anti-intellectualism.

2. It gives black males four career options: athlete, entertainer, criminal, and "nigga"

3. It teaches black men that college is just a path to the League, and not a path to a career.

4. It provides horrible role models for black men such as Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and others.

5. It encourages thuggis behavior even in country-club university environments.

6. It promotes rebellion to authority....

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