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Race and Intercollegiate Athletics

Tim Duncan shares his personal experience.

Tim Duncan Race and Intercollegiate Athletics

I’m joined in this episode by my friend Tim Duncan, Director of Athletics at University of New Orleans. We talked about a recent encounter he had with police where he was racially profiled and how he’s shared that experience with his kids, his student athletes, his friends and his social media followers in order to better educate everyone.

We discussed how he told his student athletes about what happened and the support and resources being provided to them. We also talked about what he expects from his staff and coaches. He shared his advice for student athletes on how to get involved in protests and what is and isn’t appropriate on social media. We also discussed educating current and recruited student athletes on social media usage in general and giving student athletes some freedom to allow them to grow while also making them aware of potential consequences.

Tim also had advice for administrators on handling conversations about race, even if you’re a white administrator. From there, we talked about what fans and the communities around universities can do to promote racial equality and improve going forward. And we ended with advice for BIPOC administrators as they seek to develop professionally and move into their next career position.

You can follow Tim on Twitter.

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About Kristi Dosh

Kristi A. Dosh is the founder of BusinessofCollegeSports.com and has served as a sports business analyst and contributor for outlets such as Forbes, ESPN, SportsBusiness Journal, Bleacher Report, SB Nation and more. She is also the author of a book on the business of college football, Saturday Millionaires. Kristi is a sought-after consultant and speaker on topics related to the business of college sports and a former practicing attorney. Click to learn more
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