- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ORLANDO, FLA. (AP) - A new study says that the racial and gender composition of people in key leadership positions at schools that compete in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision remains decisively white and male.

The report by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida released on Tuesday shows that 90 percent of FBS presidents are white, along with 88 percent of athletic directors. Men comprise 81 and 95 percent of those positions, respectively.

Diversity also is severely lacking among the leadership at the various FBS conferences, where 100 percent of conference commissioners are both white and male.

The biggest strides show up on the sidelines of the playing field. There are an all-time high of 19 head coaches of color, including 17 African-Americans.