Antiblackness in College Athletics: Facilitating High Impact Campus Engagement and Successful Career Transitions among Black Athletes

Eddie Comeaux – University of California, Riverside
Sara E. Grummert – University of California, Riverside

There are increasing concerns about the quality of educational experiences of NCAA Division I Black athletes in big-time college sports. Calls for reform have come from within colleges and universities and beyond. This article presents findings from a review of the extant research on high-impact engagement activities of Black athletes, which have been shown to be conditional on the campus racial climate and antiblack racism in the multibillion-dollar athletics enterprise. The article concludes with an introduction to the Career Transition Scorecard, a mechanism and process designed to shift cognitive frames among practitioners, foster evidence-based practices, and improve campus experiences and subsequent outcomes for athletes.