Fifty-five percent of all student athletes are minorities. [Why is the percentage of whites so low? Why doesn't ESPN make an issue of it? Why does ESPN assume that racism explains the low percentage of black coaches but not white athletes?]
At the high school level the rule of thumb is, the Whiter the team, the better their record.
Yet most of those kids are never deemed good enough to get a full ride at a division 1-A school!