A theme has emerged in recent weeks as college athletes have begun to speak out against racial inequality both inside and outside their locker rooms.
At Oklahoma State, star running back Chuba Hubbard threatened to after coach Mike Gundy was photographed wearing a T-shirt with the logo of the controversial OAN television network.
At Iowa, long-time football strength coach Chris Doyle left the program after facing widespread , particularly Black men.
At Clemson, football coach Dabo Swinney had to defend how he dealt with assistant Danny Pearman during a 2017 practice.
All three of those coaches are white.
Even many of the positive stories of college coaches supporting their Black athletes — like Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops for his team in Lexington — have centered around white coaches.