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NCAA SYMBOL BOWS TO DEMOGRAPHICS OF ATHLETE POPULATION

     The NCAA seal that features a caucasian male and female
bowing as victory wreaths are being placed on their heads is
quietly being phased out "in a gesture to minority athletes,"
according to this morning's MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL.  The
seal, the symbol of the NCAA since '49, changed after months of
debate among NCAA officials who concluded that "even though
there'd been no outcry among minority student-athletes, one day
there would be."  NCAA's Kathryn Reith:  "Certainly there are
more than caucasians among NCAA athletes" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
SENTINEL, 7/6).
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