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Coach Cedric Pearl Named Head Coach of the Central State University Marauders
By March 19, 2014 Read More →

Coach Cedric Pearl Named Head Coach of the Central State University Marauders

WILBERFORCE: Cedric Pearl has been named the new head coach of the CSU Marauder football team. Pearl has served as interim head football coach, the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs in Huntsville, Ala. Pearl, comes from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, but is not a stranger to the Southern […]

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Brooklyn Nets Evaluating Jason Collins For Signing
By February 21, 2014 Read More →

Brooklyn Nets Evaluating Jason Collins For Signing

Jason Collins, who made history last spring as the first NBA player to come out of the closet, is being evaluated by the Brooklyn Nets for possible signing, which would make the 35-year-old center the only out athlete playing in any major-league sport.

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Saints’ Vilma: NFL Locker Rooms ‘Not Ready’ For Gay Players
By February 3, 2014 Read More →

Saints’ Vilma: NFL Locker Rooms ‘Not Ready’ For Gay Players

By Nathan James Amid the flurry of Super Bowl pregame shows and press conferences yesterday, the NFL Network, a league-owned channel, presented a program about “locker room culture” among its teams’ players. Andrea Kremer interviewed several players from various teams, on NFL Evolution about issues ranging from locker-room gossip, to hazing and the New Orleans […]

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NFL Team, Players In Flap Over LGBT Rights
By January 4, 2014 Read More →

NFL Team, Players In Flap Over LGBT Rights

After a furious open letter posted to the Deadspin news site by former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, alleging a “hostile work environment” created by the team’s coaches and management that led to his May 2013 firing, the Vikings–and the league–have become embroiled in a bitter controversy over player support of LGBT rights. By Nathan […]

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By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Fastest man in Rugby… Next fastest man in NFL?

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Carlin Isles can run like few on the planet, but can he catch the football? The Detroit Lions are going to find out. They have signed Isles, a 5-foot-8, 165-pound rugby star, to their practice squad after he reportedly was clocked in 4.22 seconds when he ran the 40-yard dash during […]

By December 8, 2013 Read More →

South African Rugby Hero Reflects on Nelson Mandela

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — In 1995, South Africa hosted the Rugby World Cup tournament.  It was just a year after the country’s first democratic elections, the first time black people had been allowed to vote after decades of white minority rule. But South Africa then was even more deeply divided along racial lines than it is now.  […]

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49er Chris Culliver to Commence LGBT Ed Training Program
By February 2, 2013 Read More →

49er Chris Culliver to Commence LGBT Ed Training Program

  SAN FRANCISCO – Chris Culliver, cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers, recently made hurtful, hateful, homophobic comments about gay athletes playing in the NFL. Chris immediately issued both a written and publicly communicated apology for his remarks; however, Chris recognizes these apologies neither excuse his statements nor sufficiently convey Chris’ remorse for the situation […]

49ers’ Cornerback Culliver Says Gays Not Welcome On Team
By January 31, 2013 Read More →

49ers’ Cornerback Culliver Says Gays Not Welcome On Team

Chris Culliver, a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers, said gay players “gotta get up out of there” if they’re on his team, and warned they weren’t welcome in the locker room, during a Super Bowl media event this week. By Nathan James Culliver, who was being interviewed by radio personality Artie Lange, scorned the […]

Ravens Ayanbadejo Says Few Gay Players In NFL
By December 29, 2012 Read More →

Ravens Ayanbadejo Says Few Gay Players In NFL

Baltimore LB Cites ‘Traits’ Of League’s Players, But Still Supports LGBT Rights Brendon Ayanbadejo, the Baltimore Ravens linebacker who made headlines for his outspoken public support of gay marriage earlier this year, says there are “not as many gay people in the NFL as there are in the regular population”, in an Outsports interview published […]

Review: ‘The Last Barrier’ A Sober Look At A Tough Topic
By December 11, 2012 Read More →

Review: ‘The Last Barrier’ A Sober Look At A Tough Topic

Gay Athletes Coming Out In Major Leagues Is Focus Of New Documentary In America’s four big-league sports–baseball, football, basketball, and hockey–the one remaining “untouchable” subject is that of gay athletes playing on their teams.  There’s been much speculation about whether, and when, an active major-league player might publicly reveal himself to be gay, and what […]