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Division 1 basketball star Derrick Gordon comes out

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Derrick Gordon, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, has become the first openly gay player in men’s Division I college basketball. A few days ago, Gordon came out to his family and teammates. He has now gone public with his sexuality.

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Video: Lebron James surprises teen with cancer

Earlier this year, we shared the story of 16-year-old Ebony Nettles-Bey, a teen battling cancer. Nettles-Bey never let the disease get the best of her, and she went on the be one of her high school basketball team’s leading scorers. This weekend, one of her wishes was granted when she got a chance to meet […]

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One and Done

Many of us have managed to emerge from the cocoon of four days of March Madness, only to arrive at work or school or wherever our Monday duties lead us with busted brackets and memories of incredibly close games and buzzer beaters. Many of the Goliath basketball programs–the Dukes (yea!), the Kansases, the North Carolinas, […]

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Inspiring teen fighting cancer continues to live her life on the b-ball court

Ebony Nettles-Bey has been playing basketball since the second grade. Her passion for the game led her team to its first-team all conference honors and a scholarship offer from UW-Milwaukee. Nettles-Bey had a promising career in the sport ahead of her when she moved to Verona, Wisconsin this summer. Then she got the most devastating […]

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Basketball player fakes kidnapping to escape pressure of college

An Auburn University Women’s basketball player faked her own kidnapping after succumbing to the pressures of being a college athlete. Sierra “Cece” Sims earned a full scholarship to the Alabama school 300 miles away from her home in Tennessee. Unfortunately the demands of being a student-athlete were difficult for Sims to adjust to. 

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SURPRISE! Northwestern basketball player receives full ride from coach

When James Montgomery III joined Northwestern University’s Men’s Basketball team, he didn’t have the luxury of having his tuition paid for like other members of his team. But on Thursday, he got a wonderful surprise. Head Coach Chris Collins awarded the player a full ride for all of his hard work.

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Allen Iverson to Announce Retirement

Allen Iverson, one of the greatest players of all time, is set to announce his retirement. He hasn’t played in the NBA since 2010.

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Jason Collins – NBA’s First Active, Openly Gay Player – May Get Signed

Openly gay, NBA free agent Jason Collins may have a new home after reports of the Detroit Pistons expressing interest in the journeyman have surfaced. While Collins hasn’t been signed officially yet, this seems like a step towards inclusivity in professional sports.

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Apply for the YOU Belong: LGBTQA Youth Sports and Leadership Initiative!

Openly gay, former NFL player Wade A. Davis, Jr. and LGBT writer/activist Darnell L. Moore in partnership with the National Basketball Association present the inaugural “YOU Belong” Sports and Leadership Camp for LGBTQ and Straight Allied Youth (LGBTQA)

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Roy Hibbert Fined $75,000 for Saying ‘No Homo’ and Insulting Media at Press Conference

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has been fined $75,000 for using the phrase “no homo,” and calling the media “motherf—-” during a press conference.

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