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Teen convicted in Steubenville rape case back on school football team

One of two teens convicted in the explosive rape case in Steubenville, Ohio is back on the team. Ma’lik Richmond practiced with the team Monday as a wide receiver. 

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Poll: 80% of NFL players ‘OK’ with having a gay teammate

According to a recent poll, 44 out of 51 NFL players said they would be okay with having a gay teammate. ESPN.com’s NFL Nation and ESPN The Magazine released the findings of the anonymous survey on the heels of Former Missouri football player and NFL prospect Michael Sam’s announcement that he was gay. 

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Hundreds of Missouri supporters turn out for ‘Stand with Sam’ event for gay football player

Hundreds of University of Missouri students, administrators and Columbia residents gathered along Faurot Field Saturday in support of former MU Football player Michael Sam on Saturday. Sam recently came out last week, and a group from Kansas was scheduled to protest the move. 

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Missouri’s Michael Sam could be NFL’s first openly-gay football player

Michael Sam, a defensive end for the University of Missouri, may become the first openly gay player in the NFL. The SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year announced that he is gay just before the NFL combine is scheduled to begin. He told his teammates last August. 

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Mother of college quarteback under fire for tweet about Jameis Winston’s dialect

Yesterday, Florida State University won the college football’s national championship, coming from behind to beat Auburn University. Jameis Winston, who recently won the Heisman Trophy, took home MVP honors after the game. During Winston’s post-game interview, Dee Dee Bonner, the mother of University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, took to Twitter to ask a question about the interview. “Am I listening to […]

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Black men are big stars of the BCS football series, not so much in the classroom

Football’s 2014 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is just a few weeks away, and while some of the series’ Black players are stars on the field, many are failing in the classroom.  According to a report released by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, based on six-year graduation […]

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High School football team cancels rest of season due to racist bullying

Everyone’s familiar with Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin’s claims that teammate Richie Incognito harassed and bullied him. Now a Massachusetts high school football team has canceled the rest of their season due to similar allegations. Lunenburg High School decided to take action after multiple accounts of racism towards one of its players and players […]

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Today in Post-Race History: The Case of Richie Incognito

We’ve been following the Miami Dolphins’ bullying case starring a dude whose real name is actually Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin here on the BYP, because sports–and sports stories–are never entirely about sports. I’m repeating myself and others when I say that sports is a microcosm of the culture, and this issue is no exception. […]

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Majority female crew to referee college football game

It’s an autumn Thursday, which means of course, that there will be football played somewhere. This evening, Miles College and Lane College will square off in a Division II football game. And get this: this will be the first college football game officiated by a majority women crew.

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Grambling State football players end protest

Grambling State University football players have decided to end their protest. The week-long boycott, which included the entire team missing a game against Jackson State, began after players felt that the school’s administration wasn’t taking their concerns seriously.

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