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D-I men's basketball has its first openly gay player

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bob Cook, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Derrick Gordon of UMass.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    In a related story, 75 percent of women's Division I basketball players have also come out. :D
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It's interesting that all of the guys coming out are black, considering the way the black community has traditionally felt about homosexuality.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    In another related story, scouts have said Gordon is undersized and is not likely to be drafted. :D
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    22-year old sophomore?
  6. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    He transferred and redshirted the year he sat out, so that's one year.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Yeah, finish high school at 19 (not uncommon at all these days, especially for a DI basketball player), and he is three years into college.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Yeah but there has always been an undercurrent of acceptance. One of the great black
    bluesmen - Howlin Wolf sung about being a backdoor man.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

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  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Or the other 25% should come out as hetero.

    Kidding aside this is really great news to be able to check off another
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It bumped UConn's two titles as the top story, so I definitely liked that... :D
  12. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Well played.
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