college basketball

Derrick Gordon's TED talk at UMass


Derrick Gordon talked about being in the closet and coming out at UMass Amherst for a TEDx Talk.

Basketball, Jesus & young lesbian identity in Waco


Former Baylor basketball player Emily Nkosi opens up about being a lesbian on Kim Mulkey's basketball team and the environment in Waco. Now she regrets not blazing a trail for other lesbians at...

'I’m a gay Christian basketball player'


College basketball player Derek Schell tells how he reconciled his faith with being gay.


Watch: Esiason, 'Gays in sports soon not a story'

Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason shares his thoughts on gays in sports.

How will opposing fans treat Derrick Gordon?


The openly gay UMass basketball player already faces harassment from fans, as does every other college athlete.

With another out gay player, basketball scores


Derrick Gordon is the latest in a series of "firsts" in the sport for gay players and he won't be the last. Don't expect a flood of more athletes to follow, but change is inexorable.


Watch: Derrick Gordon being true

Gay UMass basketball player talks to Outsports a few days before coming out.

The 10 'gayest' mascots in the men's tourney


From a Dancing Tree to a guy with a phallic nose, 10 mascots stood out for their (highly stereotypical) gayness.

Kansas City sportscaster denies he said 'Gayhawks'


Jack Harry, a sportscaster in Kansas City, has denied he called the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team the "Gayhawks" during a Sunday broadcast: I listened to it numerous times and it sounds...


Hotties of college basketball

Who are the hottest guys in college basketball this season?

Gay College Basketball Player Just One Of The Guys


Jallen Messersmith was raised Mormon, overcame bullying and is openly gay on his Catholic college's basketball team in Kansas. And he goes on more dates than his teammates.

Jack Taylor of Grinnell College sets college basketball record with 138 points


Jack Taylor of Division III Grinnell College in Iowa scored 138 points (not a typo) in leading the Pioneers to a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible College on Tuesday. The number of points broke...

Anti-gay attack against ex-Nebraska women's basketball player a hoax, police say


Charlie Rogers (photo via Omaha World-Herald) Charlie Rogers, a former player on the University of Nebraska women's basketball team, crawled...

NCAA says 2013 men's basketball Final Four to be held in Lithuania


The NCAA makes a big deal touting its commitment to "student-athletes," even though they don't let them share in the millions and millions they make for the organization and their universities....

Kentucky the top cat in college basketball after beating Kansas in final


Photo: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE Kentucky won the NCAA men's basketball title over Kansas, 67-59, in a boring, sloppy game that capped...

Gallery: 16 hotties for the Sweet 16


Aaron Craft (Photo: Richard Mackson/USPRESSWIRE) The NCAA men's basketball tournament resumes with the Sweet 16, which will get down to the...

Play the 2012 Outsports NCAA pool


Joe Harris (Photo by Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE) Outsports has set up a pool for the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. Fill out your...

Gallery: Outsports readers pick the NCAA men's basketball hotties


Oliver McNally Corbin Miller (Photo by Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE) We asked our readers to select their hottest player of the NCAA men's...

Connecticut beats Butler in stupdendously awful NCAA men's basketball final


Connecticut beat Butler, 53-41, in an NCAA tournament final that set men's college basketball back 60 years. It figures that a game pitting the Bulldogs against the Huskies turned out to be a dog. T...

2 people out of 5,900,000 correctly pick men's Final Four in ESPN pool


VCU coach Shaka Smart Only two people out of 5.9 million people in ESPN'S NCAA men's basketball pool correctly picked the Final Four:...

God has spoken! BYU is gone! Thank you Florida! (Plus Arizona's win over Duke...)


I haven't paid much attention to the NCAA tournament this year; The decline in talent, poor officiating and lack of compelling storylines just left me disinterested. But I got a lot more interested...

VCU pep band leader Ryan Kopacsi likes to strip and is also a male model


Ryan Kopacsi Virginia Commonwealth is one of the surprise teams in the NCAA men's basketball Sweet 16, having been one of the final entries...

March Madness is exciting and sloppy


I did not watch any regular season men's college basketball but did watch a fair amount of the tournament the past four days. I had not realized the quality of the sport had dropped so much. Jay...

Play the Outsports NCAA pool


Outsports has set up a pool for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament. Fill out your bracket and see how you do against other Outsports readers. We are using CBS Sportsline this season. For...

There is crying in basketball


We hear it every time this year. Waaaaah. Waaaaaaaaaaaah. All the way from Bristol, Conn., the rest of the country can hear Dick Vitale and countless other commentators whining because so-and-so...

NCAA's plan for 68 teams


The NCAA has unveiled its 68-team tournament plan. It entails four "play-in" games, but not the way you might expect. Instead of teams ranked 61-68 playing for those coveted 16-seeds, two of the...

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