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NCAA to Pull Championship Games in States that Ban Transgender Athletes...

The NCAA's Board of Governors reaffirmed the association's 2016 non-discrimination policy by announcing Monday it will pull championship games from states that ban transgender women athletes...

University of Central Oklahoma Investigates Cheerleading Hazing Incident, Suspends Squad

The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) has suspended its cheerleading squad following reports of an alleged hazing incident, administrators announced over the weekend. Details of...

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith to Create Docuseries Spotlighting HBCUs

Veteran ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith and his production company Mr. SAS Productions are set to make a documentary series that highlights the legacy...

Carroll University Coordinator Makes History as First Black Woman Coach in...

On Monday, the Boston Red Sox officially welcomed 29-year-old new hire, Bianca Smith, as a Minor League coach, making her the first Black woman...

MLB to Integrate the Negro Leagues to ‘Major League’ Status

Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced on Wednesday that his organization will be “correcting a longtime oversight in the game’s...

Florida HBCU Becomes First Division I School to Cancel All Sports...

This week, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), a historically Black university in Daytona Beach, Fla., announced it will discontinue all sports for the rest of the...

Girls Track Team Members File Title IX Complaint, Say Transgender Athletes...

Three members of a girls high school track team in Connecticut have filed a federal civil rights complaint against a state policy allowing transgender...

College Athletes Speak Out

Student-athletes are using their platform to call out racial injustices as schools struggle with how to respond Long-time bastions of free expression and social justice,...

The Power of Sports to Foster Greater Appreciation for Diversity and...

I recently announced my retirement from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) National Office, where I have served as a senior staff member for more...

NCAA Hosts Annual Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

On September 20 and 21, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hosted the fifth annual Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium at its national office...

A Sporting Chance: Experts Weigh in on Debate Over Student-Athlete Pay...

Having recently suited up for the last time as a linebacker for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Bruins, Kene Orjioke, 20, looks forward...

The Power of Sports

New Program Aims to Transform  Athletes into LGBTQ Allies Although society is becoming more accepting of the LGBTQ community, some negative attitudes still linger. In...

Female Athletic Directors: A Scarce but Positive Influence

Although women continue to make progress toward better representation in college athletics, in the nearly 44 years since the passage of Title IX, the...

Setting the Bar: Transgender Inclusion in College Sports

Renee Richards, Lana Lawless, Mianne Bagger, Fallon Fox, Michelle Dumaresq, and Caitlyn Jenner. These are a few of the names of transgender athletes from...

College Basketball Uniforms Honor Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, which spans the month of February, sports apparel brand Adidas has unveiled commemorative uniforms for three college basketball...