What exactly does it mean to be an openly gay athlete? Well, the recent news surrounding Brittney Griner shows the changing dialogue around gay athletes in sports.
It's time for a reality check. No current female basketball player would be able to compete in the NBA, and that includes Baylor center Brittney Griner.
This night ended like most in attendance figured it would: with the mike in Baylor coach Kim Mulkey's hands, her voice echoing throughout the Ferrell Center, her team dancing in celebration of its second consecutive Big 12 championship.
Brittney Griner made a successful leap from the NCAA to WNBA, and continued to grow a vital social consciousness off the court, as well.
The Big 12 has found the perfect formula to make women's hoops a true Title IX success story.