Michele Roberts broke new ground in American sports this year, when she was chosen to lead the NBA players' union. As she has shown time and time again in her first few months on the job, she's just getting started as a sports groundbreaker.
Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a collegiate game Friday night, starting at shooting guard and helping the Massachusetts defeat Siena , 95-87, at the Mullins Center.
At this point in the turf versus grass debate, it's important to step back, give FIFA the benefit of the doubt and ... all right, never mind, soccer's governing body insistence on making the Women's World Cup play out on turf just makes no sense.
Five female coaches are out. A longtime trainer has quit in disgust. There are allegations of gender bias, and a tornado of controversy around athletic director Gary Barta. Iowa's response? Mostly crickets.
Have I changed my mind about Hope Solo being suspended? No, she should not be playing right now for the U.S. women's national soccer team. But it's wrong to equate Ray Rice with Hope Solo. In fact, that comparison is downright dangerous.
Committing to a college early -- like 13-year-old Jada Peebles did at NC State -- can help a basketball player and her family avoid the turmoil of recruiting, but it also brings a lot of extra scrutiny.
As detailed in a stunning report from "Outside The Lines," college athletic departments have a baffling amount of sway in investigating alleged sexual assaults by athletes. Former NCAA basketball player Kate Fagan explains how and why that happens.
There is no denying the strength of the basketball programs in the SEC and ACC, but it is the success of the other women's sports that have Kate Fagan and Graham Hays debating the top conference for female student-athletes....