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UConn players speak out against discriminiation

UConn players are speaking out against discrimination against lesbian and bisexual athletes in women’s sports:

Four members of the team created a video for the Br(ache (pronounced Break) the Silence campaign to say gay athletes are welcome at UConn, and bullying people because of their sexual orientation is not tolerated.

Center Stefanie Dolson said she and her teammates feel strongly about the issue, and believe a message needed to be sent, that it’s OK for women to be who they are, and that everyone deserves respect.

“I think there is definitely a stigma or a stereotype in women’s basketball and other women’s sports, like softball and hockey, of women being gay just because they play a sport,” she said. “What we’re saying is that even if we are gay or bisexual, it shouldn’t matter, because we’re people.”


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Doctors have offered an optimistic update for North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell, who is battling leukemia.

Ex-Oakland University coach Beckie Francis is suing the school, demanding details about why she was ousted.

The NCAA has reversed its decision and will let Kaneisha Atwater play for FGCU.

At Michigan, they are still determining their roles.

Kentucky’s assistant athletic director for women’s basketball, Ukari Figgs, is stepping down to take and engineering job at Toyota.

Off the court with Detroit’s DaVonna Bradford.

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