Go UConn!

21 12 2010

After hearing about Favre’s ongoing litany of injuries (yawn) and the Vikings historic outdoor game in the TCF Bank Stadium (home to the Gopher Football team) altogether too much in the last week, I’m giving a shout out to the UConn Women’s Basketball team.

I sincerely believe they will break the longest winning streak in D-I basketball and continue to amass wins this season. They are an amazing group of athletes with a very accomplished coach and it is exciting to see the writing of history.

Good luck Huskies!

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2 Important Firsts in Sport for Marginalized Groups

12 11 2010

1. Afghanistan is poised to get their first national women’s team. The sport will be cricket and the Afghanistan Cricket Board feels cricket will allow the women to play a sport but remain consistent with Islamic tradition and values. To read more about the team click here.

2. This weekend a historic basketball game will be played here at the University of Minnesota’s Best Buy Classic. Kye Allums will be the first transgender athlete to play a NCAA D-I basketball game. He is a Minnesota native and I think it quite fitting he play this historic game in his home state. In light of the new report released a few weeks ago on transgender athletes, perhaps Allums courageous will help forward dialogue and policy. To read the original article on OutSports.com that broke the story click here.