American sports took another major step towards universal tolerance today when sophomore UMass guard Derrick Gordon came out today as the first openly gay NCAA men’s Division 1 basketball player.
The brackets are set. The final step has been taken. Finally, after over four months of waiting, the best two and a half weeks on the sporting calendar commences tomorrow. It’s the Madness, the Big Dance, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. And it’s here. More
Saturday’s “Blarney Blowout” party near the UMass Amherst campus ended in several arrests and injuries, yet a few days later, opinions on the Internet remain mixed. Most sources blame the students for breaking rules and then not cooperating with law enforcement when riot police were forced to tame the situation. Other blog sources point to the school for baiting the students with threats in advance of the event and law enforcement for abusing their power. Here are a handful of mixed reactions about the event. What’s your take? Who’s at fault: the students, the school, or the cops?