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From Nebraska Football to Professional Sports, Gay Athletes are Inspiring Change

Eric Lueshen | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Eric Lueshen

In 2003, I was a redshirt freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that decided to come out in high school. But I wasn't sure if I could handle being the first openly gay Division I college football player.

Report: Michael Sam's Father Claims He Was Misquoted

Posted 02.14.2014 | Sports

The father of former Missouri All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam claimed he was "terribly misquoted" by The New York Times in a story about hi...

Michael Sam's Dad May Not Be As Supportive As His Teammates

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam may not just have to deal with the potential intolerance of NFL front offices. The first-team All-American defensive lineman from Missouri...

LOOK: Michael Sam Lands 'SI' Cover

Posted 02.11.2014 | Sports

Before Michael Sam reaches the NFL, he's coming to a newsstand near you. Just days after the All-American defensive lineman from Missouri publicly...

Mizzou Fans Pay Tribute To Michael Sam In Amazing Fashion

Posted 02.11.2014 | Sports

Mizzou fans showed their support All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam in amazing fashion on Monday. A day after Sam publicly came out as gay, hi...

NFL Players React To College Football Star Coming Out

Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

Several current NFL players offered their support to Michael Sam, a 2013 first-team All-American from the University of Missouri who publicly came out...

NFL Supports Michael Sam

Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

The NFL issued a statement on Sunday night commending Michael Sam, a 2013 first-team All-American defensive lineman from Missouri, who publicly came o...

College Football Star Comes Out

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, named a first-team All-American after the 2013 season, has publicly come out as gay. The college footba...

HIGHLIGHTS: Mizzou Tops Old Rival In Wild Cotton Bowl

AP | STEPHEN HAWKINS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Henry Josey ran for 92 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 16-yarder with 3:08 left, and No. 9 Missouri beat No. 13 Oklah...

Mizzou Footbal Players FREAK OUT Over Cotton Bowl Gifts

Posted 12.24.2013 | Sports

The Missouri Tigers recently found out what's in store in their gift packages for playing in the 2014 Cotton Bowl and their reactions were priceless. ...

SEC Champion States BCS Case

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Southeastern Conference has stated its case. Now all Auburn can do is watch, wait and hope for No. 1 Florida State or No. ...

WATCH: Dirty Hit Sends Mizzou Player Sprawling Into Cart

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports

While defenders in the SEC Championship Game could understandably have been frustrated during the high-scoring shootout, there was no excusing the lat...

Good Enough For A BCS Title Shot?

AP | By PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Tre Mason struck a pose — a Heisman Trophy pose. Looks like the Auburn Tigers running back will get a shot at someth...

WATCH Controversial Mizzou Touchdown Catch Not Reviewed

Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports

Missouri appeared to get an early break against Auburn in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday when Dorial Green-Beckham's touchdown catch was not re...

HIGHLIGHTS: Mizzou Takes Out Johnny Manziel

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Henry Josey broke loose for the go-ahead score on a 57-yard run with 3:34 to go and No. 5 Missouri wrapped up the SEC East, rid...

6 BCS Championship Game Scenarios

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 11.21.2013 | Sports

Alabama is playing Chattanooga and Florida State is playing Idaho, so barring one of the greatest upsets in sports history there will be no changes at...

HIGHLIGHTS: No. 20 South Carolina Rally Stuns No. 5 Mizzou

AP | JAKE KREINBERG | Posted 12.26.2013 | Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. — COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Connor Shaw came off the bench in the second half to lead a 17-point rally, throwing for 201 yards and th...

WATCH: Missouri Pulls Off Double Pass For Touchdown

Posted 10.12.2013 | Sports

Clinging to a two-point lead in the fourth quarter against No. 7 Georgia, No. 25 Missouri executed a trick play to pull away. Tigers quarterback Maty ...

Missouri Upsets No. 7 Georgia

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 10.12.2013 | Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Gary Pinkel said No. 25 Missouri won more than a second straight SEC road game when it upset No. 7 Georgia. "I ju...

LOOK: All-American Marks Return From Injury With Epic Haircut

Posted 07.31.2013 | Sports

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports Missouri running back Henry Josey has undergone three separate knee surgeries since the last time he suited up a...

Johnny Football Dominates Mizzou (And Makes Heisman Case)

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Missouri needed a win over No. 9 Texas A&M to become bowl eligible. Instead the Tigers ended their tough first season in th...

Not So Smooth Transition

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 11.15.2012 | Sports

-- The realignment of conferences the past few years has made it so you almost need a spreadsheet to keep up with who went where. Many of the scho...

Florida Avoids Another Loss

AP | MARK LONG | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has reason to celebrate, although it's not enough to elicit much reaction from coach Will Muschamp or his players. ...

WATCH: Alabama Lineman Body Slams Smaller Running Back

Posted 10.15.2012 | Sports

If Alabama defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning doesn't reach the NFL, he may have a future in professional wrestling. With less than three minutes...

Shaw On Target As Gamecocks

AP | PETE IACOBELLI | Posted 09.22.2012 | Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Leave it to Steve Spurrier to focus on Connor Shaw's one mistake. "Well, he got off to a slow start," South Carolina head ball coac...