This week, Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner made her first public statements about her sexuality, and at least one headline read that this announcement is "no big deal." In the sports world, that has been true. But it is a big deal at Baylor, which, citing its Christian identity, continues to bar gay men and lesbians from employment.
Turner, a senior who spent his first two years at the University of Washington, scored 40 in leading the Aggies to an 83-71 win at Kentucky. The 6'5 Turner burned the Wildcats with 25 first half points and finished 14-of-19 from the field and 6-of-10 on three-pointers.
They may have one of the shallowest benches in the tournament, but five of the Tigers seven scholarship players are seniors and under new head coach Frank Haith, Mizzou has bought into a "team-first" attitude.
Withey, a 7'0 junior center, was vital in the Jayhawks' victories against #8-ranked Baylor and Oklahoma State. Against Baylor, Withey scored 25 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked three shots.
Both as a business leader and as a religious leader, Herman Cain should know well the facts about sexual harassment law and prevention. He surely should know how serious it is.
To remain an engaged and relevant institution, Baylor must change. Its message to gays and lesbians can't be: If you are gay, there is no love for you. Christ promises more.
I've used my early season ratings to give me an edge over Las Vegas over the years and this year I want to share some conference previews with you.
Some who have studied the issue say the money might be better spent giving directly to a country's Christian partners to spread the Gospel, or to offer medical aid or construction assistance.
Prayer is something we do in church or at home, alone, not in a corporate outpost full of company-logo signs. For someone to suggest prayer in the middle of our shopping seems an almost impossible intrusion.
If the FCC gets its way, we will have a National Broadband Plan with 100 megabit Internet connection to 100 million U.S. homes by 2020. And that could make remote medicine a reality.
Selection Sunday has come and gone and the 65 team field is finally complete for the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Now, the best part can begin -- the bracket contests.