... on Thursday, Oct. 31, Washington State University will host Arizona State University ... affording us the opportunity to share the beauty of our unique Pullman campus before a national television audience in a broadcast carried by one of the ESPN family of networks ...
After taking all recommendations into account, I have authorized that attendance to all classes the morning of Oct. 31 be made optional at the discretion of faculty and that all afternoon classes that day be canceled ...
I have known Jason Collins since he was Chelsea's classmate and friend at Stanford. Jason's announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT community. It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities. For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason's colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned.
We knew this day would come. We didn't know if it would be this week or next year. But now that it has, I get the feeling that, unlike David Kopay 40 years ago, this may open the door to many more in the near future when everyone sees it worked out just fine for Collins.
He did it in the perfect way: In his own words. The column he wrote was strong, and it sends a clear message: I'm OK with who I am.
"In fact, I’ll tell you a little secret. She used to sleep naked, right? And I always slept with pajamas, until I fell in love with Marilyn. So now, I still sleep naked. And my grandchildren come in there and say granddaddy, how come you don’t wear pajamas? I say because Marilyn Monroe never did."
Still, Tyreke [Johnson, 13-year-old WR at Trinity Christian in Jacksonville] is on a pace that's accelerated even compared to the other blue chip recruits the school has produced.
Florida State, which landed a commitment from De'Andre as a sophomore, is extremely interested in Tyreke, according to Earl.
Louisville, Miami, LSU, Ohio State and Clemson have also expressed interest in the budding star, who sometimes still mingles with fifth- and sixth-graders in the playground.
Asked how Alabama prepares players for the next level, [outgoing defensive end] Damion Square quips: "this is the next level."
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