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From The Nets To Drew University; Building A Winning, Accepting Culture Goes Beyond The Game

From The Nets To Drew University; Building A Winning, Accepting Culture Goes Beyond The Game
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The talk of gay male athletes coming out continued this week as Jason Collins joined the Nets, Michael Sam went through the NFL Combine, and closer to home, Drew University catcher Matt Kaplon revealed to his team that he was gay. As someone who went to an all-boys Catholic high school and had classmates and teammates who were gay, went to a Jesuit University where two of my roommates at different times were gay, and have been in and around sports of all kinds where athletes admitted to the world they were gay (as was the case in tennis with Amelie Mauresmo) or there was no secret amongst people on teams or leagues that certain athletes were gay but they did not want to be public about it, this news neither shocks nor offends me in any way. What matters, and should matter from a business and social perspective, is that they are quality athletes, quality people and good brand ambassadors no matter what their private lives are. Period.

 

New Jersey Marathon 2014: Former Champions, Elite Qualifiers Return To Compete

New Jersey Marathon 2014: Former Champions, Elite Qualifiers Return To Compete
BY JERRY MILANI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOMCOM

A few familiar faces will be donning very low numbers and running at the head of the pack when former champions Oz Pearlman, Bronawyn O'Leary and Erin Red...

N.J. State Division II College Hoops: Bloomfield, Caldwell Roll Into CACC Semifinals

N.J. State Division II College Hoops: Bloomfield, Caldwell Roll Into CACC Semifinals
BY JERRY MILANI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Bloomfield College looks for a "four-peat" as longtime Head Coach Gerald Holmes brings his top-seeded Deacons into the semifinals of the Central Atlantic...

Derek Jeter and Roger Maris: Similar, Different and Unique Yankees – Leaders by Example

Derek Jeter and Roger Maris: Similar, Different and Unique Yankees – Leaders by Example
BY JOHN ESPOSITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

On February 19th, Derek Jeter met with the media in Tampa, Florida, at the Yankees Spring Training Camp. The Yankee Captain held court at a pre-retireme...

How We Love to See Women Fight … and the Rise of MMA

How We Love to See Women Fight … and the Rise of MMA
BY JENNIFER LEHR
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COMr

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fights have become more mainstream over the past nine years, and while fans are more interested than ever, they are also clamo...

It's That Time of the Year to Crown High School Champs in Basketball, Wrestling and Ice Hockey

It's That Time of the Year to Crown High School Champs in Basketball, Wrestling and Ice Hockey
BY BOB HUTTINGTON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It just doesn't get any better than this -- at least, not for fans of New Jersey high school sports.

State champions in basketball, wrestling and ice hockey are be...

Seton Hall Gives Reason For Hope In Georgetown Beatdown

Seton Hall Gives Reason For Hope In Georgetown Beatdown
BY JASON GUERETTE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Lots of things have gone wrong for Seton Hall this season. From injuries to transfers (some voluntary, some not) to close losses, the Pirates have struggled from ...

A Little Help From Jersey Stars Gives MLS A Preseason Lift

A Little Help From Jersey Stars Gives MLS A Preseason Lift
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It certainly isn’t easy to cut through a cluttered February landscape that includes NBA All-Star, the Olympics and USA Hockey’s dramatic weekend, the pea...

Kentucky Derby 2014 and Breeding: A 9-Year Streak is in Real Jeopardy

Kentucky Derby 2014 and Breeding: A 9-Year Streak is in Real Jeopardy
BY TOM VALLEDOLMO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

When you begin to research the history of Kentucky Derby winners one thing becomes abundantly clear – if you have a contender who was bred in the state ...

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