Jeff Eisenberg

  • UMass guard Derrick Gordon becomes first openly gay male D-I basketball player

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger7 days ago

    Nearly a year after Jason Collins became the first active NBA player to publicly reveal that he's gay, the New Jersey Nets center's bravery has inspired a college player to feel comfortable doing the same.

    UMass guard Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I basketball player when he revealed his sexuality in articles published by Outsports.com and ESPN.com on Wednesday morning. One week earlier, Gordon informed his teammates he was gay at a team meeting, a revelation that was met first with surprise and immediately afterward with support.

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