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UMass guard Derrick Gordon becomes first openly gay male player in Division I basketball

...that confidence that they need to get over that hump."Gordon said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league's first openly gay player when he joined the Brooklyn Nets this season."Right now I'm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-04-09/umass-guard-derrick-gordo
Jason Collins signs with Nets, becomes NBA's first openly gay player

History? Pressure? Jason Collins would have none of it after becoming...wrote on Twitter.The news on Jason Collins comes as Michael Sam, the SEC...defensively and on the boards."I know Jason Collins is a competitor. One thing I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-02-23/jason-collins-signs-nets-beco
Jason Collins receives warm welcome in Nets locker room

Jason Collins has a week and a half to prove himself to the Brooklyn Nets.He signed a 10-day contract, one of the toughest deals in sports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-02-24/jason-collins-receives-warm-w
King meets Russian gay teenager in Sochi; texts Jason Collins after whirlwind trip

NEW YORK - Billie Jean King's taxi ride home after the Sochi Olympics included a revelation.She learned Jason Collins joined the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the first openly gay male player among the four major U.S. professional sports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-03-01/king-meets-russian-gay-t
Bobcats top Pacers to run home winning streak to five

...after the first quarter and never trailed.Kemba Walker added 19 points and nine assists for the Bobcats. NETS: Jason Collins' second stint with Brooklyn will last at least 10 more days.The Nets signed Collins to a second 10-day contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-03-05/bobcats-top-pacers-run-home-w
Hawks drop Nuggets for third consecutive win

...The Nuggets, coming off a 102-97 victory Friday at Miami, had won two in a row and four of six. NETS: Signed Jason Collins for the rest of the season.The NBA's first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-03-15/hawks-drop-nuggets-third-cons
Miami's James scores 61 points in rout of Bobcats

...scored 38 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for the Bobcats, his huge night merely an afterthought. NETS: Plan to sign Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract.Collins signed his original deal on Feb. 23, becoming the NBA's first openly gay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-03-03/miamis-james-scores-61-points
NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out in first for major league

...simplest of sentences, NBA veteran Jason Collins set aside years of worry and silence...game known as "Three Degrees of Jason Collins.""If you're in the league...and we'll always remember that Jason Collins was the first man to do this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-04-29/nba-veteran-jason-collins-com
Is the locker room ready for Jason Collins?

The coming-out part is over. Now Jason Collins needs a job.Collins' stunning announcement that he was a gay athlete in a major sport won overwhelming support from other players...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-04-30/locker-room-ready-jason-colli
Paine College signs Lakeside defensive star Kendall White

...6-foot-2, 220-pound White, Paine signed linebacker Akil Anderson (5-10, 230) of Miami, defensive end Jason Collins, Jr., (6-2, 250) of New Iberia, La., linebacker Kendrick Fountain (5-10, 220) of Miami, offensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/paine-college/2014-02-05/paine-colle