Students held signs with startling numbers like "36,000 students of color go to high schools with almost no sports."
On this date in 1964, Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in a stunning upset.
Edward Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919 - April 3, 2007) was an outstanding American football coach.
"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."
Native American leaders, local politicians, former sports stars and other speakers voiced their disdain the nickname they call derogatory and racist.
The group argued that the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection based on a law that prohibits registered disparaging names.
It would be a landmark victory for college athletes, whose scholarships are now awarded at the whim of their institutions and who have little or no protection against on-the-job injuries.
Effa Louise Manley co-owned the Newark Eagles baseball franchise in the Negro leagues with her husband Abe Manley. Her influence extended beyond baseball; she was active in the civil rights movement and a social activist.
In a searing rebuff to pervasive anti-gay attitudes in professional football, Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen delivers a moving and insightful commentary.
Though many college athletes live in poverty, a protest by National Collegiate Athletic Association football players is quietly spreading across the nation.