The sports world ticks on Eastern Standard Time.
Stanford is now the only BCS-conference school to have a black head coach in both football and men’s basketball, the two most prominent sports in collegiate athletics. To be completely honest, I find it surprising that this fact hasn’t been more widely publicized, as it points toward Stanford’s progressive outlook and the hurdles that minorities continue to face in the coaching ranks.
With college football’s constant shake-ups, the NFL’s endless drama, early glimpses of the NHL and NBA seasons and MLB playoffs underway, mid-October is always ripe with sporting news and excitement. This October was no exception, but it was one much darker sports story that stole the national spotlight.