Jason Collins ’97 featured in museum exhibit

Jason Collins ’97 is featured in an exhibit in the National African-American Museum recognizing his bravery in becoming the first openly gay athlete to play in any of America’s four major professional sports. Collins played in the NBA for thirteen seasons before retiring in 2014. A jersey signed by his teammates is featured in the exhibit, […]

Collins brothers speak in support of Clinton at DNC

Collins brothers speak in support of Clinton at DNC

Jason Collins ’97 and Jarron Collins ’97 spoke in support of Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton on the first day of the Democratic National Convention on July 25 in Philadelphia. Jason became the first openly gay professional basketball player in 2013 when he came out in a Sports Illustrated article. He said that he came […]

Jason Collins '97 retires from NBA

Jason Collins ’97, the first openly gay athlete to play in any of America’s major professional sports, announced his retirement Wednesday from the NBA. Collins announced his decision in a letter to Sports Illustrated, the same forum Collins used to come out a year and a half ago, and a column on Derek Jeter’s The […]

Obama, Time Magazine recognize Collins’s ’97 influence, achievements

Jason Collins ’97, the first active athlete in a major American sport to come out as gay, was recognized by Time Magazine 2014 list of “100 Most Influential People in the World” and by President Barack Obama last week. Collins was named by Obama to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. “It’s a […]

Obama, Time Magazine recognize Collins’s ’97 influence, achievements

Jason Collins ’97, the first active athlete in a major American sport to come out as gay, was recognized by Time Magazine 2014 list of “100 Most Influential People in the World” and by President Barack Obama last week. Collins was named by Obama to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. “It’s a […]

Collins ’97 signs with Brooklyn Nets for season

After playing basketball for four years at Harvard-Westlake, four years at Stanford University and for 12 years in the NBA before coming out as gay in April 2013, Jason Collins became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a major American sports league under a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Feb. 23. […]

Collins '97 signs with Brooklyn Nets

Wolverine basketball alumnus Jason Collins ’97 became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a major American sports league after signing a 10-day contract with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and playing 11 minutes for the team in its game against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday. The Nets, the team with which Collins began […]

LA Times reporter speaks to The Chronicle

Award-winning Los Angeles Times staff writer Kurt Streeter told Chronicle classes about his writing process and career in journalism on Tuesday. Streeter, who has been working at the LA Times since 1998, has interviewed figures such as Kobe Bryant and Rodney King, who became nationally known after being brutally beaten by members of the Los […]