Beginning next week, we’ll return to one column per week, with each of our writers contributing about once a month.As always, you can go to washingtonpost.com/datelab to apply. “I need a second one to really kind of figure it out sometimes.” At evening’s end, they swapped numbers.
The aftermath of the Portland lawsuit seemed to galvanize the sport against an overt bias based on sexual orientation."Sexual orientation has absolutely no factor in recruiting decisions," one prominent assistant coach said.
"I don't know prospects' sexual orientation nor do I ask.
This is a tough question to answer, because in no way can I speak for the experience of others.
From the raw data, there are more female than male students on the campus.
As recently as 2006, a major tempest occurred when a former Penn State player, Jennifer Harris, accused in a federal lawsuit the then-longtime Nittany Lions head coach, Rene Portland, of dismissing her from the team for perceived homosexual activity.
Portland, who'd admitted in a 1986 Chicago Sun-Times story that she told prospects and their parents that she forbade lesbian activity on her team, resigned under pressure after the lawsuit was settled.There are plenty of tips on how to enjoy Mission Chinese, or pick which neighborhood you live in, or fight through a 25-minute delay at Queensboro Plaza, but public sex?Mom left that one out of the “good luck in New York” speech.When the boat docks in Sandy Hook, a complimentary shuttle bus is waiting to drop passengers off at the various beaches along the point.(Yes, there are non-nude beaches at Sandy Hook, but why would you spend a ticket to keep your clothes ON?It just never ends well and affects the team."As in the previous discussion about race, coaches did not want to think that sexual orientation is an issue in recruiting, but it is at the very least a consideration, albeit one that depends on situation and context.