Unhealthy climate

Some coaches' homophobia is polluting the recruiting trail

Originally Published: January 26, 2011
By Luke Cyphers and Kate Fagan | ESPN The Magazine

This story appeared in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 7, 2011, issue. Subscribe today!

On every top recruit's college visit, there comes the moment of the final pitch, when the head-spinning hoopla finally gives way to the business of basketball, when the high school girl steps away from the rah-rah of all the games and the ego-stroking of all the VIP intros to sit down with the head coach. During one teen's big moment, a heart-to-heart with Iowa State's Bill Fennelly, the decorated ...

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