Benedictine College

Sports
9:48 am
Tue February 11, 2014

College Basketball Player Shares Excitement Over Michael Sam Coming Out

Jallen Messersmith is the first openly gay college basketball player in the United States. He attends Benedictine college in Atchison, Kan.
Credit Greg Echlin / KCUR

Before his final football season at the University of Missouri, defensive lineman Michael Sam made the decision to privately tell his teammates that he is gay. On Sunday, Sam went public with it.  And if he is selected in May’s NFL draft, Sam will be pro football’s first openly gay player. The first men’s college basketball player to openly declare he’s gay also plays nearby, but Jallen Messersmith took a slightly different approach.

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Headlines
7:36 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Aisha Khan
  • Missing Student Found, Not Abducted
  • KC Mayor Pushes For Control Of Schools
  • Benedictine Student Dies In Wintry Mix
  • EPA Sets New Standards For  Power Plants

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weather death
4:42 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Student Dies In First Wintry Mix Of Season

Benedictine College, Atchison, Ks. students mourn loss of colleague on icy Missouri highway
Benedictine College

The Wednesday trip home for thousands of Kansas City  area drivers is nothing akin to the morning of ice, slush  and  related hazards.  One  young man was killed  in  an early morning  crash  in the Northland.   There  is fog and some snow in the forecast the next 36 hours but nothing severe.

The car carrying Benedictine College student  R.J. Demps flipped over  after skidding on ice along Missouri Highway 45   north of Weston. He was killed. A passenger  survived  with minor injuries.

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