Monday, Sam received a landslide of support from former teammates to the President of the The United States.
President Obama tweeted congratulations to Sam calling him a "true sportsman."
Sam was the best Mizzou player on the defensive side of the ball this season.
He made first team All-American and was the SEC defensive player of the year.
Michael Sam announced to the Tigers and coach Gary Pinkel in August.
The team kept it quiet until Sunday night.
"We talk in our program all the time about respecting the cultural differences of other people," says Pnnkel. "That's one of our core values. It certainly applies to this. We're going to be respectful, caring and kind to everyone of our teammates."
High school girls basketball last night, the southside rivalry Kickapoo at Glendale.
And this was a tight game, Glendale moving the ball nicely to Kim Dienes, she knocks down the catch and shoot three. It's 25-21 Falcons.
Kickapoo answers with Jordan Sanders. The freshman takes it inside and gets the hoop, and that ties the game at 29.
Glendale can take it inside as well, nice bounce pass to Mariah Starks who gets the hoop and the harm, it's a 2 point deficit.
Kickapoo building its lead late, again it's the freshman Sanders with the contact and the hoop, making it 39-36 Fhiefs.
But Glendale comes back to win 51-46.
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