OSU Takes Role In Anti-Discrimination Effort

The video features OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith and players and coaches from the OSU men's hockey team.(Photo: YouTube)
The video features OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith and players and coaches from the OSU men's hockey team.(Photo: YouTube)

Ohio State athletic administrators say they want to make OSU’s sports team the most tolerant in the nation.

That sound comes from a new video by the Ohio State men’s hockey team as part of the nationwide “You Can Play” campaign, which looks to root out discrimination in college sports.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says athletics have long been too accepting of anti-gay sentiments.

“So what we want to do is create a culture of acceptance, regardless of your personal interests or what you do. It’s OK.”

Smith made his comments on All Sides with Ann Fisher Tuesday morning.

Leaders of the “You Can Play” campaign say they appreciate OSU’s participation and hope it’s a sign that major athletics programs are less accepting of discrimination.

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