Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Bad Ass Asians

Marcus Mariota Headed to College Football’s First National Championship

posted by Randall

Marcus MariotaThe first Pacific Islander to win a Heisman Trophy will play in college football’s first National Championship (graphic by Dave Sizer).

Marcus Mariota led his Oregon Ducks to a stunning 59 – 20 victory over the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl New Year’s Day.

 
Mariota threw for 2 touchdowns and 338 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Corvallis Gazette Times: The Japanese American banned from playing in the Rose Bowl

posted by Randall

Jack YoshiharaStories of early Asian Americans who overcame racism in sports have always fascinated me (Photo from Oregon State yearbook).

While these stories are far and few between, they are out there and they need to be told.

The Corvallis Gazette Times recently told the story of Jack Yoshihara.

He played for Oregon State College, but … Read more

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