In the two months since our last update, things have been fairly busy for us here at Cross Conference. Or, rather, away from Cross Conference. Joan has been traveling, having puppies, and Doing Work! I have been Doing Work, looking for work, and worrying over lots of little things, including the fact that I never posted the Ruth+Chris follow-up to the U-17 World Cup campaign. In the midst of all of that, Joan and I did manage to go to our first regular season NCAA game together, so that is a highlight that we will share in our next podcast.
Meanwhile, I have done a little bit of writing this college season, which I think CC readers/listeners will appreciate. It combines some of our favorite Cross-Conference topics: Broncos, players doing cool things, cool things that fly under the radar, and rainbows. And by rainbows, I mean The Gays. (And by The Gays, I mean the LGBTQ community and its allies.)
The article, published on the Our Game Magazine website last Friday, is entitled “Bronco Pride, Santa Clara Allies.” It was incredibly nerve wracking to write, and really not so easy to edit. I had two great interviews to build from with Meleana Shim and Margueritte Aozasa that I wish could have been part of a podcast – so much from the interviews didn’t make it into the article (and might not make it into the follow-up).
Since the follow-up hasn’t been finalized, I don’t want to get too much into the meta of the writing process just yet, but that is a topic I want to come back to on CC. In the meantime, check out the article and check out my Broncos! (Who meet Stanford next in the second round of the NCAAs, oh my heart.) And hey, let’s talk about how awesome it is when college players show some agency and do great things, instead of becoming an ESPN highlight reel for lack of sportsmanship.