• Family Implicated in Gym Mat Death Files Countersuit

    by Christian Boone, Staff March 2015

    The brothers accused in a civil lawsuit of killing Kendrick Johnson have counter-sued the parents of the Valdosta teen whose body was discovered more than two years ago in a rolled-up gym mat.

  • Ex-Fitness Center Owner Spiked Intern's Energy Drink

    by James Staas, The Buffalo News March 2015

    An Orchard Park man on Friday admitted to spiking an energy drink and giving it to a college intern working at his family's Clarence fitness center.

  • Virginia Tech RB Charged with Crimes Against Minors

    by Cameron Austin March 2015

    Virginia Tech freshman running back Shai McKenzie has been charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a Christiansburg Police spokeswoman.

  • Winnipeg's CFL Stadium's Poor Design Leads to Lawsuit

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    Owners of Investors Group Field, home of the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, are suing the architect and builder of the stadium for faulty design and construction and are seeking money to pay for extensive repairs at the stadium. 

  • Oregon Sexual Assault Case Highlights Bigger Issue

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    Ugly details have emerged regarding an alleged sexual assault at the University of Oregon and the school’s handling of the lawsuit that followed.

  • School District, Coaches Face Civil Suit in Hazing Case


    A civil lawsuit against Raton School District and coaches whose alleged inattention allowed the hazing to take place is just getting underway in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.

  • Minnesota Law: Ex-Coach Details Parent Settlement

    by Paul Steinbach March 2015

    Details have come to light regarding a settlement reached between a former high school hockey coach and the parent of a player he cut from his team.

  • New York High Schools Sue Over Eligibility Rule Change

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    A new rule regarding athletic eligibility at charter and private schools in upstate New York has caused nine schools to sue in order to overturn the rule. The rule states that students who transfer to a new school without changing residency would be ineligible to participate in sports at the school for a year. 

  • Court Rules Toronto YMCA Must Pay Property Taxes

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern February 2015

    On Wednesday, the Appeal Court in Toronto, Ont., ruled that the YMCA will have to pay property taxes on four buildings it leases in Toronto.

  • Pop Warner Football Blamed for Former Player’s Suicide

    by Michael Gaio February 2015

    Pop Warner youth football is being sued for $5 million following the suicide of 25-year-old Wisconsin man. The lawsuit, filed by the man’s mother, alleges her son suffered severe brain damage caused by playing youth football and that Pop Warner failed to warn players about, and protect them from, the dangers of head trauma.