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  • World’s Tallest Waterslide to Be Torn Down

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Schlitterbahn waterpark in Kansas City (Kan.) announced last Tuesday that the Verrückt, known to be the world’s tallest waterslide, will not reopen following the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, son of state representative Scott Schwab, in August. The slide has been closed since the incident, and is now scheduled to be torn down.

  • HS Sues Association After Controversial Playoff Loss

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    Fenwick High School filed a lawsuit Monday against the Illinois High School Association after the board of directors made the decision to uphold an illegitimate overtime win for Plainfield North in the class 7A semifinals.

  • Court: School's Bigger Bleachers Violated Zoning Regs

    by John Wolohan and Samuel Cohen November 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Parent-Volunteers Take AYSO to Court Over DQ

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    Earlier this month, parent-volunteers for the Ventura (Calif.) Fighting Yams, a U-10 boys' soccer team, testified in the Ventura County Superior Court against the American Youth Soccer Organization in protest of the team’s disqualification from the 2016 season playoffs for failing to meet the minimum requirement for weekly referee points.

  • Injured Ex-Lineman Sues U. of Illinois for Negligence

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Friday, former offensive lineman for the University of Illinois Anthony Durkin filed a lawsuit against the university, the former athletic director, and two former coaches for breach of contract and negligence resulting in lifelong injury. The suit claims that former head coach Tim Beckman and former tight ends coach Alex Golesh forced Durkin to continue play against doctor’s orders after he suffered a shoulder injury in 2013. Their mistreatment allegedly exacerbated the injury, resulting in the loss of Durkin’s scholarship. According to Yahoo! Sports, Durkin has filed for $250,000 in damages, as well as compensation for his accumulated medical expenses and the loss of past and future wages.

  • Court Rejects Water Park’s ‘High Thrill’ Ride Defense

    by John Wolohan November 2016

    This article appeared in the October issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Brand-Conscious Universities Force HS Logo Redesign

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    American high schools are facing a new challenge as universities become more possessive of their brand. Nationwide, high schools are scrambling to redesign team logos under threat of trademark-infringement suits as big-name universities such as Penn State, Notre Dame, University of Iowa, University of Texas and Texas Tech University issue warnings to high school teams informing them of trademark violations.

  • Accused U. of Minnesota Players Barred from Stadium

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    Five University of Minnesota football players barred from their home stadium after being served a restraining order are scheduled to appear again in court on November 2, just three days prior to the Golden Gophers’ next home game.

  • NAACP Calls for Federal Investigation of HS 'Hate Crime'

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    At a conference Monday, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP, addressed the press concerning a recent incident involving an African-American member of the Wiggins football team and a noose. On October 13, a player was allegedly attacked in the boys’ locker room at Stone County High School in Wiggins on October 13, when another player threw a noose around his neck and tightened it.

  • Mother Levels Wrongful Death Suit Against Helmet Manufacturer

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    In a lawsuit filed Friday, Jeanine Smith sought financial retribution over the death of her son Andre due to a blunt force head trauma suffered on the football field. Smith was injured in 2015 when he was struck by another player during a kick return play. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, he was knocked down but immediately got back up again, and complained of a headache before losing consciousness. Smith never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead the following morning.