• School District Sees Promising Results from Drug Testing

    by Benjamin Wood, Deseret News May 2014

    By Benjamin Wood Deseret News FARMINGTON - School officials in Davis County spoke highly of a new random drug testing policy Tuesday, with first-year feedback suggesting lower levels of drug use among student-athletes.

  • Latest Player Lawsuit Against NFL Cites Painkiller Use

    by Nancy Armour,, USA TODAY Sports May 2014

    A group of retired players sued the NFL on Tuesday, claiming the league gave them powerful painkillers and anti-inflammatories to keep them on the field, never warning them about the long-term dangers to their health.

  • Beer Sales at Youth Baseball/Softball Complex Debated

    by CHRISTOPHER KUHAGEN;, Waukesha NOW (WI) May 2014

    Mike Laska painted a dark picture of what he believes could be the possibilities that can come from allowing alcohol to be sold at a youth baseball and softball complex.

  • After Dinner Honoring Him, Manhattan AD Gets DWI

    by Howie Kussoy May 2014

    Manhattan College athletic director Robert Byrnes was arrested last week on charges of driving while intoxicated, after being honored at an awards dinner at the campus' Draddy Gymnasium, The Post has learned.

  • Embattled Prep AD Decides Not to Return from Leave

    by Leslie Bridgers -- Staff Writer May 2014

    Marc Sawyer, who was hired as Westbrook's director of athletics and activities less than two years ago, went on leave last week and has decided not to return, said Principal Jon Ross.

  • Termination Pending for HoF Coach Charged with DUI

    by Tony Baranek. May 2014

    Midnight had struck on his 20-year career at Hillcrest High School as a social studies teacher and leader of a successful girls basketball program. The Hall of Fame coach silently walked out of the Bremen High School library late Thursday night with his lawyer and loved ones after the District 228 school board voted 6-1 to suspend him without pay with the intent to end his employment.

  • Players, Parents Support Coach Facing DUI Repercussions

    by Tony Baranek. May 2014

    After hearing impassioned pleas from former and current players and parents, Bremen High School District 228 school board members continued to meet in closed session Thursday night regarding the teaching and coaching future of John Maniatis.

  • NCAA (Finally) Issues Punishment Against U. of Miami

    by Michael Gaio October 2013

    It's been more than two years, but the NCAA finally issued its punishment on the University of Miami following an investigation into the school's athletic department.

  • Prep Athlete Plays Designated Driver, Gets Suspended

    by Michael Gaio October 2013

    A high school volleyball player in Massachusetts has been suspended for five games and stripped of her status as team captain for doing something most of us would consider a good deed.

  • Is There a Steroid Problem in Military Fitness Centers?

    by John Agoglia September 2013

    Like other athletes, the pressure to perform better has some military members turning to performance enhancing drugs.