• Bomb Threat Forces Cancelation of Soccer Match

    by Ciaran Fahey November 2015

    Armed police stand guard by the stadium after the cancellation of the International friendly match between Germany and the Netherlands at the AWD Arena on Tuesday in Hanover, Germany. HANNOVER, GERMANY -

  • Ohio State Boosts Security for Saturday's Game

    by David Jablonski November 2015

    Because of extra security at the Ohio Stadium gates, Ohio State fans are encouraged to arrive early for the 3:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday against Michigan State."This is a direct result of what's going on around the world"AD Gene Smith said.

  • Vapor Wake Dogs Are Advancing Gameday Bomb Detection

    by Paul Steinbach November 2015

    The Chicago Cubs had already shut out the visiting San Francisco Giants, 2-0, on Aug. 9 when postgame stragglers were ordered to evacuate Wrigley Field. Chicago Police, who reportedly receive dozens of bomb threats every week, got word that Wrigley had been targeted and swarmed the ballpark with officers. Only after bomb-sniffing dogs had their run of the grounds was an "all clear" issued.

  • Football League Cancellation Offers Tough Lessons

    by Renatta Signorini October 2015

    Parents are using the abrupt cancellation of the Mt. Pleasant Area Junior Football League's season as an example for their children -- a lesson in how sports should not be played.

  • Best Practices Guide Addresses High School Security Concerns

    by Dennis Van Milligen October 2015

    More than eight million students participate in interscholastic sports and afterschool programs annually, with approximately 336 million spectators attending those events. Threats, new and old, lurk around each corner, and for every athletic administrator tasked with providing a safe environment, the stakes have never been higher.

  • District Bans Drones at Sporting Events

    by Jonathan Scholles October 2015

    In the wake of rules instituted by the Ohio High School Athletic Association this fall, the Board of Education moved to adopt a resolution banning drones at football games and other school functions.

  • St. Paul Police: Marathon Disrupters Will Be Arrested

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    Anyone disrupting or interfering with runners during the Twin Cities Marathon this weekend will face consequences, according to St. Paul police chief Tom Smith.  

  • Four Arrested in Connection with Assault at 49ers Game

    by Matt Barrows, The Sacramento Bee September 2015

    Police announced Friday they had arrested three men and a 17-year-old woman in connection to a parking lot fight following Monday’s 49ers game during which a Vikings fan was kicked and punched after falling to the ground. The incident was caught on video.

  • How Metal Detectors Provide a Safer College Football Environment

    by Stuart Goldman September 2015

    It was the biggest football game of the year in Boise, Idaho. Brigham Young University was in town to play the Boise State Broncos before a capacity crowd on the famous blue turf at Albertsons Stadium. The nationally televised game on ESPN came on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, with a 7 p.m. kickoff, saddling BSU athletic and security teams with the unenviable task of getting all 36,752 fans — the second-largest crowd in school history — through new metal detectors in a timely fashion.

  • How the Modern Command Center Is Improving Security at Sporting Events

    by Dennis Van Milligen August 2015

    The Oakland Raiders are most commonly associated with deceased owner Al Davis, the man famous for the phrase, "Just win, baby." In this century, winning has been hard to come by for the Raiders, who have posted five or fewer victories in 10 of the past 12 seasons, including a three-year stretch from 2006 to 2008 in which they won 11 games combined. While the team on the field was anything but elite during that time, it was the team behind the scenes, specifically within its command center, that was developing into the envy of other NFL franchises.