• BYU: Lessons Learned in Wake of Miami Bowl Brawl

    by Jeff Call July 2015

    During spring practice last March, coach Bronco Mendenhall said "10-ish" players would be disciplined for their role in the fight. He added that possible suspensions likely wouldn't be announced until the week of the season-opener at Nebraska on Sept. 5.

  • Best Practices Guide Will Define How to Improve High School Security

    by Dennis Van Milligen July 2015

    The numbers don't lie. 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 athletics administrator tasked with providing a safe atmosphere for those millions of fans and athletes, the stakes have never been higher.

  • Cincinnati Boosts Security in Advance of All-Star Game

    by Eric Schwartzberg, Dayton Daily News July 2015

    Additional police officers and undercover investigators are among the steps this city is taking to boost security in advance of Tuesday's 86th annual All-Star Game. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend upon Cincinnati during the three days of All-Star events.

  • How to Keep Sports Venue Parking Lots Safe and Secure

    by Paul Steinbach July 2015

    Bryan Stow called his walker-assisted trek onto the Municipal Stadium field "a little scary." On April 16, Stow underhanded a ceremonial first pitch about 15 feet, to the roar of the San Jose Giants' Opening Night crowd.

  • U. of Maryland Approves Beer Sales Trial Run

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    The University of Maryland approved a trial plan that will allow the school to sell beer and wine at football games, as well as at other sporting venues starting in the fall.

  • Canada's World Cup Security Strategy: Friendly Smiles

    by USA TODAY June 2015

    The stereotype of Canada as being a friendly nation full of polite folk seems to be driving security plans at the women's World Cup.

  • Armed Teen Posing as Officer Disrupts HS Lacrosse Post-Game

    by Peter McGuire, Morning Sentinel June 2015

    A former Maranacook High School student was charged with impersonating a police officer after he allegedly showed a badge and, armed with a loaded gun, talked his way into a post-game meeting Tuesday night with the Maranacook/Winthrop boys' lacrosse team.

  • More High Schools Checking IDs at Athletic Events

    by Jason Wolf, USA TODAY Sports June 2015

    Photo identification is required to buy tobacco and alcohol, to board a plane and, increasingly, to attend a high school football or basketball game.

  • SEC to Increase Fine for Storming Courts, Fields

    by David Paschall, Chattanooga Times Free Press May 2015

    Storming the field or the court after landmark Southeastern Conference victories is about to become a lot more expensive. Outgoing SEC commissioner Mike Slive is making the safety of student-athletes and fans a big concern before his departure in late July.

  • Federer Slams French Open On-Court Security Lapse

    by Howard Fendrich May 2015

    As Roger Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos - a cellphone selfie.