Wednesday, October, 02, 2013
Dance Coach Fired, Band Silenced Over 'Blurred Lines'
Robin Thicke's chart-topping song "Blurred Lines" may have been a hit over the summer, but it didn't fare as well with Marshfield, Wis., school district administrators. According to the Associated Press, Lisa Jolin, the head coach of the Marshfield High School dance team has been fired after her team performed to the popular song.
Tuesday, October, 01, 2013
Ambulances On-Site at Football Games: Worth the Cost?
As school districts have cut costs over the years, one of the items often on the chopping block is having ambulances stationed at every football game.
Thursday, September, 26, 2013
Coatesville Texting Scandal Brings Out Strong Emotions
Not surprisingly, there isn't much sympathy for school administrators who exchange racist, lewd and sexist text messages about their students and staff. When it happens at one of the most diverse schools in its region, there is even less.
Tuesday, September, 24, 2013
Woman Falls to Her Death in Climbing Gym Accident
An experienced climber died Sunday when she fell about 30 feet off a climbing wall at a Grapevine, Texas, climbing gym. Police say the death was an unfortunate accident.
Friday, September, 20, 2013
Lawsuit: Girls Kicked Off Team Over Hazing Complaints
A family in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is suing the County Board of Education claiming their daughters were kicked off the Siegel High School girls' basketball team after complaining about being hazed.
Thursday, September, 19, 2013
Bronx Ice Center Will Have Billion Dollar Impact, Supporters Say
A converted armory in the Bronx will soon be home to the largest ice center of its kind in the world. The planned Kingsbridge National Ice Center will contain nine indoor ice rinks and a 50,000-square-foot community center.
Wednesday, September, 18, 2013
Middle School Football Player Dies From Ant Attack
Unfortunately, for the second day in a row, we are writing about the death of a youth football player. However, this one wasn't caused by a helmet-to-helmet hit or any other football-related injury.
Tuesday, September, 17, 2013
Helmet-to-Helmet Hit Results in Death of Prep Player
Damon Janes, a 16-year-old high school running back from Brocton, N.Y., died Monday after suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit in a game on Friday night.
Wednesday, September, 11, 2013
Never Forget: Tributes Continue 12 Years After 9/11
It was a beautiful, clear day and the school bus was running unusually late. That's when a neighborhood friend's mother drove by, offered us a ride to school and told us calmly that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center.
Monday, September, 09, 2013
Fan Falls to His Death at Candlestick Park
Amid the excitement of San Francisco's win over the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park Sunday, there was tragedy.
Monday, February, 10, 2014
Blog: Don't Let Sexual Orientation Define Sam
"I'm not afraid to tell the world who I am. I'm Michael Sam: I'm a college graduate. I'm African American, and I'm gay," he said. "I'm comfortable in my skin."
Friday, December, 13, 2013
RG3's Best Qualities Transcend Football
A man best known for his athletic accomplishments does his best work off the field.
Tuesday, October, 29, 2013
Blog: 9 Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Student-Athletes
A professor of mine in journalism school at Missouri once said (actually, he tweeted): "Social media is like a gun. Smart people will use it as a useful tool, not-so-smart people will shoot themselves in the foot with it."
Thursday, October, 10, 2013
Blog: The Wussification Has to Stop
First there were youth sports leagues that stopped keeping score for fear of someone having hurt feelings. Then there's the football league in California that does keep score, but penalizes the teams that win by too much. Now, it appears we've reached a level of softness even Charmin can't match.