• Schools Move Football Up to Avoid Halloween Issues

    by Chris Thomas, Knoxvielle News-Sentinel October 2014

    Halloween won’t interfere with high school football on Friday night as it might have originally. Numerous schools in East Tennessee and across the state have moved their regular-season finales to Thursday to avoid a conflict and in some cases help the gate receipts.

  • Superintendent, D.A. Brief Central Bucks West Parents

    by Ben Finley and Chris Palmer; Inquirer Staff Writers October 2014

    Parents of Central Bucks High School West football players expressed a variety of emotions Monday night during a private meeting with the school district's superintendent and the Bucks County district attorney, the first time officials have met with parents since the district canceled the rest of the football season over allegations of hazing.

  • Buffalo Schools Assemble Pro Lineup to Review Athletics

    by Sandra Tan News Staff Reporter October 2014

    The Buffalo School Board empaneled the task force last week and asked the members to review the district's various sports offerings and make recommendations to elevate the city's sports offerings and give more students the chance to participate.

  • Hazing Ends Legendary Prep Football Program's Season

    by Kathy Boccella, Chris Palmer, and Ben Finley; Inquirer Staff Writers October 2014

    The Central Bucks School District on Thursday canceled the rest of the football season at Central Bucks West High School after it said it learned that players had subjected rookies to "humiliating" hazing in a preseason initiation.

  • Lawmaker Targets Reinstated Coach in Watermelon-Gate

    by Amanda Kerr, Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) October 2014

    Less than 24 hours after Academic Magnet High School head football coach Bud Walpole got his job back, a state lawmaker and Bonds-Wilson Alumni Association members called for the suspension and possible firing of Walpole and his assistant coaches over what some considered a racially offensive post-game watermelon ritual.

  • Volleyball Coaches Concerned About State Tourney Site

    by John Varlas 901-529-2350 October 2014

    The AAA state volleyball tournament gets under way Wednesday at Siegel High in Murfreesboro, and some coaches around the state aren't happy with the choice of location.

  • Attorney: School Not Liable for Naked Alum on Road Trip

    by Jamie Satterfield 865-342-6308 October 2014

    The father of a 15-year-old Chuckey-Doak High School wrestler is seeking in the February incident at a Days Inn pool, in which a 20-year-old former wrestler got naked in front of athletes.

  • Sayreville Suspends Five Coaches Over Hazing Scandal

    by Michael Boren October 2014

    SAYREVILLE, N.J. - In front of a crowd that demanded answers and, at times, slammed district officials for their handling of a high school football hazing scandal, the Sayreville Board of Education voted Tuesday night to approve the suspension of football coach George Najjar and four others. The decision came amid an outpouring of support for Najjar and criticism of the board by a volunteer coach, who said the board had "failed."

  • Opinion: District Flunks Watermelon-Gate Logic Test

    by Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) October 2014

    The scene from a Charleston County School District investigation that cost too much time and Bud Walpole s job took place inside a closed-door Academic Magnet High School classroom last Thursday, according to a student involved. CCSD investigator: Did you fondle the watermelon? Academic Magnet High School football player: Did you just say ... fondle?

  • Yoga Finds New Followers Among High School Students

    by Ann Marie Somma, The NewsTimes October 2014

    Jessica Smith doesn’t stress out before her English class. Instead, she stands tall and stretches into the warrior pose, connecting herself with the planet’s energy. And she breathes deeply.