RECENT ARTICLES
  • Opinion: 'Tebow' Laws Troubling for Home Schooling

    by Robert Holland March 2015

    The specter of potential Tebows being victimized and sidelined forever by denial of equal access for home-schoolers to government schooling’s perks has helped advocates in 30 states shatter this supposed barrier to shared athletic glory and potential riches.

  • WIAA Mulls New Rules for Coaches' Off-Season Contact

    by MARK STEWART, mstewart@journalsentinel.com Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 2015

    The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association's annual meeting, already expected to be a battleground on the issue of competitive equality, also will give administrators in the state a chance to weigh in on a couple of topics that have come up over the years:

  • Lancaster District Has Tried to Phase Out 'Redskins'

    by Jay Rey, The Buffalo News March 2015

    The little Akron school district - where one in 10 students is Native American - made a big statement Friday when it decided to boycott an upcoming lacrosse game as a stand against Lancaster's use of the nickname "Redskins." In fact, it motivated another local district to do the same.

  • Prep Team Reinstated in Playoffs After Jersey Violation

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    A California high school girls’ basketball team that was forced to forfeit a win after a jersey violation has been reinstated in the playoffs after winning an appeal. 

  • Redskins' Lacrosse Rival Mulls Boycott Over Mascot

    by Karen Robinson NEWS STAFF REPORTER March 2015

    As Lancaster debates whether the school district's sports teams should continue to remain the "Redskins," the lacrosse team at a neighboring school - where one out of 10 students is Native American - is considering boycotting an upcoming game between the schools.

  • School Fires Dynastic Hall of Fame Coaching Pioneer

    by Tim Graham News Sports Reporter March 2015

    Sister Maria Pares, a local pioneer in women's sports who defied society's expectations and built a basketball dynasty at Sacred Heart Academy, has coached her last game.

  • Forum Set for $27M Athletics Overhaul Proposal

    by Jay Rey; News Staff Reporter March 2015

    Taxpayers in the Williamsville Central School District will get their chance Thursday to ask questions and air concerns about a $27 million plan to overhaul the athletic complexes at Williamsville North, South and East high schools.

  • Opinion: Youth Specialization Killing the 'Great Athlete'

    by Milo F. Bryant, Special to The Gazette March 2015

    Early specialization among our young sports enthusiasts is bordering on an epidemic. Call it the systematic killing of the great athlete. And we are the culprits.

  • High School's 'Redskins' Mascot Forum Draws Hundreds

    by Karen Robinson and Barbara O'Brien March 2015

    The dividing line in the Redskins mascot debate in Lancaster on Tuesday night was sharply drawn and clearly visible at a community forum at Lancaster High School, which has been home of the Redskins for nearly 70 years.

  • School District, Coaches Face Civil Suit in Hazing Case

    by SCOTT SANDLIN JOURNAL STAFF WRITER March 2015

    A civil lawsuit against Raton School District and coaches whose alleged inattention allowed the hazing to take place is just getting underway in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.