I n the wake of several wood.
- by Michael Popke
- July 2010
Ex-Teacher, Athletic Trainer Gets Prison in Abuse Case A favorite Provo High teacher and athletic trainer was sentenced to at least eight years and up to life in prison for what a judge called a "calculated" effort to groom and sexually abuse a teenage girl. read more
Bill Seeks to Exempt Parks, Sports Venues from Gun Law Two Democratic lawmakers filed a bill Monday to exempt events held in public parks and major sports venues from the “guns-in-parks” law, passed by the Tennessee legislature this year to block cities and counties from banning handgun-carry permit holders from going armed in locally owned parks. read more
College Football Coaches Tackling Domestic Violence Each time a Colorado State position group meets with its coach, five or 10 minutes are devoted to what coach Mike Bobo calls "character ed" time. read more
With No Settlement, Judge Will Rule on Deflategate NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two. Everyone involved "tried quite hard" to reach a deal in the controversy that has hung over professional football since New England easily won the AFC title game in January, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said in federal court in Manhattan. read more
Player Abuse Probe Leads Illinois to Fire Football Coach Around noon on Friday, Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt received a text message in class that told him there would be a team meeting at 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. His first thoughts were that someone was getting in trouble. read more
Virginia Tech Scraps Plan to Fine Football Players Nearly as quickly as the Virginia Tech football team's idea of fining players as a disciplinary measure came, it went. The Hokies created a brief firestorm Wednesday night by saying they were looking into fining players, possibly from their cost of attendance stipend, as a form of punishment for frequent misbehavior in a variety of areas. read more
Prep Teams Try to Cope with Poor Washington Air It's hard to believe how a song written 82 years ago could possibly be relevant to the start of the 2015 high school football season. But it is. Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach penned "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" for their 1933 musical "Roberta," and the song was a No. 1 hit for The Platters in 1958. read more
Did Rutgers Coach Interfere with Player's Eligibility?
Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood could face suspension or firing because of alleged “impermissible contact” with a university employee regarding the academic eligibility of one of his players.read more