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  • Discrimination at Heart of Female Wrestling Lawsuit

    by Attorney John T. Wolohan March 2014

    The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states "No state shall... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." The Equal Protection Clause, however, does not require that all people be treated equally. In some cases, if the government can show a good reason to treat one group of people differently, the courts will allow such discrimination. It is therefore up to the courts to determine whether the government has a legally justifiable reason to treat one group differently from another group.

  • Blog: Every Athlete Deserves a Certified Athletic Trainer

    by Mike Hopper, Guest Contributor March 2014

    Youth sports injuries seem to continue to pile up. Unfortunately so do the fatalities. In recent years, we’ve heard about many football players who have died after suffering brain trauma. We’ve heard reports of athletes who have died of sudden cardiac death. And we’ve heard of athletes dying of heat illnesses such as exertional heat stroke or sickle cell anemia. In response to that, there have been significant regulations in the way of law or league policies for these various cases.

  • Transgender Students Allowed to Play, Homeschoolers Benched in Virginia

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    It was a big news week for high school athletes in Virginia.

  • Play Super Bowl Concussed? Most Players Say 'Yes'

    by Nick Daniels January 2014

    Most NFL players would do almost anything for a chance at a Super Bowl ring — including play with a serious injury.

    ESPN’s NFL Nation reported Monday 85 percent — or 272 of the 320 NFL players polled — said they would play in  the Super Bowl, even if they had a concussion.

  • Man Who Fell from 300 Deck in Buffalo Gets Stadium Ban

    by Paul Steinbach November 2013

    A fan who attempted to slide down the side railing of the 300 deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, only to topple backwards and land on a fan in the 200 level, has fallen out of favor with the hometown Bills. As a result of his actions Sunday, the fan has been banned from the stadium.

  • Football Coach Arrested for Vandalizing Own School

    by Paul Steinbach November 2013

    An assistant high school football coach's apparent ploy to fire up players before a big game resulted in his arrest Wednesday for vandalizing school property.

  • High School's 'Arab' Mascot Called Into Question

    by Michael Gaio November 2013

    UPDATE: In September 2014, the Coachella Valley School District board of trustees approved a decision to change the team name to "Mighty Arabs" and adopt a new logo.


     

    When it comes to nickname and mascot controversy, typically Native Americans and teams like the Indians and Redskins come to mind. But a Southern California high school's longstanding Arab mascot is at the center of its own controversy.

  • Cheerleaders, Teams Punished Over Impromptu Routine

    by Michael Gaio November 2013

    File this one under "lack of common sense." Two youth football teams in Florida - and their cheerleading squads - have been banned from their conference championship game for a reason that will only make you shake your head.

  • Youth Coach Plans Team Party at Hooters, Gets Fired

    by Michael Gaio November 2013

    Youth coaches get fired for all sorts of reasons. But this be might a new one: Randy Burbach, a middle school football coach in Oregon was fired for choosing to host his team's end-of-season party at Hooters.

  • Prep Coach Groped in Facebook Photo Gets Fired

    by Michael Gaio November 2013

    A picture of a man touching a woman's chest posted on Facebook has landed them both in trouble at work.