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  • Big Foot May Cost Prep Football Player His Season

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    Connor Duffy, a junior tackle for Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich Township, N.J., stands 6-feet, 8-inches tall, weighs 300 pounds and wears a size 22 shoe. That's the problem: Duffy, his parents and coach Tony Barchuk can't seem to find cleats that fit.

  • Quinnipiac Will Keep Women's Volleyball, Cheer

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    Following a court order to bring its athletics programs into compliance with federal gender-equity requirements, Quinnipiac University plans to keep its women's volleyball team and its competitive cheer squad. Under a plan filed in federal court on Wednesday, the university also proposed adding women's golf and rugby teams to provide more athletic opportunities for female students.

  • 2010 World Cup Leaves Behind Environmental Legacy

    by Andrew Cohen July 2010

    Soccer's biggest event may have heightened awareness of important advances to aid the African continent.

  • Heavy Metal: NFHS Bans Composite Bats

    by Michael Popke July 2010

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  • College Coaches Still Lack Title IX Knowledge

    by Paul Steinbach July 2010

    The landmark law is pushing 40, but how it works (and is working) remains a mystery to many.

  • Criminals Continue to Try to Elude Background Checks and Coach Youth Sports

    by Nicholas Brown July 2010

    Criminals continue to try to coach youth sports, putting children and recreation providers at risk.

  • Title IX Assists Hazed High School Student-Athlete

    by Joelle Hopf & John T. Wolohan June 2010

    State law scuttles a hazing-related lawsuit, but Title IX comes to an abused teen's rescue.

  • High School Administrators Move Ahead with Policies for Transgender Student-Athletes

    by Michael Popke May 2010

    Citing inclusivity, administrators are moving ahead with policies for transgender student-athletes.

  • The Longer Arm of the Law

    by Paul Steinbach May 2010

    An unarmed teenager bolted into the outfield at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia last night. Fans hooted as he managed briefly to outrun a lone police officer and several uniformed event security personnel. But ultimately the long arm of the law was made longer by a Taser - its incapacitating shockwaves dropping the trespasser to the turf, where he lay motionless for a full 30 seconds. By then, many among the Philly faithful had begun booing.



    Tasers have been used with increasing frequency to control crowds at professional and college sports venues on down to high school athletic events. Today, Philadelphia police defended the deployment of a Taser in apprehending the teen, even though he was outnumbered and his arrest appeared imminent.

    Put yourself in a seat at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night. Are you cheering or jeering the use of a Taser in this instance?

    UPDATE: Fans running onto the field in Philadelphia are getting older, if not wiser, but one wonders if Citizens Bank Park security personnel have learned something this week.

    A 34-year-old Phillies fan gained access to the field Tuesday, one night after a 17-year-old was tasered to the outfield turf by a police officer. The latest trespasser was apprehended without use of a Taser.

  • Technology Advances Complicate Cell Phone, iPod Usage in Locker Rooms

    by Nicholas Brown April 2010

    Technological advancements in handheld personal devices complicate usage policies for the locker room and beyond.