• Developing a Universal Code of Conduct for HS Sports Fans

    by Emily Attwood December 2016

    The repercussions of poor sportsmanship — whether it's on the part of coaches, athletes or fans — are taking their toll on high school sports. High school associations across the country started the academic year with referee shortages due to — among other factors — personal safety concerns.

  • Soccer Fan Calls Police over Field Fight

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    On Sunday night, a spectator of a local soccer game in Waukesha, Wis., called the authorities after witnessing a physical fight break out between the players of opposing teams, according to a police report.

  • Police Announce Charges in HS Baseball Hazing Case

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    In March of this year, the mother of one Cooper City, Fla., high school student reported an incident of hazing which occurred during a team road trip for a baseball tournament in Altamonte Springs.

  • Big Ten Hits Harbaugh With $10K Fine for Ref Comments

    by The Buffalo News November 2016

    Harbaugh said several times in his postgame press conference that he was "bitterly disappointed in the officiating." He also called the officiating "outrageous."

  • Coatesville Board Member Uses Racial Slur at Meeting

    by Kathy Boccella November 2016

    In the three years since it was rocked by racially charged text messages between the then-superintendent and athletic director, the Coatesville Area School District has strived to move past the scandal and the bitterness it spawned. Recently, that effort has not gone so well.

  • Columbia Suspends Vulgar-Texting Wrestlers for Year

    by Hannah Withiam November 2016

    Columbia's athletics department has decided to suspend members of the wrestling team who were responsible for sexually and racially offensive text messages from competition for the rest of the season and the 2016-17 academic year, according to a statement released Friday.

  • Sooners Coach Responds to Loss of Defensive Ends

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Tuesday, head coach Bob Stoops of Oklahoma University announced that star defensive end Charles Walker has left the team to pursue his NFL ambitions. This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that fellow defensive end Matt Dimon has also left the team. Both players were starters for the Sooners before suffering injuries on the field.

  • Columbia Suspends Wrestling Season to Investigate Group Chat

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    One week after the Harvard men’s soccer team’s “scouting report” was publicized and condemned by university officials, the Columbia University wrestling team finds itself at the hub of a similar scandal. The team has been called out by student journalists who gained access to private messages sent by the team using the app GroupMe which contained a sequence of racist, misogynistic and homophobic slurs.

  • District Letter Reveals Hazing On HS Football Team

    by Lee Filas and Joe Aguilar November 2016

    Lake Zurich High School football players were ordered by administrators to sign a student behavior agreement or be prohibited from playing the rest of the 2016 season after team members participated in "inappropriate activity" in the days before Saturday's playoff game.

  • HS Alleges Racial Slurs, Taunting at Playoff Game

    by Mark Gokavi November 2016

    Trotwood-Madison High School officials plan to speak to Wapakoneta administrators about alleged racial slurs, name-calling and Confederate flag waving during and after Saturday's playoff football game at Wapakoneta. The Rams won, 41-7, to advance to the Division III, Region 12 semifinals. Trotwood-Madison has knocked Wapakoneta out of the playoffs in three straight seasons, but this matchup included allegations of inappropriate behavior by some fans and/or students. "There were situations that were uncomfortable for our fans and our team and we're going to handle it between the schools," said Guy Fogle, Trotwood-Madison athletics director. "That's how our administration wants to handle it and it's one of those things that's unfortunate."