Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
U. of Utah, Northern Ute Tribe Ink Formal Nickname Pact
by Super User April 2014
After five years without a formal agreement in place, the Northern Ute Indian Tribe and the University of Utah inked a new deal Tuesday that will allow the school's sports team to continue using the name Utes.
Bloody Baseball Collision Brings Out Best in Host School
by Ward Gossett April 2014
The injured mouth and dental repair for one player and the staples in the head of another eventually will be forgotten, but Arts & Sciences baseball coaches, players, administrators and fans never will forget the heart-felt hospitality and sympathy extended by host Marion County after two Patriots players collided during a game last week. "I've never seen anything like it," CSAS coach Rik Hermann said.
In Utah, Prep Soccer Assault, Ejections Raise Red Flag
by Amy Donaldson, Deseret News March 2014
By Amy Donaldson Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY - An alarming number of ejections from boys high school soccer games this spring became a frightening reality for two schools last week when a fight during a game put one boy in the hospital and another in jail. In just the first three weeks of high school soccer competition in Utah, 51 boys and coaches have already been ejected from games. Clearfield High's Suzy Jensen and Highland High's Paul Schulte were among the principals who discussed the troubling number of ejections at a recent monthly meeting of Region 6 principals. Then just days later on March 25, Jensen and Schulte found themselves dealing with the issue in the form of a scary, sobering situation seldom seen in local prep sports. During that Tuesday afternoon game between Highland and Clearfield, a fight broke out. A Clearfield player was beaten so badly during the fight that his eye was swollen shut and he was diagnosed with a concussion, Jensen said. As of Friday, he had not returned to school.
Teens Sent to Shock Camp Following Assault on AD
by Thomas J. Prohaska, News Niagara Reporter March 2014
LOCKPORT - Two teenagers who punched the Lockport High School athletic director and a monitor while being thrown out of the school gym during a Dec. 3 basketball scrimmage received identical sentences Friday.
No Fun League: Rare Crossbar Dunk Celebrations Banned
by Bart Hubbuch March 2014
OWNERS MEETINGS ORLANDO, Fla. - The No Fun League strikes again. Much to the dismay of players and fans alike, the owners sprung a surprise Tuesday by voting to ban dunking the ball over the crossbar as a post-touchdown celebration.
Player of Year Award Stripped Following Obscene Tweet
by Ian Clark March 2014
The New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Organization announced Saturday that Pembroke Academy senior Pat Welch has been stripped of the Division II Player of the Year Award. NHBCO president Gary Noyes confirmed that the award had been rescinded due to an obscene tweet that Welch sent out via Twitter shortly after Pembroke defeated Portsmouth for the NHIAA Division II title on March 15.
Prep Basketball Players Face Different Bullying Charges
by Eric Lyttle, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH March 2014
Dateline: NEWARK, Ohio Two senior members of Heath High School's basketball team were charged with bullying-related crimes yesterday. Evan Barrett, 18, of 698 Radian Dr. in Heath, was charged with a delinquency count of abduction, a third-degree felony. The incidents occurred while he was minor, authorities said.
City Battles Gang Violence with Basketball League
by Rich Scinto, email@example.com@rscinto_nhr on Twitter March 2014
The league started after members of the Police Department approached New Haven Family Alliance street outreach workers and other groups about ways to reduce violence in the eastern side of the city.
Iowa Coach With Ill Son Thankful for Opponents' Hugs
by Ben Frederickson March 2014
Wednesday’s NCAA tournament First Four game between Tennessee and Iowa presented a rare situation, a tough one that was handled with grace.
HS Wrestler Loses, Hugs Opponent's Cancer-Fighting Dad
by Super User March 2014
A Minnesota high school wrestler won over the crowd with a hug that came away from the mat - and after a loss.