Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
Vanderbilt Coach Threatens to 'Kill' Player, Apologizes
by Michael Gaio February 2015
Vanderbilt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings' team had just knocked off in-state rival Tennessee before his postgame outburst became the biggest story of the night.
U. of Idaho Coach Apologizes for Bench Behavior
by Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) February 2015
Video of University of Idaho men's basketball coach Don Verlin apparently berating an assistant coach on the bench during a game was a popular choice on the Internet last week.
Kansas State Fans Storm Court, Chaos Ensues
by Michael Gaio February 2015
Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum is nicknamed the “Octagon of Doom” and claims to have the largest student section in the Big 12. Monday night, that section spilled onto the court in a doomsday scene for players, coaches and fans.
School Apologizes for Team Photo with Doll on Cross
by Katlyn Smith firstname.lastname@example.org February 2015
After clinching the regional title, Woodstock High School's girls basketball team posed for a picture with a Barbie doll — their symbol of "girl power" — stuck over a crucifix at a Catholic school.
Manslaughter Plea Entered in Soccer Ref's Death
by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern February 2015
A recreational soccer player in Michigan who was charged with punching a referee and killing him during a game has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors. Bassel Saad will serve eight to 15 years in prison as part of the deal and will plead either guilty or no contest to involuntary manslaughter, according to his lawyer, Cyril Hall.
Student Punished for Post-Game Fight with Rival Player
by Justin Kmitch email@example.com February 2015
Indian Prairie Unit District 204 administrators say they believe they've identified the student involved in a Friday night fight that injured a South Elgin High School basketball player after an Upstate Eight Conference game in Aurora.
Blue Jackets Alumni, Staff Hit Ice for Pick-Up Games
by Shawn Mitchell, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH February 2015
Barely five minutes into a game at Nationwide Arena last month, the energy began to lag on the home bench.
Chicago Mayor Asked Little League to Reverse Decision
by Michael Sneed, Chicago Sun-Times February 2015
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has personally gone to bat to reverse Little League International's decision to strip the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars baseball team of their 2014 national championship.
Opinion: Adults Cheat Game, Kids by Skirting LL Rules
by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports February 2015
Jackie Robinson West lost its U.S. Little League title because a few selfish and underhanded adults decided to skirt the rules in hopes of gaining any kind of advantage they could. Yet it's the kids who are paying the price.
Local NAACP Asks High School to Nix Indian Mascot
by DOUG HARLOW Morning Sentinel February 2015
The president of the Greater Bangor Area NAACP has formally asked school officials in Skowhegan to stop using the Indian name and image as a mascot for sports teams.