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  • School Official Seeks Mercy Rule for Prep Basketball

    by Ryan Bakken, Forum News Service March 2015

    William Shakespeare wrote: “The quality of mercy is not strained; it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath.” Jay Townsend, the school superintendent at Fairmount in North Dakota’s southeastern corner, agrees with England’s bard of centuries ago.

  • At Every Level of Sport, Tanking Raises Moral Questions

    by Tim Graham / News Sports reporter March 2015

    These are confusing times for Buffalo Sabres fans. "Tankers" have been cheering for the opponent while claiming Sabres loyalty. Losing to win is the progressive spirit, they declare, a nouveau fandom to be embraced for a potential payoff down the road.

  • Bullying Scandal: Ex-Athletic Trainer Sues Dolphins

    by By Hal Habib and Jane Musgrave, Palm Beach Post Staff Writers March 2015

    Former trainer Kevin O'Neill, who is suing the Dolphins over his firing a year ago, has been unable to find work not only on the NFL and college level, but even on the high school level, his attorney said Tuesday.

  • High School Apologizes for Taunts at Boeheim Daughter

    by From staff and wire reports March 2015

    A New York-area high school has apologized for taunts its students aimed at the daughter of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim during the girls state tournament semifinals.

  • Instagram Video: Ex-Player Burns Miami Flag, Bridges

    by Matt Porter, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer March 2015

    Alex Figueroa, the dismissed UM linebacker, has a new opportunity. He began classes Monday at Garden City (Kan.) Community College and will join the football team, coach Jeff Sims confirmed to the Post.

  • Athlete Kicked Off Team for Vulgar Mo'ne Davis Tweet

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    A baseball player for Bloomsburg University was kicked off the team following an offensive tweet he posted about Mo’ne Davis, breakout star of the Little League World Series. 

    Joey Casselberry, a first baseman for the team, was responsible for the vulgar message and has since deleted his Twitter account where the tweet was posted. 

  • Parents Split on Coach; School District to Investigate

    by RICK WILLS March 2015

    The Butler Area School District has hired a lawyer to investigate the behavior of the girls' high school basketball coach toward her players, a school board member said.

  • Lancaster Schools to Retire 'Redskins' Mascot Quietly

    by Karen Robinson News Staff Reporter March 2015

    Calm prevailed Tuesday in the Lancaster School District, the day after the School Board voted to stop using the "Redskins" name before a raucous, emotionally charged crowd of 700 where some jeered and turned their backs and others gave a standing ovation.

  • Cheer Title Changes Hands After Act of Sportsmanship

    by Bill Porter Valley News Sports Editor March 2015

    What Sunapee did on Tuesday, just hours after learning for sure that it didn't win the Division IV state high school spirit championship, after having been told at the end of Sunday's competition that it had won, will never be forgotten.

  • Two More Teams Join Boycott of 'Redskins' Lacrosse

    by Karen Robinson News Staff Reporter March 2015

    Niagara Wheatfield Central School District has joined two other districts in boycotting nonleague lacrosse games against Lancaster Central School, currently embroiled in a debate over whether to keep its controversial Redskins mascot.