Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
Columnist: Hawks Owner More Scoundrel Than Racist
by DeWayne Wickham September 2014
The majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks is the latest member of professional sports' ruling class to stumble into the national spotlight.
Rutgers AD Apologizes for Fans' Sandusky-Related Pics
by Wire Reports September 2014
The Scarlet Knights, making their Big Ten debut, hosted the Nittany Lions on Saturday night, and photos began making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter before the game
Feds Probe Small-College Baseball Program over Hazing
by Mackenzie Mays, Staff Writer September 2014
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Davis & Elkins College after complaints arose regarding hazing and sexual harassment involving the school's baseball team.
Soccer League Debuts 'Respect the Game' Behavior Policy
by Arizona Daily Star September 2014
The vast Pima County Junior Soccer League, which has about 5,500 young players and more than 10,000 parents and family members, instituted a Respect the Game policy this year in which parental (and player) behavior is monitored.
Clemson Women's Soccer Team Faces Hazing Allegations
by Kerry Capps, Anderson Independent-Mail (South Carolina) September 2014
A former member of the Clemson women’s soccer team is suing head coach Eddie Radwanski, other staff members, administrators and former teammates for an alleged hazing incident that included “humiliating and demeaning acts” and caused significant physical injuries.
The Citadel AD Apologizes to FSU for Player's Comments
by J Hartsell September 2014
The Citadel athletic director Jim Senter has sent an e-mail of apology to Florida State regarding controversial comments made by a Bulldogs lineman after a 37-12 loss to the top-ranked Seminoles last Saturday.
Sterling Attorney: Racial Speech Common in NBA
by Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports September 2014
An attorney for former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling predicts even more casualties will result from the new racial speech standard set by the NBA against his client.
Man Enters Locker Room, Threatens Life of Prep Coach
by Beatriz Alvarado September 2014
A man was arrested after he barged into a high school locker room and threatened to kill the head football coach and his wife for not allowing his younger brother to play for another team, according to a police report.
Opinion: Hawks Owner Acknowledged That Racism Exists
by Dianne Williamson September 2014
Let's call a timeout on Bruce Levenson's self-flagellation tour to pose some questions about this latest race-based "scandal" of the National Basketball Association. First, if someone acknowledges that racism exists, does that make him a racist?
National Program Targets HS Hazing, 'Full-Scale Culture Change'
by Claudia Rowe September 2014
As an eager, if nervous, ninth-grader, Anya Meleshuk allowed several older girls to blindfold her one afternoon, put her in a car and drive her to a park where she was told to “propose” to a stranger. Later, dressed in fairy wings, she downed a dozen flavors of ice cream while her friends watched, and went home afterward feeling as if she had been accepted, initiated into Garfield High School, where such “froshing” has a long history.