Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
Brady’s Suspension Overturned, Available for Week One
by Jason Scott September 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had his four-game suspension over the “Deflategate” controversy overturned by a U.S. district judge.
Columnist: BYU's Silence on Miami Brawl Irresponsible
by Gordon Monson Tribune Columnist September 2015
When BYU decided to no longer discuss honor code violations, choosing instead to keep those violations private, it was a great move.
Kansas State Students Take Sportsmanship Pledge
by Kellis Robinett The Kansas City Star September 2015
Before Kansas State students can pick up their tickets to home sporting events this year, they have to sign a sportsmanship pledge in which they promise to “refrain from using profanity and inappropriate chants” and to “show respect for all participating student-athletes, coaches, fans and officials.”
Administrator Seeks Officers' Help After Confrontation
by Dan Casey email@example.com 981-3423 September 2015
Today, we have a glimpse into the politics surrounding small-town high school athletics. It involves a school superintendent, an upset parent and some cross country and track coaches.
With No Settlement, Judge Will Rule on Deflategate
by Wire services September 2015
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two. Everyone involved "tried quite hard" to reach a deal in the controversy that has hung over professional football since New England easily won the AFC title game in January, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said in federal court in Manhattan.
Volunteers Sought to Draft School's Conduct Code
by Matt Hongoltz-Hetling September 2015
Hartford -- Superintendent Tom DeBalsi has asked for volunteers to serve on a committee that would help draft a code of conduct for coaches, student athletes, parents and spectators at the Hartford School District's athletic events. During a School Board meeting last week, DeBalsi acknowledged it is an unusual way to draft a policy, but said theresult will have an effect on an unusually broad group of stakeholders. "This issue to me is a bigger issue," he said. "It's a community issue that needs to be addressed by the community."
Changing Team Cultures, One School at a Time
by Nicole Auerbach, @NicoleAuerbach, USA TODAY Sports August 2015
It often takes something approaching a catastrophe for a college football program to call Kathy Redmond Brown.
Team Got Big Donations Before Stripped of LL Title
by Chris Fusco August 2015
Jackie Robinson West took in at least $324,000 in donations before Little League International stripped the Chicago team of its 2014 U.S. title - money that's enabled the organization to build more than $200,000 in cash reserves, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
Will Player Fights Bring End to Joint NFL Practices?
by Nate Davis, @ByNateDavis August 2015
Joint practices have become an NFL training camp staple in recent years. Yet are their inherent drawbacks eclipsing the benefits they provide?
Gay Athletes Benefit When Coaches Foster Inclusion
by Erik Brady and Scott Gleeson August 2015
Cyd Zeigler is among those who think coaches should be proactive in rooting out homophobic language in locker rooms and on fields of play and that too many coaches tolerate such comments unless they know they have gay or lesbian players on their teams.