• 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 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 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.

  • Knicks Owner Rips 72-Year-Old Fan in Email Reply

    by and MARC BERMAN and LEONARD GREENE February 2015

    As if this season wasn't embarrassing enough, Knicks owner James Dolan showed his thin skin, tearing into an lifelong 72-year-old fan who criticized Dolan and his dreadful team in an e-mail. Instead of taking the much deserved critique in stride about a club that is 10-41, the eccentric team owner responded last month with the email equivalent of a flagrant foul, going as far as accusing the fan of being an alcoholic. "Start rooting for the Nets because the Knicks don't want you," Dolan wrote in the email to Irving Bierman.