• Eligibility Hearing Reinstates Ref-Hitting Rojas

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    On Tuesday, Victor Rojas, suspended from John Jay (San Antonio) in 2015 for attacking a game official on-field, was reinstated as an eligible participant in competitive sports for the 2017-18 school year by the University Interscholastic League.

  • HS Coaches, AD Resign Amid Hazing Allegations

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Head football coach David Proffitt of Lake Zurich (Ill.) High School added his letter of resignation to those of athletic director Rolando Vazquez and assistant coach Chad Beaver shortly after the first two resignations were accepted by district board members at a meeting on Thursday.

  • More Men’s Teams Suspended for Online Commentary

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    The Princeton men’s swimming and diving team and the men’s soccer team at Washington University in St. Louis have joined the ranks of men’s teams facing suspension after reports were made alleging their participation in public comments and actions of a sexist or racist nature.

  • U. of Minnesota FB Team Boycotts Bowl Game

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    On Thursday night, University of Minnesota football players came together as a team in support of 10 suspended teammates who are facing a Title IX investigation into an alleged rape.

  • Opinion: Rude Chants at HS Games Must Be Stopped

    by Aaron Carter December 2016

    I don't have children yet, but I do have an athletic teenage niece whom I love dearly. And if she was ever subjected to the chants I heard the evening of Dec. 3 during St. Joseph's Prep's PIAA 6A football semifinal victory over North Penn at Northeast High, I hope someone - anyone - would put an end to such reprehensible behavior, which included body-shaming and a reference to a sexual act. The first chant came after North Penn's second touchdown, which occurred with five minutes left in the third quarter as the Knights' junior kicker, Kelly Macnamara, went onto the field for the extra point.

  • Opinion: Louisville AD Should Understand Cheating

    by Tim Sullivan December 2016

    There's not a smidgen of shame nor a note of apology in the tone-deaf statement issued in Tom Jurich's name Wednesday. Instead, we get a news release crafted to convey that there's nothing of significance to see here.

  • New MLB Rules Ban 'Insensitive' Pranks on Rookies

    by The Associated Press December 2016

    Major League Baseball created an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that prohibits “requiring, coercing or encouraging” players to wear "costumes that may be offensive to individuals based on their race, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or other characteristic.”

  • Developing a Universal Code of Conduct for HS Sports Fans

    by Emily Attwood December 2016

    The repercussions of poor sportsmanship — whether it's on the part of coaches, athletes or fans — are taking their toll on high school sports. High school associations across the country started the academic year with referee shortages due to — among other factors — personal safety concerns.

  • Soccer Fan Calls Police over Field Fight

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    On Sunday night, a spectator of a local soccer game in Waukesha, Wis., called the authorities after witnessing a physical fight break out between the players of opposing teams, according to a police report.

  • Police Announce Charges in HS Baseball Hazing Case

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    In March of this year, the mother of one Cooper City, Fla., high school student reported an incident of hazing which occurred during a team road trip for a baseball tournament in Altamonte Springs.