• UNM Cup-Thrower Sorry, Will 'Cheer Loudly from Home'

    by Geoff Grammer Journal Staff Writer March 2014

    The University of New Mexico Lobo fan who threw a cup at a San Diego State player after a Feb. 22 game in the Pit said in a statement to the Journal he was sorry for his actions and hoped fans would realize "it was a one-time incident."

  • Home-School Students Learn Teamwork Through Sports

    by T.J. Holmes March 2014

    On the day of a big swim meet held midweek, Austin Avery doesn’t have to go to school. As a 17-year-old home-schooled senior at American Christian Academy, a private school based out of Anderson that offers independent study, Avery has the flexibility in his schedule to pursue what he wants, when he wants. Swimming for ACA has offered him an outlet between in-home studies and taking classes at Shasta College as well as competing against public school athletes.

  • South Carolina Coach Apologizes for Profane Outburst

    by March 2014

    For 23 hours, 59 minutes and 48 seconds each day, South Carolina men s basketball coach Frank Martin feels pretty good about himself as a person.

  • Facing 8th OT, Coaches Agree to Share State Hockey Title

    by Robert Rozboril March 2014

    After seven overtime periods, hockey coaches from St. Ignatius and Sylvania Northview agreed to share the state title as the OHSAA final ended in a 1-1 tie on Saturday at Nationwide Arena.

  • Cup-Thrower Banned from UNM Sports Through 2014-15

    by Geoff Grammer Journal Staff Writer March 2014

    Athletic director Paul Krebs said the length of the ban was "mutually agreed upon" between the offending fan and the school.

  • Opinion: 'Old White Guy' Just Says No to Use of N-Word

    by Jeff Schultz; Staff March 2014

    I'm at the opposite end of the race and generational spectrum from young African-Americans. So if I've hesitated to quickly criticize young black athletes for their outrage over the NFL's intent to legislate the "N" word out of the game, that's why. But after two weeks of hearing the arguments, I'm done listening.

  • WAC Suspends Two Players Involved in Post-Game Brawl

    by Super User March 2014

    A wild postgame brawl following a contentious game between Utah Valley and New Mexico State highlighted the risks when fans and players collide. The Western Athletic Conference suspended New Mexico State junior guard K.C. Ross-Miller for two games and senior forward Renaldo Dixon for one for violating the league's sportsmanship policy following its review of the melee Thursday night in Orem, Utah. Ross-Miller hurled the ball at Utah Valley's Holton Hunsaker seconds after the Wolverines' 66-61 victory over the Aggies. The ball hit Hunsaker - the son of Utah Valley coach Dick Hunsaker - in the leg. Some of the fans who stormed the court following the victory got caught up in the chaos and punches were thrown.

  • Anti-Bullying Law Would Impact Florida High Schools

    by FRANK CERABINO; Cox Newspapers March 2014

    Bullying has become an issue in Florida because Jonathan Martin, who played high school and college football in California, claimed that his fellow Dolphins lineman, Richie Incognito, who played high school football in Arizona and college football in Nebraska, bullied him in the locker room after they had become professional football players in Miami.

  • Fans, Players, Coaches Caught in Court-Storming Melee

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    It's a situation any administrator or facilities professional dreads: a court-storming gone wrong. And that's exactly what happened Thursday night in Orem, Utah, after Utah Valley knocked off New Mexico State to remain atop the standings in the Western Athletic Conference.

  • Incognito's Swings: OL Admits to Smashing Car with Bat

    by By Hal Habib Palm Beach Post Staff Writer February 2014

    It was not known what triggered the outburst in Incognito, whose emotional swings have been displayed via Twitter, although he now appears to be on hiatus from tweeting.