Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
High School Quits League Over Slurs, Game Officiating
by Mike Lowe, Tom Chard May 2015
The Hyde School is pulling its boys' basketball team from competitive play with other Maine high schools after school officials said their students were subjected to racial taunts and questionable officiating in February's Western Class D championship game in Augusta.
Board Votes to Keep 'Indians,' But Community Divided
by Rachel Ohm, Staff Writer May 2015
The Skowhegan School Administrative District 54 board voted against changing the "Indians" nickname for its sports teams during a meeting Thursday night to decide an issue that has deeply divided the school community.
Columnist: Abuse Arrests Can Put NFL Teams in a Bind
by Tom Pelissero, USA TODAY Sports May 2015
Frank Clark's former coaches stood behind him. The female prosecutor handling his domestic violence case allowed him to plead down to a fourth-degree misdemeanor.
Marshall Boots Player Who Punched Kissing Gay Couple
by Derek Redd, Daily Mail sportswriter May 2015
Marshall University dismissed a senior football player Wednesday afternoon after he was accused of attacking two men he saw kissing along a Huntington street.
Editorial: Hazing Is Often Violent, Never Harmless
by In Our Opinion For the Deseret News May 2015
The filing of criminal charges against two former members of the Bountiful High School wrestling team in connection with a violent case of hazing gives evidence that such distressing practices continue to be a part of the culture of high school sports.
Track Coach Who Died at Meet Seen Cheering to the End
by Naples Daily News (Florida) May 2015
It was a beautiful weekend for track and field, the best weather since the FHSAA Championships were moved to Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida.
Columnist: NFL's Goodell Vigilant on Player Conduct
by Christine Brennan, firstname.lastname@example.org, USA TODAY Sports April 2015
For nearly eight months, since the emergence of the Ray Rice elevator video, the NFL has devoted an inordinate amount of time to issues of character and behavior among its current and future players.
HS Girls' Soccer Teams Play Game to Aid Fallen Peer
by Jane Ford-Stewart, email@example.com, Muskego-New Berlin Now April 2015
Stealing the ball and running the daylights out of the other team are the rule when the girls soccer teams of New Berlin West and Eisenhower meet on the field in their fierce rivalry.
Columnist: What Will It Take to Put an End to Hazing?
by Jay Evensen Deseret News April 2015
To casual observers, it's probably no surprise that the perpetrators now are receiving their own welcome to courtrooms, charged with various counts of sexual battery and hazing.
FSU Contacts NCAA After Winston Crab Legs Comment
by Tom D'Angelo Palm Beach Post April 2015
Florida State is in contact with the NCAA to determine if a violation occurred when Jameis Winston was cited for stealing crab legs from a Tallahassee supermarket a year ago.