Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
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.
FSU Pulling Offer to Recruit Linked to Gym Mat Death
by Christian Boone; Staff February 2015
Florida State is likely to withdraw its scholarship offer to Brian Bell, a star linebacker out of Lowndes High School whose name surfaced in a federal probe of a classmate's controversial death, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution learned.
Melee After Prep Basketball Game Investigated
by Geoff Fox, Tribune staff February 2015
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is investigating a melee involving about 100 people that erupted after a basketball game Friday night between Wiregrass Ranch High School and rival Wesley Chapel High.
Detroit Prep Team Wins Basketball Game 80-0
by Michael Gaio January 2015
It's a score that will make you look twice and no, it's not a typo. The girls basketball team from Detroit area powerhouse Cass Tech beat Detroit Osborn 80-0 in a playoff game Wednesday night.
Lessons for NFL in 2004 Clemson-USC Brawl
by Gene Sapakoff January 2015
The 2004 Brawl a football slugfest that marred the Tigers 29-7 victory over the Gamecocks at Death Valley didn't have a chance to stain reputations because school officials quickly administered strong penalties.
Prep Hoops Coach Resigns, Players Suspended
by Nick Sambides Jr. BDN Staff January 2015
The actions come in the wake of complaints about unsportsmanlike tactics during a Mattanawcook Academy boys basketball game against Houlton High School on Friday night, according to a school official.
Fan Disturbances Force Prep Basketball Rescheduling
by Marc Pendleton January 2015
Most of the remaining City League boys high school basketball games are being moved to Sunday afternoons - starting Feb. 1 - in the aftermath of several disturbances among fans at some of the Friday night games.
Brawling Prep Basketball Teams Get Fines, Probation
by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel January 2015
The Maryville and William Blount high school basketball programs were placed on two years probation and fined $1,500 apiece for a fight during a game last week at William Blount High School.