Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
The Citadel AD Apologizes to FSU for Player's Comments
by J Hartsell September 2014
The Citadel athletic director Jim Senter has sent an e-mail of apology to Florida State regarding controversial comments made by a Bulldogs lineman after a 37-12 loss to the top-ranked Seminoles last Saturday.
Sterling Attorney: Racial Speech Common in NBA
by Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports September 2014
An attorney for former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling predicts even more casualties will result from the new racial speech standard set by the NBA against his client.
Man Enters Locker Room, Threatens Life of Prep Coach
by Beatriz Alvarado September 2014
A man was arrested after he barged into a high school locker room and threatened to kill the head football coach and his wife for not allowing his younger brother to play for another team, according to a police report.
Opinion: Hawks Owner Acknowledged That Racism Exists
by Dianne Williamson September 2014
Let's call a timeout on Bruce Levenson's self-flagellation tour to pose some questions about this latest race-based "scandal" of the National Basketball Association. First, if someone acknowledges that racism exists, does that make him a racist?
National Program Targets HS Hazing, 'Full-Scale Culture Change'
by Claudia Rowe September 2014
As an eager, if nervous, ninth-grader, Anya Meleshuk allowed several older girls to blindfold her one afternoon, put her in a car and drive her to a park where she was told to “propose” to a stranger. Later, dressed in fairy wings, she downed a dozen flavors of ice cream while her friends watched, and went home afterward feeling as if she had been accepted, initiated into Garfield High School, where such “froshing” has a long history.
Details Emerge in HS Football False Imprisonment Case
by Cindy Von Quednow firstname.lastname@example.org September 2014
Ventura police said last week they have cited and released four high school students in connection with the handcuffing of a 17-year-old football player in a high school locker room.
Appeals Court Upholds UNC Decision to Ban Fan
by Laura Oleniacz, email@example.com September 2014
The court has found that university officials did not misuse their power or violate a fan's First Amendment rights when they banned him from university athletics events for harassing players and staff.
NMAA Probing 'Horrible' Player-on-Player Soccer Attack
by JAMES YODICE AND MARK SMITH JOURNAL STAFF WRITERS September 2014
A La Cueva High School boys soccer player went to urgent care and was held out of practice this week after a Highland High player punched and kicked him during a game last weekend.
California High School Retires Devisive Arab Mascot
by The Associated Press September 2014
A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot. The bearded, snarling mascot with a large hooked nose who wears a headscarf did not appear at Coachella Valley High School's season-opening football game Friday. A belly-dancing genie that often appears with the mascot during halftime also was retired.
USC Player Admits Making Up Drowning Rescue Story
by Tess Quinlan, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw said he sprained both ankles while rescuing his 7-year-old nephew from a pool Saturday, admitted Wednesday that he made up the entire story.