• ACC Commish: Boeheim Earned Ejection, Nothing More

    by The Virginian-Pilot Edition February 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. | ACC commissioner John Swofford agrees that Jim Boeheim should have been ejected after storming onto the court to protest a charging call, but the Syracuse coach won't be disciplined by the league. While noting that the charge was a "judgment call," Swofford wouldn't say whether referee Tony Greene got it right when he whistled C.J. Fair late in the Orange's 66-60 loss Saturday night at Duke. "We don't second-guess judgment calls that officials give. They have to make them all of the time," Swofford said Monday. "That's probably the toughest call in basketball to make, even with the way it's changed."

  • Dolphins Owner Backs Bills Seeking Sports Culture Shift

    by Andrew Abramson, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer February 2014

    Ross, a Manhattan-based real-estate magnate, has teamed up with New York University on a series of initiatives that would attempt to stem racism, intolerance and homophobia in locker rooms at all levels, beginning with youth sports.

  • Handshake Lines, Flying Objects Mulled After Scuffle

    by Geoff Grammer, Journal Staff Writer February 2014

    The University of New Mexico and the Mountain West Conference on Monday were working to determine disciplinary action against one fan and still trying to identify another fan who threw objects at San Diego State players on Saturday night after the Lobos knocked off the then-No. 6 Aztecs in a sold-out Pit. And Lobos coach Craig Neal on Saturday night spoke out against the longtime tradition of having two teams shake hands after a game. There was some pushing during the handshake line following Saturday's game, and the two teams were quickly separated.

  • Harmless Hazing: NBA Rookie's Car Filled with Popcorn

    by Aaron Falk, The Salt Lake Tribune February 2014

    It's not all glamour for the NBA's rookies. The new guys have to suffer a few indignities along the way. This season, the Utah Jazz's newcomers have been subjected to a variety of rookie hazing, consisting of mandatory manicures, pink backpacks that must be carried around, post-practice cleanup duties and having to bring doughnuts for the veterans.

  • NFL to Consider 15-Yard Penalty, Ejection for N-Word Use

    by Super User February 2014

    John Wooten said Saturday he anticipates the league's competition committee will enact the rule at next month's owners' meeting.

  • Target School in Wrestling Photo: 'A Teachable Moment'

    by Phil Anastasia February 2014

    The coach in Paul Morina hated this week. The educator in him loved it. The coach hated how his Paulsboro wrestling team was forced to deal with the dreaded "D" word in the days before the opening of the individual state tournament.

  • Bill Would Make Assault on Refs a Serious Misdemeanor

    by Erin Murphy TH staff writer February 2014

    You might think the referee is blind, but if you get so upset that you assault him or her, you could face serious charges in Iowa.

  • Wrestling Dummy Lynching Photo Brings Racism Claims

    by By Angelo Fichera; Inquirer Staff Writer February 2014

    A photo of students from a North Jersey high school depicting the lynching of a practice dummy wearing a Paulsboro wrestling T-shirt has gone viral, invoking claims of racism.

  • Survey: 1 in 6 NFL Teams Shows Any Interest in Incognito

    by Jarrett Bell, February 2014

    Richie Incognito has tweeted his apologies and declared his intent to get back to work. He also needs a reality check.

  • IHSA Recognizes School's Aid to Tornado-Ravaged Rival

    by Alissa Groeninger, Staff Writer February 2014

    The Sacred Heart-Griffin High School community is being recognized for its efforts to help an opponent. On Nov. 17, a deadly tornado devastated the town of Washington. Less than a week later, Washington High School and SHG were scheduled to play the Class 5A playoff semifinal. More than 15 Washington football players lost their homes or were displaced. About eight "lost everything," coach Darrell Crouch said. But the team wanted to play.