• Columnist: Little Leaguers Experiencing Ugly Side of Fame

    by MARY MITCHELL December 2014

    Headlines that once declared the talented boys of Jackie Robinson West "champs," were calling them "cheats."

  • Georgetown Takes Calculated 'I Can't Breathe' Stand

    by David Daniels, THE WASHINGTON TIMES December 2014

    Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson III takes the teaching aspect of his job description seriously. His team had wrestled with emotions since it watched from the Bahamas on Nov. 24 as a St. Louis County grand jury refused to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.

  • Opinion: Athletes Can Take a Stand, Just Not Racism?

    by Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES December 2014

    A series of recent public service announcements about domestic violence and sexual assault features celebrities as well as current and former NFL players. But when players raise their hands in "Don't Shoot" fashion or wear T-shirts that read "I Can't Breathe,"

  • 14 Lacrosse Players Disciplined for 'Cracksgiving' Costumes

    by Beth Brogan BDN Staff December 2014

    Members of the Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team will be disciplined for dressing up as Native Americans at a November party known as "Cracksgiving" held in an off-campus house.

  • Columnist: Players Should Be Responsible for Actions

    by Dick Jerardi; Daily News Columnist December 2014

    One of the many things I have never understood is why exactly the head coach is responsible for everything his players have ever done, might contemplate doing or will eventually do.

  • Coaches Key in Developing Athletes' Mental Toughness

    by Larry Mahoney BDN Staff December 2014

    Coaches develop the mental toughness with their athletes by following a regime that includes building trust, developing individual goals, providing honesty and consistency, stressing focus, emphasizing accountability and giving guidelines.

  • Protesters, Players Show Support for Garner Family

    by Chris Strauss and Jeff Zillgitt, @chris_strauss, @JeffZillgitt, USA TODAY Sports December 2014

    The loudest crowd Monday at the Barclays Center wasn't inside the building. As the crowd of 17,732 -- including Jay Z, Beyonce, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the evening's highly anticipated guests, the duke and duchess of Cambridge, Will and Kate -- headed into the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets, many found a vociferous but peaceful group of several thousand protesters awaiting them.

  • Defense Dept. Investigates AFA Athlete Misconduct Probe

    by Tom Roeder, December 2014

    A memo released Tuesday says investigators will determine whether "criminal investigations, to include sexual assault, involving USAFA football players met investigative standards."

  • Police Not Fans of Rams' Ferguson Protest Gesture

    by Naples Daily News (Florida) December 2014

    The St. Louis Police Officers Association released a statement of righteous indignation after five Rams — Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Kenny Britt, Jared Cook and Chris Givens — walked onto the field with a “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” pose before the game.

  • Youth Football Coach Stabbed During Sideline Fight

    by Emily Attwood November 2014

    A youth football tournament in Eastman, Ga. on Monday nigh was briefly interrupted after a fight broke out between two coaches, landing both in jail for the night.