• 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 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, 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


    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.

  • Hazing Fallout: $40,000 UNM Soccer Fundraiser Canceled


    University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs told the Journal that because of the recent hazing incident involving the women's soccer team, he has canceled a wine-tasting fundraiser the team had scheduled.

  • High School Coach Fired After Pop Gun Hazing Incident

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    What was supposed to be a night of fun and team-building has instead cost a Minnesota high school dance coach her job and divided supporters of the team in the process. The Cannon Falls school board voted Monday not to renew the contract of Madi Salisbury, the head coach of the Bomber Dance Team, due to a July 25 incident at the school's auditorium.

  • Harassment, Not Hazing: Four Booted from Football Team

    by Rhiannon Potkey 805-437-0282 August 2014

    Four members of the Ventura High School varsity football team have been suspended from school and dismissed from the team for what is being called “false imprisonment” of a teammate.