Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
- Brady’s Suspension Overturned, Available for Week One
by Jason Scott September 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had his four-game suspension over the “Deflategate” controversy overturned by a U.S. district judge.
- Columnist: BYU's Silence on Miami Brawl Irresponsible
by Gordon Monson Tribune Columnist September 2015
When BYU decided to no longer discuss honor code violations, choosing instead to keep those violations private, it was a great move.
- Kansas State Students Take Sportsmanship Pledge
by Kellis Robinett The Kansas City Star September 2015
Before Kansas State students can pick up their tickets to home sporting events this year, they have to sign a sportsmanship pledge in which they promise to “refrain from using profanity and inappropriate chants” and to “show respect for all participating student-athletes, coaches, fans and officials.”
- Administrator Seeks Officers' Help After Confrontation
by Dan Casey firstname.lastname@example.org 981-3423 September 2015
Today, we have a glimpse into the politics surrounding small-town high school athletics. It involves a school superintendent, an upset parent and some cross country and track coaches.
- With No Settlement, Judge Will Rule on Deflategate
by Wire services September 2015
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two. Everyone involved "tried quite hard" to reach a deal in the controversy that has hung over professional football since New England easily won the AFC title game in January, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said in federal court in Manhattan.
- Volunteers Sought to Draft School's Conduct Code
by Matt Hongoltz-Hetling September 2015
Hartford -- Superintendent Tom DeBalsi has asked for volunteers to serve on a committee that would help draft a code of conduct for coaches, student athletes, parents and spectators at the Hartford School District's athletic events. During a School Board meeting last week, DeBalsi acknowledged it is an unusual way to draft a policy, but said theresult will have an effect on an unusually broad group of stakeholders. "This issue to me is a bigger issue," he said. "It's a community issue that needs to be addressed by the community."
- College Coaches' Heated Email Exchange Goes Public
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
Two Missouri college softball programs are in the limelight after a heated email exchange between coaches of the programs became public.
- The AB Extra: April 3
by Michael Gaio April 2015
We dive into the second edition of The AB Extra with some Final Four coverage, an April Fools Day tweet gone wrong and heroics from two YMCA lifeguards. Today we begin with this heartwarming display of sportsmanship in women’s college basketball.
- Athlete Kicked Off Team for Vulgar Mo'ne Davis Tweet
by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015
A baseball player for Bloomsburg University was kicked off the team following an offensive tweet he posted about Mo’ne Davis, breakout star of the Little League World Series.
Joey Casselberry, a first baseman for the team, was responsible for the vulgar message and has since deleted his Twitter account where the tweet was posted.
- Vanderbilt Coach Threatens to 'Kill' Player, Apologizes
by Michael Gaio February 2015
Vanderbilt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings' team had just knocked off in-state rival Tennessee before his postgame outburst became the biggest story of the night.