Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
School Officials Decry 'Go Back to Africa' Soccer Slur
by STEVE CRAIG Staff Writer October 2014
"Comments included 'Go back to Africa,' and an America flag being waved in the crowd of spectators drew speculation that the USA chant from Scarborough fans (was) intended to draw attention to the (Deering) players' places of origin," according to a joint news release issued Wednesday by the schools' superintendents.
Opinion: Time to Stop Coddling Kids and End Mercy Rule
by ADRIANA COHEN October 2014
In Georgia, an excited 8-year-old boy made his first touchdown - ever - playing Pee Wee football last week. He intercepted a pass and ran it into the end zone. Normally a touchdown would be a cause for celebration. Not so fast. In today's politically correct world, winning doesn't count - only protecting other peoples' 'feelings' matters.
Not Hazing, But 9 Disciplined for Locker-Room Incident
by Ernie Clark BDN Staff October 2014
Nine Bangor High School football players have been disciplined by the school as a result of their involvement in a locker-room incident after practice last week.
School District Reports Hazing Ritual Known as 'Ripping'
by Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
The Cheltenham School District says a hazing incident occurred last month in which members of the boys' soccer team were dangled by their underwear, a technique referred to as "ripping."
Central Bucks West Coach: Hazing Was 'Isolated Incident'
by Kathy Boccella; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
The Central Bucks West head football coach said Tuesday he hopes it was a "one-time, isolated incident" and that the players are "inherently good young men."
Redskins' Visit to U of M Promises Atypical Protest
by Erik Brady, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
Protesters will hold a "No Honor in Racism" rally Sunday when the Washington Redskins play at the Minnesota Vikings. Nothing new there: Protesters rallied against the team's Indian name last season when Washington played at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, as well as 22 years ago, when Washington won Super Bowl XXVI there. But this time, with the Metrodome gone, the Vikings are renters at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.
Superintendent, D.A. Brief Central Bucks West Parents
by Ben Finley and Chris Palmer; Inquirer Staff Writers October 2014
Parents of Central Bucks High School West football players expressed a variety of emotions Monday night during a private meeting with the school district's superintendent and the Bucks County district attorney, the first time officials have met with parents since the district canceled the rest of the football season over allegations of hazing.
Michigan Coach Apologizes for Stake Incident
by Daily News wire services October 2014
The day after Michigan linebacker Joe Bolden planted a tent stake in the Spartan Stadium field before the Wolverines’ 35-11 loss to Michigan State, coach Brady Hoke apologized.
Tip from Parent Led to Hazing Investigation at C.B. West
by Chris Palmer and Kathy Boccella; Inquirer Staff Writers October 2014
The alleged hazing that led officials to cut short the Central Bucks West High School football season occurred at an Aug. 16 picnic for players, coaches, and families, the superintendent said Friday.
Ohio State Uncovers More of Band's Sexualized Traditions
by Laura A. Bischoff, Dayton Daily News October 2014
Traditions included student-produced videos of raunchy skits and a beef cake calendar, the university said Thursday in federal court filings.