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  • 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.

  • Kansas State Fans Storm Court, Chaos Ensues

    by Michael Gaio February 2015

    Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum is nicknamed the “Octagon of Doom” and claims to have the largest student section in the Big 12. Monday night, that section spilled onto the court in a doomsday scene for players, coaches and fans.

  • Manslaughter Plea Entered in Soccer Ref's Death

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern February 2015

    A recreational soccer player in Michigan who was charged with punching a referee and killing him during a game has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors. Bassel Saad will serve eight to 15 years in prison as part of the deal and will plead either guilty or no contest to involuntary manslaughter, according to his lawyer, Cyril Hall. 

  • Detroit Prep Team Wins Basketball Game 80-0

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    It's a score that will make you look twice and no, it's not a typo. The girls basketball team from Detroit area powerhouse Cass Tech beat Detroit Osborn 80-0 in a playoff game Wednesday night.

  • Penn State AD Condemns '409' Decals, Then Apologizes

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    On Friday, the NCAA agreed to restructure the sanctions on Penn State University and restore 111 victories it had stripped from Joe Paterno's record in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

  • Post-Scandal Sayreville: AD Resigns, Team to Play in Fall

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    The months-long fallout in the wake of the hazing scandal at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey continues.

  • Brawls Lead to Bans for Tennessee High School Teams

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    On October 23, two Tennessee high school football teams were banned from postseason play for three years following an on-field brawl. On Friday, another pair of Tennessee teams had an altercation and were handed the same sentence.

  • Cal U. Cancels Game After Players Beat Man Unconscious

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    California University of Pennsylvania has canceled Saturday’s football game against Gannon University after five of its players were arrested in connection with a violent beating outside a California restaurant.

  • HS Coaches Resign after Players' Ebola Taunt

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    The coaches of a high school soccer team in Northampton, Pa., have resigned just one day after allegations that their players taunted an opponent with chants of "Ebola."

    Nazareth High School soccer player Ibrahim Toumkara moved to Pennsylvania from a small town in Guinea, a country located in West Africa, three years ago. After hearing the Ebola remarks, he charged a Northampton player and was ejected from the match.

    According to Toumkara's guardian, Edward Bachart, the teenager worries about his parents, who still reside there.

    Northampton's head coach and assistant coach, Craig Carvin and Jason Melniszyn, submitted their resignation letters Tuesday evening as the Northampton Area School District was finishing its investigation into the matter.

    District superintendent Joseph Kovalchik said that neither district tolerates any form of discrimination, and that "appropriate discipline will be dispensed to any students who violated the code of conduct."

    "I am glad Nazareth and Northampton took this incident very seriously and did a very thorough investigation," Bachart told The Morning Call. "I think kids nowadays have to realize that their words can cause a lot of damage and you've got to think before you speak and be careful with what words you choose."

    Bachart believes the Northampton coaches made the right decision in resigning, but he thinks Northampton's players should be held accountable as well.

    "This doesn't belong in society," he said. "It certainly doesn't belong in the field."

    In response to the episode, the Nazareth soccer team has taken to Twitter to promote and sell wristbands that say "#ENDRACISM."