Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
Politics Pollute Inaugural Youth Olympic Games
by Michael Popke August 2010
Iran was accused of putting politics before sports at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on Sunday after withdrawing from a taekwondo final against Israel. The Iranian delegation told the Games' internal news service that Mohammad Soleimani did not compete because of injury, while Israel called the withdrawal politically motivated. "My understanding is that he was taken to [a] hospital and unable to compete," International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams told the Associated Press.
Debate Brews at Syracuse Over the Practice of Retiring Numbers
by Paul Steinbach February 2009
The debate over whether retiring a number is considered historic preservation or lost legacy heats up at Syracruse University.
NFL Already Late In Announcing Fan Code of Conduct
by Paul Steinbach August 2008
When the NFL announced a league-wide fan code of conduct, it was already playing catch-up.
Abusive Student Sections Drawing Attention from Outside the Arena
by Paul Steinbach April 2008
Abusive student sections are drawing attention from outside the arena.
Mass. Lawmakers Propose Sportsmanship Bill
by Michael Popke March 2008
Massachusetts lawmakers hope a proposed bill will help student-athletes behave better on and off the field.
Founder of BadJocks.com Discusses Hazing
by Paul Steinbach February 2008
Founder of the tongue-in-cheek web site, badjocks.com, speaks seriously about hazing.
Boys' Soccer Probation Leads to Behavior-Modification Push
by Michael Popke September 2007
Utah puts boys' soccer on probation and seeks to improve the behavior of all participants.
by Paul Steinbach July 2007
Behavior Modification; Click and Save
by Michael Popke July 2007
Reviews of The Death of Sportsmanship And How To Revive It; online training program for lifeguards
A Misleading Headline Ignites a Sportsmanship Debate
by Michael Popke May 2007
A misleading local headline ignites a nationwide sportsmanship debate.