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  • Some NFL Players Seek Action Beyond Protests

    by Lindsay H. Jones November 2016

    In what Malcolm Jenkins, a safety with the Philadelphia Eagles, considers to be the second phase of the national anthem protests, he and four other NFL players, the Detroit Lions' Anquan Boldin and Glover Quin and the Cleveland Browns' Josh McCown and Andrew Hawkins, spent Tuesday in Washington meeting with lawmakers to learn more about how to enable policy changes.

  • Opinion: Colleges Must Educate to Prevent Disturbing Team Behavior

    by Nancy Armour November 2016

    Columbia said Monday that it was suspending its wrestling team's season while it investigates lewd, misogynistic and racist text messages exchanged among the wrestlers over the last two years.

  • UW Student-Athletes Tweet for Change

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Monday, University of Wisconsin student-athletes took to twitter in a campaign to raise awareness of the problems inherent in a system that they say lauds the athlete and dismisses the student. According to ESPN, a score of UW football players as well as celebrated basketball player Nigel Hayes have shared a statement that earnestly asks for respect and understanding. The athletes are calling on university officials to take a stand, address head-on the issues that student-athletes of color face daily on college campuses around the United States and take the initiative to effect real change.

  • Harvard Team Perpetuates Harassment, Forfeits Season

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Harvard University men’s soccer team has forfeited the rest of the season after officials discovered the team participating in what has become a team tradition of sexual harassment targeting their female counterparts.

  • Atlanta Opens Miniature Soccer Pitch in Transit System

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The MARTA transit system in Atlanta, Ga., has found a unique way to make youth soccer more available to widespread urban residents.

    MARTA has partnered with Soccer in the Streets and Atlanta United to build the world’s first soccer pitch inside the boundaries of a major urban transit system. Located at MARTA’s Five Points station in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the new field will sit right at the hub of Atlanta urban transit, making it convenient and accessible for all Atlanta residents.

  • Opinion: NFL Focus on Brand Hurting TV Ratings

    by Sally Jenkins November 2016

    The NFL's firm grip on the psyche is based in the fact that it's the most real, live event on live television. Every game is a character-driven story, and a high-speed chase in which the action and the stakes of a collision are genuine. But lately the NFL has seemed formulaic, and lacking in a certain kind of authenticity.

  • Cheerleaders Direct Offensive Taunt to Hillsboro 'Indians'

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    Cheerleaders at an Ohio high school made headlines recently for a banner that many found offensive. In celebration of their last scheduled game of the season against the Hillsboro (Ohio) Indians, the cheerleading squad for McClain High School unrolled a homemade banner that went a step beyond the usual level of intimidation banter between rivals. The banner read, “Hey Indians, get ready for a Trail of Tears, part two.”

  • Female Athlete Refuses Testing, Denied Membership

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    Allison Rogers, 13, of Ethical Culture Fieldstone School in New York, has been denied a second season on her middle school football team because she refuses to retake a series of fitness tests required by New York state for participation in mixed-gender sports — required for girls, that is.

  • HS Coach Dismissed, Students Walk Out in Protest

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    High school football coach and athletic director Eric Hernandez of Brooks Academy in San Antonio has been dismissed mid-season without any public explanation. His sudden departure was met with widespread discontent by students and parents alike, as Hernandez was generally well-liked and has had a successful run as athletic director at the academy.

  • Cheerleaders Take a Knee, School District Receives Threats

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    The Cornell School District has received an estimated five or six hundred phone calls and emails in the aftermath of a video released on social media criticizing the actions of a high school cheerleading squad that took a knee during the National Anthem at a home game September 30.