RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Developments in Jays’ Beer-Thrower Prosecution

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    The Toronto police have charged Ken Pagan with one count of mischief for allegedly throwing the beer can that narrowly missed Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim at the American League wild card game played in Toronto on Wednesday, though speculation about whether he is really the offender continues.

  • Oops: HS Vandals Out Themselves on Social Media

    by Jason Scott September 2016

    Four members of the Robert Vela (Texas) High School football team got themselves into trouble for allegedly vandalizing facilities at a rival high school  and promptly bragging about it on social media.

  • Detroit Pistons Keep Fans Updated with Real-Time Email

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The NBA regular season is coming to a close this week, but Detroit Pistons fans are among those looking forward to the playoffs.

    And just as they have for most of the season, the Pistons will keep their fans updated during home playoff games thanks to real-time email, which updates fans with live scores and statistics.

  • Social Media's Role in Crisis Management

    by Vivian Marinelli February 2016

    It is difficult these days to find someone not on some form of social media — especially during sports and entertainment events. The 2014 World Cup final holds the record for the most tweets per second with 9,667. The game took more than three hours to complete, accumulating more than 100 million tweets.

  • Student-Athlete Given Five-Game Suspension for Tweet

    by January 2016

    Hilbert (Wis.) High School basketball player April Gehl has been suspended for five basketball games for a tweet, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent.