Tuesday, February, 21, 2017
Preparing for Demonstrations and Civil Disturbances
Commercial sporting events, pre-equipped with large crowds and widespread media coverage, have become a popular venue for First Amendment expression. As interest groups begin to see the advantage of staging a public protest in someone else's spotlight, events officials as well as law enforcement have their work cut out trying to maintain their grasp on peace and safety, while at the same time being careful not to tread on constitutional rights. With an eye toward planned demonstrations, as well as other, more predictable disturbances, security teams are pursuing tactics such as looking further ahead, keeping in close communications with law enforcement and attempting to prepare for every possible disruption.
Monday, February, 20, 2017
Former Club Directors Arrested for Theft
On Friday, two former employees of the Mandeville, La., area Franco’s Athletic Club were arrested on charges of racketeering, theft, identity theft and money laundering.
Friday, February, 17, 2017
Texas Gov. Unswayed by 'Bathroom Bill' Opponents
Criticism of the proposed Senate Bill 6 in Texas continues to grow along with concerns about the potential economic fallout that could result from the bill due to a loss of tourism-based revenue. A drastic fallout was seen in North Carolina after the implementation of a similar law, the controversial HB2.
Thursday, February, 16, 2017
CSU Investigation Details Coach's Abusive Behavior
Colorado State University has released a 90-page report detailing an investigation into the atmosphere among the men’s basketball team and administration under head coach Larry Eustachy.
Wednesday, February, 15, 2017
Family of Drowning Victim Reaches Settlement
The family of Jonathan Proce, 21-year-old victim of cardiac arrest while underwater at Lyons Pool in Tompkinsville, N.Y., has reached a court settlement with the city for $600,000.
Tuesday, February, 14, 2017
MSU Scrambles to Respond to Assault Allegations
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has cancelled his trip planned in his capacity as NCAA Tournament selection committee chair. Hollis was expected to lead the committee from the road on a 12-day, cross-country expedition to watch college basketball games in 12 states.
Monday, February, 13, 2017
Proposed Texas Law a Threat to Tourism
The NFL took a strong position on Friday in a public announcement countering proposed Texas legislation that would require transgender persons to use public restrooms corresponding to their biological sex rather than their chosen gender, saying the bill may prevent the league from hosting future Super Bowls in Texas, per The Huffington Post.
Friday, February, 10, 2017
Midnight Basketball Debuts in Milwaukee
On Tuesday, city officials in Milwaukee announced plans for a Midnight Basketball League — a program designed for young men ages 17-25, with the hope of reducing violence among the age group, which has already resulted in three deaths this year.
Thursday, February, 09, 2017
School District Sued for Ignoring Assault Video
A former student of Benton Harbor High School in Benton Harbor, Mich., has filed a federal lawsuit against the school district, superintendent, former principal and Title IX coordinator, alleging that the school protected star athlete Timothy Bell Jr. despite video evidence of assault.
Wednesday, February, 08, 2017
Baylor Coach Arrested; Supporters Demand Reform
On Tuesday, a letter was issued to the Baylor University school board by the Bears for Leadership Reform, a group composed of thousands of Baylor supporters, voicing concern over the effectiveness of university leadership as allegations continue to surface among athletics department students and staff. The letter was signed by 14 former Baylor regents, 3 of whom have served as chairman of the board.