Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
- Baseball Teams Turn 'Ugly' Incident into Lesson
by Amy Donaldson May 2018
The alleged incident happened Monday as Brighton and Jordan finished a hard-fought, emotional game, the first in a three-game series. The pitcher, who is black, said a Brighton player exchanged words with Jordan's third baseman and then directed a racial slur at him.
- Wisconsin Basketball Team Considered Boycott
by Andy Berg May 2018
Will the NCAA eventually see a Division I men’s basketball team boycott a game over player compensation? Nigel Hayes thinks so.
- Chicago Little League Game Marred by Racist Taunts
by Andy Berg May 2018
A little league game in the Chicago area over the weekend devolved into racist taunts and verbal abuse from the home team.
- Holy Cross to Remain Crusaders but Drop Knight Mascot
by Telegram & Gazette March 2018
A month after college leadership decided to keep the college’s “Crusader” nickname, Holy Cross President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs announced in a message this week the school will drop its knight mascot.
- District Disciplines Officials for Roles in Basketball Brawl
by Jeremy Kelley March 2018
Mark Baker Crystal Phillips Dayton Public Schools took disciplinary action against at least two employees for their roles in handling the aftermath of a Jan. 10 basketball brawl between Dunbar and Thurgood Marshall.
- Bill Would Legalize Sports Betting in New York
by Yancey Roy March 2018
A key senator accelerated his push to legalize sports betting in New York by formally introducing a bill Thursday that would allow it — but only at upstate casinos.
- Superintendent Apologizes After Game Ends 93-7
by Jason Scott March 2018
A Massachusetts school superintendent apologized for what she called an “unfortunate situation” after a girls’ basketball team from her district trounced another team in a state playoff game by a final score of 93-7.
- Transgender High School Wrestler Outed by Coach
by Andy Berg March 2018
A transgender wrestler at Wilmington (Ohio) High School was allegedly outed by his coach in front of teammates.
- Administrators Look Into Taunts at HS Basketball Game
by Annysa Johnson February 2018
For the second time in a month, Franklin High School administrators are investigating a racially charged incident, this one involving the alleged taunting of black players on a visiting basketball team from Racine.
- S.C. Coach Sues Missouri AD for Defamation
by Courtney Cameron February 2018
In a defamation suit filed Thursday in Richland County, S.C., South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley sought damages up to $75,000 from Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk, after comments made last month.