• Montana Girls’ Basketball Game Ends 102-0

    by Jason Scott December 2017

    There are blowouts and there are shutouts and there are blowout shutouts, and then there’s what happened to the girls’ basketball team at Brockton (Mont.) High School on Friday.

  • NFL Doles Out Discipline After Steelers-Bengals Game

    by Worcester Telegram & Gazette December 2017

    One of the NFL's nastiest rivalries set new lows in prime time, forcing fans to avert their eyes.

  • Athlete Ally's Hudson Taylor Discusses Athletic Equality Index

    by Paul Steinbach November 2017

    AB first spoke to Hudson Taylor in 2012, a year after the former collegiate wrestler had launched a nonprofit advocacy group for LGBT student-athletes called Athlete Ally. In the five years since, the group has gone from no staff members to eight (five full-time). There are now 32 Athlete Ally chapters on campuses across the country, and more than 150 professional athletes have signed on as organization ambassadors. The group has helped influence LGBT policies and practices within the NCAA and the IOC, and branched out to advocate for more women in FIFA governance and for the wearing of hijabs to be allowed in FIBA women's basketball competition. On Sept. 12, Athlete Ally released its first Athletic Equality Index, a scoring of LGBT polices within the 65 NCAA Division I athletic departments comprising the Power Five conferences. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach caught up with Taylor to talk progress.

  • Gun Violence Leads NY College to Shed ‘Shooter’ Mascot

    by Courtney Cameron November 2017

    In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting in October and other incidents of widely publicized gun violence around the country, Marist College athletic director Tim Murray has made the decision to rename the school’s traditional Red Fox mascot, who has worn the name “Shooter” since 1979.

  • TSU Player Expelled After Striking Coach on Sideline

    by Courtney Cameron November 2017

    Senior defensive end for Tennessee State Latrelle Lee was dismissed from the team Saturday after he struck head strength coach T.J. Greenstone, knocking him to the ground on the sidelines.

  • Football Teams, Fans Honor Shooting Victims

    by Courtney Cameron November 2017

    Football fans from Floresville (Texas) high school and San Antonio’s Southside dressed in white at Friday’s game, while both teams wore white jerseys in honor of victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, where community members were wounded and killed earlier in the week.

    Prior to the game, Floresville running back Salih Williams told USA Today, “One of our teammate’s girlfriend was affected and her family was devastated as well. We have a saying, called ‘one link strong link’ and if one person is down, we are all down. … Just know we are gonna practice extra hard and take a district championship for our city and for the people that lost their lives.”

    On Wednesday, the school held a prayer vigil for victims at the Floresville football stadium.

    “From a coaching standpoint, obviously, you would like to just focus on the game,” said Southside coach Ricky Lock. “But the human element is involved and it is so close to our backyard. It’s a tragedy and it’s hard to make this thing look like it has never happened because it affects a lot of people. It puts us in a tough spot. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the people who were affected by this. It has been a different kind of week.”

  • Opinion: There Aren't 'Two Sides' to Offensive Mascots

    by Bangor Daily News November 2017

    When a group of people, or your neighbor or a relative, tells you that something you are doing is offensive or hurtful, you should stop doing it.

  • HS Creates Diversity Group After Players Kneel

    by Andy Berg November 2017

    Four high school football players in Michigan who knelt during the national anthem have prompted their school and community to address some thorny issues.

  • Prep Football Coach Resigns Due to Online Threats

    by Courtney Cameron November 2017

    Following a 48-0 loss against Fairfield Friday, Middletown (Ohio) High School football coach Lance Engleka tendered his resignation citing an unsafe working environment.

  • 2017 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: Fort Sill CYS Youth Sports and Fitness

    by AB Staff October 2017

    At Fort Sill CYS Youth Sports and Fitness in Oklahoma there’s certainly something for everyone when it comes to its youth sports programming, thanks to a creative staff that continually finds ways to keep kids active, engaged and having fun.