Law & Policy: Sportsmanship
- Opinion: Obsession with Winning Hurting Youth Sports
by Dan Rothert July 2018
The obsession with winning and being the best is killing youth sports. The obsession with publicizing youth sports successes exaggerates this obsession even further and forces parents into FOMO (Fear of Missing Out - my previous column) and unrealistic parental expectations. We need to bring back the fun and focus on development, quit worrying about winning and "keeping up with the Joneses" and stop publicly boasting about our kids' youth sports successes.
- Basketball Team Attacks Ref in Amateur Tournament
by Andy Berg July 2018
An Under-17 basketball game devolved into a brawl when players attacked a referee during the semifinals of The Association tournament at the Lake Point Sports Complex in Emerson, Georgia.
- Native American Group Seeks District Mascot Change
by Bob Ratterman and Brennen Kauffman July 2018
The Native American Rights Fund, based in Boulder, Colo., cites disrespect to the culture as well as harmful psychological effects such mascots have on not only Native American people but also other races.
- Fans Clean Up Stadium After World Cup Victories
by Andy Berg June 2018
Japan and Senegal both took home wins Tuesday at the World Cup and their fans decided to celebrate in an admirable way.
- Coach Fired After Investigation into Ineligible Player
by Kevin Maurer June 2018
Pender County (N.C.) Schools spokeswoman Miranda Ferguson confirmed Friday that Topsail High School Baseball Coach Aaron Rimer had been suspended with pay.
- House Arrest for Hockey Dad Who Punched Coach's Wife
by Megan Guza June 2018
A South Fayette man originally sentenced to jail time for punching the wife of his son's hockey coach has been resentenced to house arrest.
- High School Tennis Players Face Discipline over Photo
by Paul Steinbach May 2018
A high school in Georgia is investigating an incident in which a photo of tennis players wearing white bags reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan hoods appeared last week on social media.
- 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.