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  • Report:Mizzou Head Coach Prohibits Players From Legally Owning Handguns

    09/01/2016 8:27:50 AM PDT · by gopno1 · 61 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9/1/2016 | Lindsey Foltin
    Report: Mizzou head coach prohibits players from legally owning handguns. Missouri head coach Barry Odom Missouri football coach Barry Odom has instituted a team policy that prohibits his players from owning handguns, according to Matthew Stevens of The Montgomery Advertiser.Stevens reports that Odom does not want his players owning handguns, even if they're obtained legally, while they are members of the Mizzou football team.However, Odom clarified that guns used for hunting are separate from the team policy. While many schools prohibit handguns on campus, Mizzou football seems to be the only program that specifically prohibits owning a handgun as a...
  • NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina due to HB2 'bathroom' law

    09/13/2016 12:17:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 12, 2016 | Chip Patterson
    The NCAA has now joined the NBA and other organizations pulling its official events out of the state of North Carolina due to concern over the state's House Bill 2. Emphasizing an "inclusive atmosphere for all college athletes, coaches, administrators and fans," the NCAA announced it would be pulling seven championships from the state, including a site for the 2017 NCAA Tournament. "Fairness is about more than the opportunity to participate in college sports, or even compete for championships," said Mark Emmert, NCAA president said in a statement. "We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events...
  • West Point investigating prayer led by coaches after football game

    09/09/2016 6:05:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The U.S. Military Academy is launching an inquiry into a prayer led by coaches following Army’s opening-day victory over Temple last week. Video of the post-game invocation was pulled offline on Monday after West Point officials received a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Mikey Weinstein, who heads the MRFF, said he received complaints from six members of the football team, two of whom he said identified as Christians, as well as dozens of Army graduates and staff who took exception to the religious expression.
  • Cities bidding for NCAA games must submit details on discrimination

    07/23/2016 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rick Rothacker
    The NCAA on Friday said cities looking to host future championship games must submit details by Aug. 12 about how they will protect participants from discrimination, a move that could hurt North Carolina's chances of landing future games. The announcement came one day after the NBA said it was moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend from Charlotte over a controversial North Carolina law known as House Bill 2. Cities that have already been awarded games will face a separate questionnaire deadline, which will be determined later, the NCAA said. [Snip] Cities bidding for games now must complete a questionnaire from the...
  • Pat Summitt Health Failing; Family Asks For Prayers For Legendary Tennessee Coach

    06/26/2016 11:42:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | June 26, 2016 | Associated Press
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses.
  • ESPN To Give Mizzou Football Team Humanitarian Award For Black Lives Matter Strike

    06/20/2016 8:16:24 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2016 | Blake Neff
    ESPN announced it will give the University of Missouri (MU) football team a special humanitarian award in July for the team’s strike, which led to the the school’s president being fired and a massive drop in enrollment.[snip]Now, ESPN has decided to reward MU’s football team for its acts. The sports network announced Friday that the 2015 team will be collectively honored at its second annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year awards, which are held in tandem with the ESPY awards. During the July 12 show in Los Angeles, the team will be given the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE award, named in...
  • Young MALE Sprinter Wins All-State Honors in WOMEN'S Track and Field

    06/06/2016 6:40:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 116 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 6th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Gee, who could have seen this coming? A transgender male won all-state honors in women’s track and field in Alaska this week. Haines senior Nattaphon Wangyot, who self-identifies as a woman, finished fifth in the 100 and third in the 200 at the girls state track meet. The Daily Caller reported, via CBS Local: http://www.ktva.com/high-school-runner-brings-spotlight-to-alaska-transgender-policy-432/ High school girls in Alaska are crying foul after a male sprinter took home all-state honors in girls’ track and field. According to local reports, it was the first time in Alaskan history that a male athlete competed in the girls’ state championships. Haines senior...
  • Will Further Perversions of Title IX Ruin Women’s Athletics?

    06/04/2016 7:07:06 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 72 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 6/3/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Quick (no web searching!), who was the 2016 NCAA Division I women's basketball champion? (Don't tell me that your office didn't do a women’s NCAA tournament bracket contest!) Okay, given that they've (UConn) won it four times in-a-row, that's too easy. Let's try again: Who was the last (2015) WNBA champion? (Hint: They've won it four of the last five seasons.) Don't feel bad, I didn’t know either, and twice in their recent five-year championship run they defeated the team from my home state in the championship series. Even better: Can you name five WNBA teams? How about five WNBA...
  • Mike the Tiger, LSU's live mascot, has cancer

    05/23/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    nola.com ^ | 23 May 2016 | Carlie Kollath
    According to LSU, Mike VI has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma. He has a tumor in his face near his nose. "Currently, Mike's attitude and demeanor are unchanged, and he does not appear to be in pain," LSU said. His veterinary team, led by Dr. David Baker, has come up with a treatment plan that will hopefully extend his life for another one to two years. Without treatment, LSU said he would die in one to two months.
  • Principal Bans Girls' Tackle Football Game, Suggests Bobbing for Apples Instead

    05/04/2016 1:41:11 PM PDT · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Lenore Skenazy
    A tradition for 50 years, the "powder puff" girls tackle football game in Jupiter, Florida, is being canceled for the first time thanks to—what else?—safety concerns. Dan Frank, Jupiter High School's principal, said "Student safety is my first priority." The girls' short practice time and borrowed safety equipment, he said, "put our students at risk." After all: A girl broke her leg a few years ago. Maybe the school should get rid of its stairs, while they're at it. It's not that the principal didn't have some whiz-bang alternatives up his sleeve like... bobbing for apples. The Associated Press reports:
  • March Madness Betting Pools are Illegal

    03/29/2016 5:07:50 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/24/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, March Madness, kicks off today. But if you’re one of the millions that takes part in filling out your brackets and putting some money into a betting pool with your friends, you’re breaking Michigan law. State law allows an exception for small bets during poker games, but almost everything else is against the law. The state department notes, “Participating in betting pools based on sports, or anything else, is illegal.” Michigan sponsors a state lottery (with the funds benefiting government), but individuals gambling on themselves is a no-no. So enjoy the tournament – but bet...
  • After Alabama, Atheist Group Looks to Take on Clemson....

    01/11/2016 11:07:23 AM PST · by don-o · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/16 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    When the Clemson Tigers take on Alabama's Crimson Tide for the Football Bowl Subdivision national championship tonight, at least one group will be watching for something other than the final score on the field. The Freedom From Religion Foundation [FFRF], a highly litigious atheist group, looks to sue Clemson University over the role head football coach Dabo Swinney's Christian faith plays in how he runs the program. The only problem is the group can't find a current or former player willing to step up as a plaintiff.
  • Win or Lose, Alabama’s Greatest Export Is College Football

    01/11/2016 9:45:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 11, 2016 | Allen Barra
    The state of Alabama doesn’t have an NFL team, an NBA team, or an MLB team, but in one sport, at least, it’s number one with a vengeance. Alabama is the college football capital of the United States. Since head coach Nick Saban took over at the University of Alabama in 2008, the Crimson Tide has won three national championships while cross-state archrival Auburn has one. And on Monday night, No. 2-ranked Bama goes for its fourth crown in seven years against No. 1-ranked Clemson in the College Football Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona. You might argue that some other...
  • Lon Simmons, beloved Bay Area sportscaster, dead at 91

    04/06/2015 3:15:10 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    SFGATE ^ | April 5, 2015 | John Shea and Steve Kroner
    Lon Simmons, beloved Bay Area sportscaster, dead at 91 Legendary broadcaster Lon Simmons, who introduced generations of Californians to major-league baseball and broadcast the 1989 earthquake-interrupted World Series and the 49ers’ road to Super Bowl XXIII, died at his Daly City home Sunday. He was 91. Mr. Simmons, who was honored by baseball’s Hall of Fame as the 2004 Ford C. Frick Award winner, had credited the success of Bay Area sports teams with helping him cope with his three-year battle with cancer, especially the Giants’ championship teams and more recently the Warriors. Featuring a baritone voice and a witty,...
  • Lon Simmons, Giants' Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 91

    04/05/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 5, 2015 | Daniel Brown
    Lon Simmons, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose baritone voice and dry wit captured some of the most thrilling moments Bay Area sports history, has died. He was 91. The Giants sent a press release Sunday afternoon that said, "The Giants family and Bay Area sports community lost a true gentleman (Sunday) morning when Hall of Fame broadcaster Lon Simmons peacefully passed away."
  • Former NCAA Chair Admits to Not Reading Freeh Report Prior to Sanctioning Penn State

    01/15/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 46 replies
    statecollege.com ^ | 1-15-15 | Ted Hozza
    The NCAA received another serious blow to its credibility today. In court documents filed Thursday in the Paterno lawsuit, Oregon State President and then-NCAA Executive Committee Chairman Ed Ray admitted to not actually reading the Freeh Report — the entire basis for the NCAA sanctions — prior to sanctioning Penn State in 2012. In his testimony in the Paterno Family’s ongoing case, Ray said he was unaware that he needed to prep for anything related to the Freeh Report before the organization’s executive board met to discuss possible sanctions on the University. Instead, Ray spent time in Hawaii where he...
  • Con: [MN] Transgender policy defies common sense

    12/04/2014 3:19:30 AM PST · by rhema · 27 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 12/3/14 | JOHN D. HAGEN JR.
    It’s a matter of common sense that putting boys in a girls’ locker room would create confusion, anxiety and discomfort. It’s a matter of common sense that boys, with their greater muscle mass, should not be allowed to compete on girls’ athletic teams. Those norms are self-evident to an overwhelming majority of the public. On Thursday, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) will vote on abolishing those norms of common sense. A pending policy would end the traditional rule of dividing athletes by biological gender. Instead, it would grant boys with a “deeply felt internal sense” of being female...
  • NCAA to Launch ‘Think Tank’ to Promote LGBT Participation in College Athletics

    11/06/2014 5:36:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) plans to launch a new “think tank” designed to “establish best practices and policies so college athletes and coaches can fully participate in their chosen sport regardless of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.”During a meeting Tuesday and Wednesday entitled “Seeking Common Ground: Creating a Respectful Athletic Climate for Athletes and Coaches of All Religious Perspectives, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity or Expression,” the NCAA will “develop the first-ever suggested guidelines so faith-based schools, public schools, and private secular schools across the country can provide inclusive and respectful athletic...
  • Scholar-Athlete Charade

    11/05/2014 3:16:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Last year's column "Dishonest Educators" (1/9/2013) reported on the largest school cheating scandal in U.S. history. In more than three-quarters of the 56 Atlanta schools investigated, teachers changed student answers on academic achievement tests. Cheating orders came directly from school administrators. The cheating was brazen. One teacher told a colleague, "I had to give your kids, or your students, the answers because they're dumb as hell." Atlanta's not alone. Teacher cheating has been discovered in other cities, such as Philadelphia, Houston, New York, Detroit, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Washington. Rampant academic cheating is not confined to primary and secondary schools....
  • College president calls on Univ. of N. Carolina to lose accreditation over athlete grading fraud

    10/28/2014 7:58:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    There is no question that the University of North Carolina committed fraud for almost 2 decades by giving fake grades to college athletes taking fake or non-existent course, in order to profit from football and basketball revenues. While the University is blaming a low level administrator, there is plenty of reason to suspect that senior levels knew or should have known of the fraud, as Robert Weissberg points out today on our pages. So far, almost everyone has discussed penalties being exacted on the University’s athletic programs, but today Brian C. Rosenberg, president of Macalester College, writing in the...
  • Paterno Legacy [review of Jay's book]

    08/06/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 212 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8-6-14 | Stan Hochman
    IN HINDSIGHT, Joe Paterno wrote, the day after he got fired with a phone call, he wished he had done more. He had not committed a crime, he had not witnessed a crime, he had reported what sounded like a crime to his superiors. The haters jumped all over that sentence, like it was some kind of a confession that the legendary Penn State football coach had somehow enabled Jerry Sandusky to sexually abuse those kids, while he looked the other way. The haters spent a lot less time debating the note he scribbled on a pad before going to...
  • Suiting Up

    07/02/2014 6:29:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2014 | Rich Tucker
    Brazil is known for many things. Soccer, of course, and its team is keeping its end up, having advanced to the final 8 in the World Cup. Another famed thing is its casual dress code. Visitors to beaches often find that virtually every woman is wearing a bikini, for example. “Body type seemingly had no influence on a woman’s choice of swimwear -- indeed, there were plenty of bikini-clad woman of all ages happily and unselfconsciously sporting bellies, flab, and cellulite,” traveler Michael Sommers wrote a few years ago. “Unlike North Americans, in general, Brazilians tend to be much more...
  • A Dishonest Rewrite of the Duke Lacrosse Case

    05/19/2014 5:59:06 AM PDT · by ladyjane · 39 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | May 18, 2018 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    In the outpouring of praise for William D. Cohan's new book "The Price of Silence"—a work, remarkably enough, being celebrated as a model of evenhandedness, scrupulous objectivity, etc.—one essential has gone overlooked. Namely, the central point of this tale about the Duke lacrosse case and accusations against three players of rape and assault at a house party. It takes no close reading to see that the book is meant to recast the story so as to nullify the outcome Americans thought they knew—
  • It’s not just athletes — college screws everyone

    04/14/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/14/2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    In its recent ruling that athletes at Northwestern University have the right to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board cited the case of senior quarterback Kain Colter, who naively thought that he could pursue a pre-med degree while also playing on the school’s football team. When he attempted to enroll in a required chemistry class during his sophomore year, “Colter testified that his coaches and advisors discouraged him from taking the class because it conflicted with morning football practices. Colter consequently had to take this class in the summer session, which caused him to fall behind his classmates who were...
  • College Football and Capitalism

    03/27/2014 7:43:27 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 86 replies
    College football players should not be paid. Plain and simple. But there is no reason why any player should not be given carte blanche to capitalize on his chosen sport. Capitalism 101 rides to the rescue once again. In addition to the free education players get, any player, on scholarship or not, should be allowed to sell and hawk his personal merchandise from t-shirt to jockstrap. He or she should be allowed to put his name and school name/logo on his jersey or helmet or whatever - just like the pros do. A player could sell and trade cards with...
  • What White People Don’t See When They Watch Basketball

    03/20/2014 11:41:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/20 | Jonathan Chait
    A couple of years ago, the basketball team I root for, the University of Michigan, had a player named Zack Novak. Everybody loved his story. He was slow and pudgy coming out of high school, recruited by nobody, and offered a spot at Michigan. Turned out he could play, at least some. He was only six foot three, but he played power forward, compensating for his lack of size and skill with unrelenting effort. He graduated from the business school and became team captain. If you watch college sports, you know the kind of player I’m talking about. Right: a...
  • NC Football Coach Ordered to Cease Leading Team Prayers Following Atheist Complaint

    02/09/2014 7:51:42 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 87 replies
    Christian news network ^ | February 1, 2014 | Heather Clark
    MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A high school football coach in North Carolina has been ordered to cease leading his team in prayers following a complaint by a prominent atheist activist organization. Officials with the Mooresville Graded School District recently told Mooresville High School football coach Hal Capps to stop leading the Blue Devils in prayer, and Capps has agreed to discontinue to the practice. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) had contacted the district last fall after learning of Capps’ practice and asserted that the prayers were unlawful. According to reports, a parent of a student had complained to...
  • Valuation: Freedom vs. Fairness

    02/02/2014 3:07:59 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-1-14 | Deborah C. Tyler
    Through the course of thirty-five years of practicing psychology, I have come to believe that the key to happiness and success in life resides in the power of valuation. True valuation is the ability to recognize the most important value in every circumstance and to behave in order to actualize that value. The happiest people automatically recognize and act upon true values. Applied psychology has not fulfilled its potential to make the world a better place because it has not focused on the powers of valuation. America's happiness and success as a nation have resulted from the one-pointed emphasis on...
  • Northwestern (University in Chicago) players start union movement in college athletics

    01/28/2014 2:25:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 28, 2014 | Chip Patterson
    Kain Colter and a group of Northwestern players are beginning the process of forming a labor union to represent college athletes. According to ESPN's Outside the Lines, Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association, filed a petition in Chicago on behalf of the players with the National Labor Relations Board. If the group is certified by the NLRB, it will be called the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA). Huma, Colter and former UMass basketball player Luke Bonner created the group with support from the United Steelworkers. [Snip] According to NCPAnow.org, the group has 11 specific goals. Minimize college...
  • EyeOn College Basketball UNC stops research of academic whistleblower Mary Willingham

    01/18/2014 7:26:41 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 23 replies
    CBSsports.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Chip Patterson
    The University of North Carolina has suspended the research of Mary Willingham, the reading specialist who turned over information on student-athletes and academic progress for a CNN report last week. Willingham's research indicated that many football and basketball players at North Carolina are reading well below grade level -- Willingham claims 60 percent of the 183 student-athletes she worked with from 2004-12 were reading at fourth-to-eighth-grade levels -- and the reading specialist believes that the issues are not limited to UNC, but systemic across all of Division I athletics. North Carolina and head basketball coach Roy Williams have disputed Willingham's...
  • BCS gets its not-so-fond farewell

    01/05/2014 1:05:40 PM PST · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2:00 am
    <p>NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — There will be a funeral amid the celebration after the BCS National Championship Game tomorrow.</p> <p>No. 1 Florida State or No. 2 Auburn will be the last team to hoist the $30,000 Waterford crystal football that goes to college football's champion and has become emblematic of the Bowl Championship Series. Then the BCS will be buried in the Rose Bowl after 16 years of revolutionizing the sport — and frustrating so many of its fans and participants.</p>
  • The disappearance of small-town football

    12/31/2013 5:23:13 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    The World-Herald ^ | 12-31-13 | Dirk Chatelain
    On the 407th and final night of Lindsay Holy Family football, a mother bundled on the top bleacher looks out at the 35-yard line, where her son is writhing in pain. At kickoff, Sherri Frisch had cheered so loud you could hear it across the field. "Oh, we're gonna listen to that all night?" said one of the dads. "Shut up," Sherri fired back. "He's a senior. I'm gonna be emotional." Now, seven minutes into the game, she doesn't say a word, waiting for No. 99 to move his left knee. Waiting for Ben to get off the cold grass....
  • The quiet, final hour of Mack Brown's tenure

    12/31/2013 8:22:47 AM PST · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    espn ^ | 12/31/13 | m olson
    The final moments of Mack Brown’s career at Texas were neither triumphant nor tearful. Just quiet. He walked off the Alamodome field surrounded by noise but not saying a word. He gathered his team for his final locker room speech. And one hour later, he was gone. He left the building as Texas’ former head coach, his hellish 16th season finally complete with a 30-7 loss to No. 10 Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl. And there was unmistakable finality to this. Mack Brown congratulates QB Case McCoy after a first-half TD, but little else went right for Brown and...
  • Kids flee football in light of NFL violence, Pop Warner participation plummeting

    12/01/2013 8:03:42 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 138 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 28, 2013 | Nathan Fenno
    For Eddie Mason, the decision wasn’t difficult. The NFL veteran’s 10-year-old son, Tyler, won’t play tackle football until high school. Mr. Mason’s decision wasn’t a result of the burgeoning national discussion about football’s role in brain injuries. Instead, he believes children should learn the game’s fundamentals without tackling. Mr. Mason, who played three seasons at linebacker for the Redskins before retiring in 2003, sees a problematic culture infecting football’s lowest levels that’s inextricably connected to the safety concerns. “This brash kind of mindset, the underdog mindset,” Mr. Mason said, “this hard-core attitude kind of deal about who hits the hardest...
  • The Ugly End of the Duke Lacrosse Story

    11/29/2013 4:43:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    On Nov. 22, with the national media focused on the 50th anniversary of former President John F. Kennedy's death, few noticed the story of a jury in North Carolina convicting Crystal Mangum of murder in the 2011 kitchen stabbing death of her boyfriend Reginald Daye. Why should that fact fixate the national media? On its own, it shouldn't. But in 2006 and 2007, Mangum's false charges of rape against three Duke University lacrosse players caused a national tsunami of media sensation, an angry wave of prejudiced coverage presuming the guilt of rich white college boys when being accused by an...
  • Obama booed at college basketball game

    11/18/2013 7:01:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    While families across the Midwest were reeling from tornadoes and storm damage, President Obama spent four hours playing golf Sunday (his 151st round of golf as president) and then took in a college basketball game at the University of Maryland.  The Maryland Terrapins were taking on the Oregon State Beavers, coached by Michelle's older brother Craig Robinson. What a great day for the president! His two favorite sports in one day. What, me worry? But it was not all sweetness and light. You see, the fans actually booed him. And people were Tweeting about it. (via Fire Andrea Mitchell):
  • Rutgers University football player claims he was bullied by coach

    11/17/2013 2:09:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 17, 2013 | Mike Jaccarino
    A New Jersey family is calling for an investigation of a Rutgers University football coach over an alleged bullying incident in which the coach berated a scholarship player during a study hall and threatened to head-butt him. NJ.com reports Mark and Clarice Tyree say Rutgers Defensive Coordinator Dave Cohen established a pattern of verbally abusing their son, Jevon Tyree – a defensive back – during practices and team functions before their relationship escalated into threats of violence during a study hall in the spring. “He was just trying to really make me feel as if I was soft,” Jevon Tyree...
  • Policy keeping girls off boys' wrestling team prevents 'undesired contact of sensual body parts,'

    11/12/2013 1:06:25 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 159 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | John Beauge
    Full Title: Policy keeping girls off boys' wrestling team prevents 'undesired contact of sensual body parts,' says Line Mountain High School WILLIAMSPORT — The prospect of co-ed wrestling presents dilemmas, such as how an adult male coach demonstrates techniques on a middle school-aged female, the Line Mountain School District claims. That is one of the arguments the Northumberland County school district makes in urging U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann not to make permanent the order he issued Oct. 31 that allowed a seventh-grade girl identified only as A.B. to sign up for the middle school wrestling team. The...
  • Boys could be spiked from New York high school girls' volleyball team

    09/27/2013 10:41:59 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 27 Sep 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two boys playing on a girls’ volleyball team at a New York high school could see their playing time spiked when league officials consider modifying a rule that allows them to play with the fairer sex. Seniors Andrew Lafortezza and Jason Elbaum both played for the co-ed volleyball club last season at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua. But due to budgetary constraints, the Quakers were unable to field a boys’ team this year, prompting the teens to seek a spot on the girls’ squad, which they earned after receiving approval from league officials in August. ... Kim Cleary, the...
  • The Case Against High-School Sports

    09/19/2013 12:40:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2013 | By Amanda Ripley
    The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in international education rankings? Sports are embedded in American schools in a way they are not almost anywhere else. Yet this difference hardly ever comes up in domestic debates about America’s international mediocrity in education. (The U.S. ranks 31st on the same international math test.) The challenges we do talk about are real ones, from undertrained teachers to entrenched poverty. But what to make of this other glaring reality, and the signal it sends to...
  • Cheerleading 'most dangerous sport for US women'

    09/15/2013 10:49:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Cheerleading 'most dangerous sport for US women' Cheerleading causes two thirds of the very serious sports injuries suffered by girls in the United States and many concussions are not reported, according to a new study. By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 5:12PM BST 15 Sep 2013 Researchers found that the number of visits to casualty resulting from high school and college cheerleading injuries rose from 4,954 in 1980 to 26,786 in 2007. The sport accounted for around 66 per cent of "catastrophic" injuries – those resulting in permanent disability or medical conditions – to girls, research published in the Journal of...
  • Hillary Tweets to Diana Nyad - You Remind Me of Me!

    09/03/2013 12:58:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9-3-13 | Jack Coleman
    Hardly a week passes without Hillary Clinton providing yet more evidence that she intends to run for president. Clinton yesterday tweeted what was presumably intended as congratulations to Diana Nyad for her extraordinary feat of swimming 110 miles from Cuba to Key West, the first person to do so without the safety net of a shark cage. Here is what Clinton tweeted after Nyad reached Florida -- Flying to 112 countries is a lot until you consider swimming between 2. Feels like I swim with sharks - but you actually did it! Congrats! Best example of a humble brag in...
  • Russian world champion condemns homosexuality (pole vaulter)

    08/16/2013 2:56:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    My FoxNY ^ | 8-15-13 | CHRIS LEHOURITES
    Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality Thursday after criticizing fellow competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors to support gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law in Russia. The Russian, who won her third world title Tuesday in front of a boisterous home crowd, came out in favor of the law which has drawn sharp criticism and led Western activists to call for a boycott of next year's Winter Olympics in the Russian resort of Sochi. "If we allow to promote and do all this stuff on the street, we are very afraid about...
  • Matt Kemp wants Justin Braun stripped of NL MVP award following drug suspension

    07/23/2013 5:25:22 PM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 23 Jul 13 | Kathy Willens/AP
    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished runner-up to Ryan Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player award, thinks the suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger should be stripped of the honor. Braun finished with 388 points and 20 first-place votes, to 332 and 10 for Kemp. Major League Baseball attempted to suspend Braun following a positive test that October for elevated testosterone, but the penalty was overturned by an arbitrator who ruled Braun’s urine sample was handled improperly.
  • NCAA CWS Championship, UCLA V Mississippi St (Jun 24- Jun 26) Best of 3

    06/24/2013 3:16:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Game 1: UCLA V Mississipi St Jun 24 8pm EDT Game 2: Mississippi St V UCLA Jun 25 8pm EDT Game 3: If necessary - Last at Bat to be determined by coin toss. Jun 26 8pm EDT
  • Big Ten adds lacrosse, Johns Hopkins men

    06/03/2013 10:31:00 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    Big Ten Network ^ | 6-2-13 | n/a
    The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that men’s and women’s lacrosse will become the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports and that Johns Hopkins University has been accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. Big Ten competition in both sports will feature Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers, with Johns Hopkins participating in men’s lacrosse and Northwestern competing in women’s lacrosse. Big Ten rules allow for a conference championship when six institutions sponsor a program in any given sport. [ BigTen.org: Big Ten announces lacrosse as official sport, addition...
  • Fox's Eric Bolling: Firing of Rutgers tough coach 'wussification of American men'

    04/04/2013 8:39:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/04/2013 | By DYLAN BYERS
    Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice was fired today for hitting, kicking and verbally abusing his players during practices — a decision that has met with widespread praise from many commentators in the news media, who found his actions abhorrent. Not so Fox News co-host Eric Bolling, who said the decision to fire Rice was evidence that American culture was in decline because of the "wussification of American men." “We’re in the midst of political correctness crushing our ability to teach kinds, to discipline kids, to disagree with people or one another or kids,” Bolling said on today's edition of...
  • Mike Rice fired at Rutgers after abusive behavior on practice tapes comes to light

    04/03/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by deport · 52 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 4-03-13 | Brendan Prunty
    Mike Rice's three-year run at Rutgers has come to an end. The university terminated Rice's contract this morning following a meeting with athletic director Tim Pernetti in his office at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Rice's job status became tenuous when videotapes of his actions during practices from his first and second years on campus were made public by ESPN's "Outside the Lines" program on Tuesday. Rice was seen throwing basketballs at players — including one instance, throwing it at a player's head — as well as shoving players during a practice. He was also heard using the term "f------ faggot"...
  • Arne Duncan wants to fine basketball coaches whose players don't graduate

    03/21/2013 12:11:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan is calling for the imposition of financial penalties on college basketball and football coaches whose players don't graduate. Duncan argues in a USA Today op-ed that too many coaches get bonuses for athletic performance that far outpace the bonuses for academic achievement. "If universities and colleges want to readjust a coach's priorities, they need to change the penalties and incentives they offer coaches," he and co-author Tom McMillen write. "...Poor academic performance means the team or the individual player — not the coach — gets punished. But no coach should receive financial bonuses when much of...
  • Duke settles federal case with former lacrosse players

    02/28/2013 8:09:31 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 26 replies
    DURHAM — Duke University and 38 members of its 2005-06 men’s lacrosse team notified a federal judge on Wednesday that they’d settled the players’ lawsuit out of court.