Abused by His High School Tennis Coach, He Now Protects Others

Alex Harrison survived child sexual abuse at the hands of his high school tennis coach. Now he is seeking justice, for himself and others.

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Football Coach Is Replaced After He Forced Student to Eat Pork, Lawyer Says

An Ohio city school board voted not to renew the contract of a high school head coach after he and others forced a student to eat pepperoni despite his religious beliefs, a lawyer for the boy’s family said.

#canton-ohio, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #school-discipline-students

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High School Football Coaches Suspended After Teen Is Forced to Eat Pork, Lawyer Says

A 17-year-old in Canton, Ohio, was forced to eat a pepperoni pizza even though the coaches were aware he does not eat pork because he is a Hebrew Israelite, a lawyer for the boy’s family said. The Police Department is investigating.

#canton-ohio, #education-k-12, #football, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #ohio

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High Tech Comes to the High School Basketball Court

Sensors that track the movement of athletes and the basketball were recently used at a high school championship tournament for the first time.

#basketball, #ddsports-inc-shottracker, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #new-mexico, #playfly-sports-llc, #sensors

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Black Student Athlete Was Forced to Remove Hair Beads During Game

Nicole Pyles, 16, of Durham, N.C., says that a rule banning the use of hair beads by student athletes is discriminatory.

#black-people, #discrimination, #durham-nc, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #nicole-pyles

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A Minneapolis High School Football Team and Its Coach Move On

Charles Adams, a former police officer, and the Minneapolis North team are warily moving forward after the Derek Chauvin verdict offered a rebuke to one police killing in their community.

#adams-charles-minneapolis-minn-police-officer, #black-lives-matter-movement, #chauvin-derek-1976, #clark-jamar-d-2015, #floyd-george-d-2020, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #interscholastic-athletics, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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High School Football Coach Is Fired After Players’ Use of Anti-Semitic Language

School officials in Duxbury, Mass., denounced what they called the “horrifying and disappointing” language and said they had hired a private lawyer to conduct an investigation.

#anti-semitism, #coaches-and-managers, #duxbury-mass, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #interscholastic-athletics, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Basketball Scout Tom Konchalski Will Be Missed at March Madness

Tom Konchalski, who died last month, influenced college basketball recruiting for more than four decades.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #interscholastic-athletics, #konchalski-tom, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #queens-nyc

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Announcer Caught on Open Mic Using Racial Slur at Basketball Game

The announcer cursed and used a slur as students knelt during the national anthem before a high school tournament game in Oklahoma. He later apologized and blamed his diabetes for the outburst.

#basketball, #black-people, #discrimination, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #interscholastic-athletics, #norman-okla, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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Despite Covid Outbreaks, Youth Sports Played On

The coronavirus has spread at hockey rinks, basketball games and wrestling tournaments. But many experts, parents and participants believe that the benefits outweigh the risks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #united-states

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Slowly, More Students Return to Classrooms

A year into the pandemic, a growing number of districts — including Los Angeles — plan to open for in-person learning.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #interscholastic-athletics, #los-angeles-calif, #reading-and-writing-skills-education

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A New League’s Shot at the N.C.A.A.: $100,000 Salaries for High School Players

The Overtime Elite league proposes that providing a salary and a focus toward a pro career might be more appealing than college basketball’s biggest programs.

#anthony-carmelo, #basketball-college, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation

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Colleges Vowed a Safer Spring. Then Students, and Variants, Arrived.

Many universities instituted new testing protocols, hoping to avoid the problems of the fall. But coronavirus variants and uncooperative students have already driven outbreaks.

#american-college-health-assn, #ann-arbor-mich, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #interscholastic-athletics, #university-of-michigan

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The Heir to the Manning Quarterback Legacy Isn’t on TikTok

Arch Manning, 16, nephew of Peyton and Eli, has a protective family to steer him from the perils of fame and expectation. And a grandfather, Archie, who texts him reminders to “have fun.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #football, #interscholastic-athletics, #isidore-newman-school-new-orleans-la, #manning-arch, #manning-archie, #manning-cooper, #manning-eli, #manning-peyton, #new-orleans-la

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Friday Night Bytes: Can Analytics Revolutionize High School Football?

George Mahoney is an efficiency expert by trade and by nature. He’s also among the analytics-minded coaches trying to bring data to one of the last holdouts in American sports — high school football.

#coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #football, #interscholastic-athletics, #mahoney-george-analyst, #mangiero-dino, #mater-dei-prep-school

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Is This Still Soccer?

In Massachusetts, rule changes brought on by the pandemic — no contact, no tackles, no headers, no throw-ins — are forcing soccer players and coaches to adapt to a very different game.

#interscholastic-athletics, #massachusetts, #officiating-sports, #soccer

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‘Everything Is Closed Down.’ The Lack of Youth Sports Is a Crisis.

Despite a glut of sports on TV, the lack of youth leagues and teams in the pandemic could cost us for years to come.

#aspen-institute, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #luker-rich, #seattle-wash, #watts-los-angeles-calif

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The Pandemic Is Chasing Aging Coaches From the Field

One of Louisiana’s most successful high school football coaches retired, concerned that his blood cancer made him vulnerable to Covid-19. At least 30 high school and club coaches have died of the coronavirus.

#athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #louisiana, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #st-landry-parish-la

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DeVos Vows to Withhold Desegregation Aid to Schools Over Transgender Athletes

The Education Department has told Connecticut schools that desegregation grants will be cut off Oct. 1 if they continue to allow transgender students to choose the teams they compete on.

#athletics-and-sports, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #connecticut, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #hartford-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #magnet-schools, #new-haven-conn, #segregation-and-desegregation, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j

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Scrambling Across State Lines to Play During the Pandemic

Some high schools have postponed football seasons. Some are forging ahead. And others are in limbo, with young athletes desperate to find a way to avoid a lost season.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #norman-okla, #olathe-kan, #shutdowns-institutional

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Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns

A number of schools found the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease in their water, and experts say more should expect to see it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dayton-ohio, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #legionnairesdisease, #ohio, #pennsylvania, #pittsburgh-pa, #plumbing, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #water, #water-pollution, #your-feed-education, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Who Should Compete in Women’s Sports? There Are ‘Two Almost Irreconcilable Positions’

Some experts say inclusion and competitive fairness conflict as leaders consider how to regulate the athletic participation of transgender women.

#athletics-and-sports, #boise-state-university, #college-athletics, #discrimination, #ehardt-barbara-d, #gender, #hecox-lindsay, #hormones, #international-olympic-committee, #interscholastic-athletics, #testosterone, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #world-athletics

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Opening Schools Won’t Be Easy, but Here’s How to Do It Safely

Not all schools will be able to restart. For those that can, the focus should be on more than just the classroom.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-academies-of-the-united-states

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Inclusion of Transgender Student Athletes Violates Title IX, Trump Administration Says

Three female high school students in Connecticut had challenged a scholastic sports policy that allows transgender athletes to compete against them in track.

#alliance-defending-freedom, #athletics-and-sports, #bloomfield-conn, #boughton-mark-d, #canton-conn, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #connecticut, #danbury-conn, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #education-department-us, #glastonbury-conn, #hartford-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #track-and-field, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trevor-project, #women-and-girls

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How to Choose Colleges With Virtual Tours

A guide to some of the tour sites that aim to help students feel as if they are walking around campuses without leaving home.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-assn-for-college-admission-counseling

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High School Sports Pushed Out of Bounds By the Pandemic

The cancellation of the Texas state basketball tournament hit a small town hard and reflected the wave of spring sports shutdowns in all 50 states during a normally busy playoff season.

#coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #san-antonio-tex, #texas

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Youth Sports Worry About Weathering Pandemic, and Future Play

Will parents and children be eager to return to team sports once the threat of the coronavirus outbreak has passed?

#aspen-institute, #athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #lacrosse, #parenting

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