Football Is Deadly, but Not for the Reasons You Think

While the risks do not end on the field, the medical care often does.

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Turkeys Are Overlooked as Mascots. But Not in This Texas City

The country is full of bird-themed mascots. But only a proud few have embraced the turkey.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cuero-texas, #football, #interscholastic-athletics, #mascots, #turkeys, #virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university

Female College Athletes Say Pressure to Cut Body Fat Is Toxic

Several women in track and field said their mental health spiraled as they skipped meals to be leaner at the urging of coaches and peers.

#anxiety-and-stress, #arizona-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #diet-and-nutrition, #dimmick-hannah, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #interscholastic-athletics, #koopman-audra, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pennsylvania-state-university, #running, #schroeder-alaina, #sports-injuries, #stultz-abigail, #tavella-emma, #texas-christian-university, #track-and-field, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-oregon, #weight, #williford-christine, #women-and-girls

Kanye West Fallout Imperils Season for Donda Academy Basketball

Two tournaments dropped the high-profile boys’ high school team from their schedules, as players and their parents consider other options not associated with West.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #west-kanye

Sex Discrimination Case in Hawaii Could Change High School Sports Across the U.S.

It is rare for Title IX cases to go to trial. In Hawaii, a looming case could be a landmark stress test for the 50-year-old law.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #hawaii, #honolulu-hawaii, #interscholastic-athletics, #mink-patsy-t, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Big Ten Players Wonder Where They Fit Into a $1 Billion TV Deal

Student-athletes are excited for the exposure their league will receive, but paying players looms large.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #big-ten-conference, #cbs-corporation, #colleges-and-universities, #football, #fox-broadcasting-co, #indiana, #indiana-university, #interscholastic-athletics, #michigan, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ohio, #ohio-state-university, #pennsylvania-state-university, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-michigan, #xavier-university-of-ohio

In College Sports, the Power Five May Become the Power Two

The Big Ten and the SEC are consolidating power. The rest of college sports, some fear, could become a muddle.

#big-ten-conference, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

Equity in Sports Has Focused on Gender, Not Race. So Gaps Persist.

Title IX, over 50 years, has heavily benefited white women over women of color. That’s partly because race has never been part of the law.

#athletics-and-sports, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation

Once an ‘Easy Way Out’ for Equality, Women’s Soccer Is Now a U.S. Force

After Title IX passed in 1972, administrators found soccer to be a cheap way to comply. And participation rates soared in high schools, universities and at club levels for girls and women.

#athletics-and-sports, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #ncaa-soccer-championships, #soccer, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls, #womens-world-cup-soccer

Fifty Years On, Title IX’s Legacy Includes its Durability

From 1972 to 1973, the United States considered three landmark changes to protect women’s rights. Fifty years later, only one is likely to remain.

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #equal-rights-amendment, #interscholastic-athletics, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #womens-sports-foundation

Title IX 50th Anniversary: We Need a New Deal for Women’s Sports

We must dismantle the grandfathered-in systemic advantages that male athletes and male-dominated sports infrastructures continue to enjoy.

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The Real Enforcers of Title IX: Angry Parents

Girls are supposed to have equal access in schools. In practice, districts aren’t forced to change unless someone speaks up.

#athletics-and-sports, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #parenting, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

Jury Awards Man $10 Million by School District After Coach’s Abuse

Alex Harrison sued his school district for negligence after his high school tennis coach molested him. The case landed him back at the courthouse where he’d first told his story years earlier.

#burgos-normandie, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #harrison-alexander-m, #interscholastic-athletics, #marin-county-calif, #sex-crimes

Coach’s Prayers Prompt Supreme Court Test of Religious Freedom

Joseph Kennedy, a football coach at a public high school in Washington State, lost his job after praying on the 50-yard line after games.

#americans-united-for-separation-of-church-and-state, #bremerton-wash, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #football, #freedom-of-religion, #interscholastic-athletics, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #religion-state-relations, #school-boards, #supreme-court-us

Bad Behavior Drove a Referee Shortage. Covid Made It Worse.

For years, unruly parents have turned youth sporting events into a toxic environment. The cancellation of games and entire seasons over the last two years hastened an exodus of referees.

#athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #officiating-sports, #public-schools-athletic-league, #shortages

In a Georgia Mill Town, Soccer Presents a New Opportunity

Dalton, Ga., has not always welcomed the Mexican immigrants who came to work in its carpet mills. But the community is united behind its powerhouse high school soccer teams.

#coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #dalton-ga, #foreign-workers, #georgia, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #interscholastic-athletics, #mexican-americans, #mohawk-industries-inc, #soccer

Gov. Andrew Beshear of Kentucky Vetoes Transgender Sports Bill

The State Legislature, which is dominated by Republicans, may override the veto. Twelve states have enacted legislation barring young transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports.

#athletics-and-sports, #beshear-andrew-g-1977, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #kentucky, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals

’Magic Could Happen’ as Newbury Park Milers Seek a Record

The star milers of Newbury Park High School are getting a crash course in celebrity as they seek to crush a record. Catch them if you can. (You can’t.)

#brosnan-sean-track-coach, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #interscholastic-athletics, #newbury-park-high-school-newbury-park-calif, #running, #sahlman-aaron, #sahlman-colin, #track-and-field, #young-leo-2005, #young-lex-2005

This State Champion Girls’ Basketball Team Practiced on a Dirt Court

A Louisiana high school lost its gym when a hurricane tore through town. Practicing on a dirt court, the girls’ basketball team adopted a defiant motto: No gym, no problem.

#basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #hicks-la-high-school, #hicks-la, #hurricane-laura-2020, #interscholastic-athletics, #weather

Youth Football Is Making a Modest Comeback in Los Angeles

Demographic changes and parents’ reservations made the game less popular among children in Los Angeles. But with help from the Rams and the Chargers, football is making a modest comeback.

#football, #interscholastic-athletics, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-chargers, #los-angeles-county-calif, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #super-bowl

Ex-Casino Executive Gets 1 Year and 1 Day in Prison in College Admissions Scheme

The sentence for Gamal Abdelaziz, 64, of Las Vegas, was the longest yet in the continuing federal prosecution known as Operation Varsity Blues.

#abdelaziz-gamal, #basketball-college, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #huffman-felicity, #interscholastic-athletics, #loughlin-lori, #sentences-criminal, #singer-william-1960, #university-of-southern-california, #wilson-john-b-1959, #wynn-resorts-ltd

Death of High School Hockey Player Renews Debate on Neck Guards

Canada and Sweden mandate neck protection for amateurs, but U.S.A. Hockey only recommends players wear neck guards. Teddy Balkind’s death could change that.

#accidents-and-safety, #balkind-teddy-2005-22, #connecticut, #hockey-ice, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-hockey-league, #neck, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sports-injuries, #united-states, #usa-hockey

Amir Johnson Is More Than an Answer in N.B.A. Trivia

His name was the last on a list that included LeBron James, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant. But his biggest impact on basketball may be yet to come.

#basketball, #content-type-personal-profile, #detroit-pistons, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #g-league-ignite-basketball-team, #interscholastic-athletics, #johnson-amir-1987, #national-basketball-assn, #national-basketball-assn-development-league

A School Won 92-4 in Basketball. Then the Coach Was Suspended.

Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic high school for girls in Hamden, Conn., said that running up the score against Lyman Hall High School did not mesh with its values.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #connecticut, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #hamden-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #new-haven-conn, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #wallingford-conn

Dartmouth Beats Brown, Princeton Defeats Penn

The only Division I league to not play football last season because of the pandemic, the Ivy League endured an unusual journey of virus disruptions in its return.

#brown-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dartmouth-college, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #ivy-league, #princeton-university, #teevens-buddy

The First Family of New Jersey Football

Seventeen of the last 20 New Jersey state high school championships have featured a team coached by Mike Campanile or one of his four sons.

#bergen-catholic-high-school, #campanile-anthony, #campanile-mike, #campanile-nicky, #campanile-nunzio, #campanile-vito, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #don-bosco-prep-high-school, #football, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #miami-dolphins, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-state-interscholastic-athletic-assn, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey

To Honor His Indigenous Ancestors, He Became a Champion

Inspired by his great-grandfather’s repeated escapes from an Indigenous boarding school, Ku Stevens, 18, retraced the route. Then he set his sights on winning a Nevada state title.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #native-americans, #nevada, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #running, #stevens-ku, #stewart-indian-school-cultural-center-and-museum

St. John Bosco and Mater Dei Look a Lot Like Division I Programs

St. John Bosco and Mater Dei, 24 miles apart in Southern California, don’t just funnel players to the top college teams. Increasingly, they resemble them.

#draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #los-angeles-calif

High Schoolers Barred From Hockey Games After Crudely Taunting a Goalie

After students at a Pennsylvania high school yelled sexually explicit chants at a visiting team’s only female player, the entire student body was barred from games for the rest of the season.

#discrimination, #education-secondary, #hockey-ice, #interscholastic-athletics, #kittanning-pa, #pennsylvania, #school-discipline-students, #women-and-girls

Transgender Athletes Face Bans From Girls’ Sports in 10 U.S. States

Over the past two years, nine states have enacted laws to bar transgender girls and women from competing in girls’ and women’s sports. Another relied on an executive order for a ban.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #athletics-and-sports, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #states-us, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

The Varsity Blues Trial: What We’ve Learned About College Admissions

In closing arguments, prosecutors want to focus on bribes, but the ways in which universities cater to rich families is also on trial.

#admissions-standards, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #colleges-and-universities, #high-net-worth-individuals, #interscholastic-athletics, #john-wilson, #singer-william-1960, #university-of-southern-california

The Girls of Clearview High Are Back on the Field

For the defending New Jersey field-hockey state champions, last year was a season of frustration and loss — and this year’s tryouts are a chance to rebuild

#2021-education-issue, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-secondary, #hockey-field, #interscholastic-athletics, #new-jersey

Louisiana High School Sports Meet a Mighty Opponent: Climate Change

Repeated hurricanes have devastated the state’s schools, teams and athletic fields. Ida was the latest reminder of the challenges facing the Sportsman’s Paradise.

#cameron-parish-la, #grand-isle-la, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #interscholastic-athletics, #jefferson-parish-la, #south-cameron-high, #south-plaquemines-high

How Climate Change is Devastating Louisiana High School Sports

Repeated hurricanes have devastated the state’s schools, teams and athletic fields. Ida was the latest reminder of the challenges facing the Sportsman’s Paradise.

#cameron-parish-la, #grand-isle-la, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #interscholastic-athletics, #jefferson-parish-la, #south-cameron-high, #south-plaquemines-high

Football Player Who Assaulted a Referee Seeks a New Start

A high school football player in Texas became infamous when he did the unthinkable, leveling a referee. With grace from the ref, the player is seeking a new start.

#assaults, #duron-emmanuel, #education-k-12, #football, #gracia-fred, #interscholastic-athletics, #officiating-sports, #rio-grande-valley-tex

Teenage Ballers Can Cash in Earlier Than Ever. But at What Cost?

Male players as young as 16 have many options to play high-level basketball before the N.B.A. without going to college — and get paid big money to do it.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #g-league-ignite-basketball-team, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-basketball-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #overtime-elite-league, #student-athlete-compensation, #wages-and-salaries

Basketball Coach Is Fired After Tortillas Are Tossed at Visiting Team

Students at Coronado High School, near San Diego, threw the tortillas at players from the predominantly Latino Orange Glen High School on Saturday.

#california, #coronado-calif, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #interscholastic-athletics, #san-diego-calif, #school-discipline-students

College Baseball Pitcher, Sang Ho Baek, Dies After Tommy John Surgery

Sang Ho Baek, 20, “had been battling injuries throughout the season,” a teammate said, and underwent Tommy John surgery, a relatively common procedure for pitchers.

#baek-sang-ho-2001-21, #baseball, #deaths-obituaries, #george-mason-university, #interscholastic-athletics, #john-tommy, #maryland, #salisbury-md, #sports-injuries, #surgery-and-surgeons

Inside the ‘Deadly Serious’ World of E-Sports in South Korea

Each year, thousands of young South Koreans compete to join pro e-sports teams, but only a few make the cut​. An American company in Seoul wants to help more young gamers find jobs.

#asian-games, #colleges-and-universities, #computer-and-video-games, #content-type-personal-profile, #e-sports, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea

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.

#burgos-normandie, #claremont-mckenna-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #gould-stevie, #interscholastic-athletics, #marin-county-calif, #mill-valley-calif, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #orange-county-calif, #santa-barbara-calif, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #tennis, #university-of-chicago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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