June 21, 2013 |
Camden High School football star Sean Chandler says there's sometimes a lot of trash talking on the field. "It motivates some people and bothers some people," Chandler said. Starting this fall, athletes and coaches will be subject to new rules designed to discourage unsportsmanlike behavior, the organization that oversees high school sports in New Jersey announced Wednesday. Under a policy developed by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and the state Attorney General's Office and its Division on Civil Rights, officials will enforce rules designed to crack down on harassing conduct related to race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.
February 16, 2012 |
TIRED OF READING negative stories involving big-time collegiate athletics? A special moment occurred during a recent Division III men's basketball game that restores one's faith that there still are really good people at the collegiate level. Gettysburg senior guard Cory Weissman scored his first collegiate point in last Saturday's Centennial Conference home game vs. Washington College (of Chestertown, Md.). The big deal is, Weissman suffered a stroke following his freshman season.
November 16, 2011 |
PENN STATE will leave the supportive cocoon that was Beaver Stadium last week for its first road game since the sexual abuse scandal broke. The Nittany Lions face Ohio State on Saturday in Columbus. "This week is the moment to showcase sportsmanship," Ohio State student government president Andy Messenger said yesterday, according to the Columbus Dispatch. "This is bigger than football. " Messenger and other student leaders made a special appearance and spoke to reporters before coach Luke Fickell's weekly news conference.
January 7, 2011 |
A see-worthy wooden pirate ship, with decks big enough to hold dozens of cheering students, was reduced to charred and shivering timbers by a suspected arson near a Bucks County high school early Thursday. The 48-foot vessel has been a familiar sight near Palisades High in Nockamixon since local contractor Scott Carr captained its creation seven years ago, said Donna Holmes, spokeswoman for the Palisades School District. The mostly black and purple ship, with gold and silver stipes, had staircases, an upper tier, and six masts, including one with a crow's nest.
October 28, 2010 |
In the emotional moments after his first coaching victory in nearly two years, Jarod Claybourn found a special place for the game ball. He put it in the hands of the opposing coach. "Classiest thing I've ever seen on a football field," Gateway coach Mike Karp said. Claybourn's gesture might be the coolest thing that's happened this season in South Jersey football. It definitely was the best display of sportsmanship. This was the situation on Friday night: Sterling was 0-5 and carrying a 17-game losing streak, and Gateway was 0-5 and carrying a 16-game losing streak.
October 2, 2010 |
The battle has begun to save the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Meanwhile, the political process designed to dismantle the 92-year-old organization continues to move forward. NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko vowed Friday to "vigorously oppose" any attempt to strip the organization of oversight of high school sports in the state. Timko said members of the organization must actively work to educate the public as well as state politicians about the "tainted" nature of a State Commission of Investigation report that was issued Wednesday, as well as the "agenda" of Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D., Gloucester/Salem)
October 1, 2010 |
The battle has begun to save the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Meanwhile, the political process designed to dismantle the 92-year-old organization continues to move forward. NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko vowed Friday to "vigorously oppose" any attempt to strip the organization of oversight of high school sports in the state. Timko said members of the organization must actively work to educate the public as well as state politicians about the "tainted" nature of a State Commission of Investigation report that was issued Wednesday, as well as the "agenda" of state assemblyman John Burzichelli (D., Gloucester/Salem)
July 10, 2008 |
If you read Monday morning's sports headlines, you learned that Rafael Nadal "dethroned" and "shocked" tennis champion Roger Federer at Wimbledon. If, on the other hand, you watched the match, you know that though one player prevailed, both men won. You also awoke Monday morning physically exhausted and emotionally spent. To watch this Wimbledon was to endure, to sweat, to grip the arms of your chair through a 4-hour, 48-minute white-knuckle contest between two giants of grace and beauty, and that other thing.
March 28, 2007 |
During a meeting last week inside the headquarters of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Mark Byers sat behind two piles of paper that looked as deep and imposing as the problems they proclaimed. "These," noted Byers, the statewide high school athletic organization's assistant executive director, "are disqualifications from our soccer and football seasons. " Meanwhile, as Brian Shulman was flying here for the same meeting, he found an ad for human-growth hormone in the airline magazine.
January 21, 2005
I have been watching pro sports and enjoying it for more than two decades. However, I now find myself asking "how" and "why. " The players' antics, attitudes and their obscene salaries have taken away from not only the sport but the fun of it all. I understand that the players are talented, I know that they work hard, and I expect players to get excited, but can someone please tell me why they do not respect each other and the fans? When I think back over the season, here's what I remember: brawls on the court and in the stands, over-the-top touchdown celebrations, and insulting remarks about a teammate's sexual preferences.