SPORTS CONFLICT NEWS

The Sports Conflict Institute shares the latest sports conflict news.

How Mediation Could Help Dispute Between MLB and Rose

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred will not be ending the permanent ban (26 years and counting) from baseball on Pete Rose, the all-time hits leader, a 17-time All Star and 3-time World Champion. How is that good for baseball? READ MORE Read more >


New York Attorney General Anti-Trust Ticketing Probe May Lead To Big Trouble For The NFL

“With Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a damning report entitled, “Obstructed View: What’s Blocking New Yorkers from Getting Tickets”, which asserts that the National Football League has potentially committed anti-trust violations when it comes to pricing tickets. More specifically, the NFL has been accused of […] Read more >


A former player says goodbye to football

“I HAVE a confession: I can’t watch football anymore. Because instead of joy and excitement, I feel like I’m watching a slow-motion execution.” Read full article Read more >


Deaf Athlete Sues Michigan HS Athletic Association

In a suit filed in federal court, Ellis Kempf, a deaf wrestler for Royal Oak High School is suing the Michigan High School Athletic Association for refusing to allow an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter mat-side during MHSAA-sanctioned matches. Read more Read more >


Dr. Scott Brooks Discusses University of Missouri Protests and Issues of Race

In this episode, University of Missouri’s Dr. Scott Brooks joins to speak about recent events on race at universities, including the recent high profile series of events at his home university. Dr. Brooks’ specialties include urban sociology, race, class, and gender, social interaction, qualitative research, and sociology of sport. http://ift.tt/1T5qryD Read the story: http://ift.tt/1T5qryD Read more >


SCI’s Joshua Gordon on Elevation Trail podcast

SCI’s Joshua Gordon on Elevation Trail podcast – Listen now! http://ift.tt/1Sa6Oog Read the story: http://ift.tt/1Sa6Oog Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 84, November 17, 2015 | Race and Sport | University of Missouri’s Dr. Scott Brooks

University of Missouri’s Dr. Scott Brooks talks about recent events on campus that have caught national attention. As a specialist in sport and race, his insights are powerful and important. WATCH. Read the story: https://youtu.be/wQxIj4N_NDs Read more >


Russian Athletes Part of State-Sponsored Doping Program, Report Finds

“It’s worse than we thought.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1WIw63a Read more >


This Is Why NFL Star Greg Hardy Was Arrested For Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend

Deadspin report on Greg Hardy arrest. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1WCF9CI Read more >


Adidas to Help High Schools Drop Native American Mascots – Athletic Business

Adidas to Help High Schools Drop Native American Mascots Read the story: http://ift.tt/1kfDvFY Read more >


Lenny Dykstra says he hired a private investigator to blackmail MLB umpires

Dykstra says he hired a private investigator to blackmail MLB umpires. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1kNWuYr Read more >



AD’s Belt-Tightening, Attitude Wrecked Morale at Texas – Athletic Business

“It takes years to build something like this and not very long to torch it all.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1OfukS0 Read more >


Let athletes dope: a moral case – The Boston Globe

Should athletes be allowed to dope? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1gbJmcB Read more >


Why Aren’t More Women Reaching The Top Of College Sports?

“So what is preventing women from reaching the top of college athletics? Do they lack equal opportunity? Is there a glass ceiling in intercollegiate athletics? Most significantly, do women and men see the problems, as well as the solutions, in the same way?” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1UuWLKp Read more >


Woman sues OSU, ex-head football coach Mike Riley, says her 1999 rape occurred in ‘sexually…

A former student at Oregon State University has filed a federal Title IX lawsuit that accuses the school’s former head football coach Mike Riley of failing to correct a hostile and sexually violent culture among football players that contributed to her being raped. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1NNASaj Read more >


Cris Carter told NFL rookies to get ‘a fall guy,’ NFL says ‘inappropriate’

There are effective ways to approach athlete conduct – this is not one of them. “Just in case y’all not going to decide to do the right thing, if y’all got a crew, you got to have a ‘fall guy’ in the crew,” Carter said. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1EdKI2g Read more >


Art Briles’ apparent lie puts his future at Baylor in doubt

Art Briles’ apparent lie puts his future at Baylor in doubt Read the story: http://ift.tt/1PEB4Xk Read more >


Problem-solving Effectiveness of Sports Mediation

“The more power we use to problem solve, the more challenging it becomes to earn cooperation, get interests met and preserve or repair vital relationships.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ILPqk3 Read more >


Symmonds vs. USA Track and Field is far bigger than one runner

“Track and field has a problem. People are talking about it.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1N1FxF1 Read more >


IAAF Suspends 28 Athletes After Re-Testing Samples From 2005, 2007 World Champs

The IAAF announced on Tuesday that 28 athletes who competed in the 2005 and 2007 World Championships in Helsinki and Osaka will be disciplined for doping violations after stored samples revealed adverse findings. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1L4zAa9 Read more >


Reporter Claims Ousted Minnesota AD Sexually Harassed Her – Athletic Business

“Teague’s resignation comes on the heels of allegations from two unnamed female co-workers claiming Teague drunkenly groped them and sent them lewd and graphic text messages during a recent gathering.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1IFd9Co Read more >


Nick Symmonds In Sponsorship Dispute With USATF, Threatens Suit

“According to the report, USATF has told Symmonds that he is off the team if he does not sign by Sunday. “ Read the story: http://ift.tt/1SV5R7z Read more >


SCI TALK | Marc Greenbaum, Arbitrator Discusses Deflategate

SCI TALK | Marc Greenbaum Discusses NFLPA vs. NFL in Deflategate Controversy – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Marc Greenbaum is a Professor of Law and Co-Director of Labor and Employment Law Concentration at Suffolk University Law School. Professor Greenbaum is an experienced labor arbitrator and remains one of the most sought after neutrals for handling […] Read more >


Sports Ethic with Alex Smolka on SCI TV

Sports Ethic | Alex Smolka – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In an episode of SCI TV, Alex Smolka of Florida Atlantic University cross country and track & field discusses the sports ethic among his student athletes and the balance that today’s student athletes have to manage. Through his experience as a coach, Smolka addresses the […] Read more >


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Brand Damage Examining Impact of High Visibility Incidents in Sports

LEARN about the costs and impact of high visibility incidents in sports in this FREE webinar from Sports Conflict Institute – SCI. Read the story: https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=aUK2A13PLLo&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPrKqMwtu4Qo%26feature%3Dshare Read more >


98.5 The Sports Hub Audio

LISTEN to SCI’s Marc Greenbaum discuss Deflategate and the NFLPA’s case against the NFL on CBSBoston http://ift.tt/1KOCJdW Read the story: http://ift.tt/1KOCJdW Read more >


Tom Brady’s Deflategate challenge won’t be an easy win, legal specialists say – The Boston Globe

SCI Advisory Board member, Marc Greenbaum, provides analysis on Tom Brady Deflategate challenge. http://ift.tt/1gF2oJr Read the story: http://ift.tt/1gF2oJr Read more >


Olympics-Sports court to give athletes more say in choosing arbitrators

Changes in arbitration selection procedures at Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Read the story: http://ift.tt/1JHMn0o Read more >


Mental Strength Training | Sports Conflict Institute

Mental Strength Training | Matt Belair – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J With so much known about how to properly train the body, increased focus on the importance of mental strength and conditioning is only natural as athletes and coaches seek the next frontier for competitive advantage. In an episode of SCI TV, Matt Belair discuss […] Read more >


Dealing with an Angry Public in Sports | Patrick Field

Dealing with an Angry Public in Sports | Patrick Field – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In an episode of SCI TV, Patrick Field of the Consensus Building Institute discusses how to deal with stakeholder engagement in sports. Field is co-author of “Dealing With An Angry Public,” and he covers critical considerations in engaging key stakeholders […] Read more >


Missing Link

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Missing Link

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Army CB Josh Jenkins reportedly injured in fight with teammate

Serious injuries in teammate / teammate fight. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ea2R4k Read more >


Dr. Marc Williams Joins SCI and In America Sports Documentary

Dr. Marc Williams Joins In America Sports Documentary – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J An upcoming documentary for public television by the Sports Conflict Institute and In America will offer a fresh perspective on conflict in sports with guest speakers including sports culture and marketing guru Dr. Marc Williams. Williams is one of several thought leaders […] Read more >


SCI TV Reaches 75th Episode of Issues in Sports

SCI TV Reaches 75th Episode of Issues in Sports – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Part thought leadership and part industry insight, SCI TV has been covering issues in sports with special guests and experts for over two years, recently airing its 75th episode. The show covers current events in sports as well as recurring issues […] Read more >


Leigh Steinberg Joins SCI and In America for Documentary

Leigh Steinberg Joins Documentary with In America on Sports Conflict – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J An upcoming documentary for public television by the Sports Conflict Institute and In America with James Earl Jones will offer a unique perspective on conflict in sports with guest speakers including pioneering agent Leigh Steinberg. Steinberg is one of several […] Read more >


Issues in NCAA Compliance with Brad Barnes on SCI TV

Issues in NCAA Compliance | Brad Barnes – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J NCAA compliance is an area of sports that most people are either unfamiliar with or see only during major headlines and negative media. In an episode of SCI TV, Brad Barnes, Assistant Director of Athletic Compliance at Texas A&M University, discusses issues in […] Read more >


Missing Link

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Report: FSU Freshman QB Punched Woman in Face – Athletic Business

More off-field quarterback controversy at Florida State. http://ift.tt/1BSF7Ns Read the story: http://ift.tt/1BSF7Ns Read more >


Athlete Transitions with Martin Bingisser on SCI TV

Athlete Transitions | Martin Bingisser – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In an episode of SCI TV, Martin Bingisser discusses how he transitioned from a competitive collegiate athlete to balancing a successful professional career with being on the Swiss national team. He shares his insights on how the NCAA helped his career – as an athlete, […] Read more >


The NFL Team That Is Solving Millennials

Aligning team culture to better fit with the needs of its players. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1Cc88hP Read more >


SEC Sets Example with Domestic Violence Policy – Athletic Business

“It’s no secret that football has been struggling with a woman problem.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1C9cpSY Read more >


Transitioning to the Next Level

“The reason many athletes have a problem as they transition from high school to college and college to the pros is that there is a sudden jump in responsibility that they cannot handle.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1MJiSdG Read more >


Innovations in Athlete Development, Jordan Denning – Sports Conflict Institute

Innovations in Athlete Development | Jordan Denning – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The conventional wisdom is that with the right physical training, recovery, and coaching, athletes and teams can reach peak performance. On SCI TV Jordan Denning of CogSports discusses the importance of character for athletes, highlighting the latest developments in assessing and developing character […] Read more >


The Cost of Not Hiring Women Coaches

The cost of not hiring women coaches. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1EPVmVW Read more >


Exploring Title IX in College Sports with Paul Greene on SCI TV

Exploring Title IX in College Sports | Paul Greene – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Sexual harassment and sexual assault are major problems on college campuses, and while Title IX is best known for creating opportunities in women’s athletics, it is now being used to hold universities accountable for sexual assault response and prevention. In an […] Read more >


Analyzing a 2024 Boston Olympics Bid with the Boston Globe

Analyzing a 2024 Boston Olympics Bid with Boston Globe Reporters – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Hosting the Olympics can transcend sport and unite a city, but first come the hurdles of infrastructure, security, and billion dollar budgets. Theses challenges turn an Olympic bid into a marathon, and the City of Boston is currently wrestling with […] Read more >


Forgiveness in Sports

Forgiveness In Sports – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Sports are a multi-billion dollar industry comprised of athletes, coaches, trainers and business men and women. These people, athletes more often than the rest, are role models for society. They live in the spotlight whether they like it or not and receive a variety of criticisms, especially […] Read more >


The Gatlin dilemma | The Science of Sport

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Inside Slant: Deflategate will march on – NFL Nation – ESPN

“Conflict is a part of life. But so is conflict resolution, something the NFL has lost total control of. It shouldn’t be this hard.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1KZHdv0 Read more >


New White Paper on Cost of Conflict in Sports

White Paper on Cost of Conflict in Sports – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J When a university receives a call about a bullying, hazing, or sexual assault incident on the part of one of their coaches or athletes, the wheels of a crisis are set in motion. A scan of the sports headlines shows situations like […] Read more >


Katharine Nohr Discusses Risk Management in Sports

Katharine Nohr Discusses Risk Management in Sports – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J More than most public figures, elite athletes capture the limelight for better or worse. With constant media attention personal issues become public affairs and can damage or ruin careers. In a recent episode of SCI TV, industry expert Katharine Nohr discusses how to […] Read more >


SCI and James Earl Jones Announce Sports Documentary

Sports Documentary with James Earl Jones and In America – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J High profile issues in sports always capture public attention. Recent domestic abuse, sexual assault, and bullying incidents have raised important questions about our sports culture. What lessons can we learn from these destructive incidents and how can we use sports to […] Read more >


Manny Pacquiao Could Be Fined or Suspended from Boxing

“Our job is to protect the health and safety of fighters and the integrity of the sport,” Aguilar said. “We expect our fighters to be forthright.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1E4r5DM Read more >


Gender Determination in Sports | Sports Conflict Institute

Kerry Gillespie on Gender Determination in Sports – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Gender determination has becoming an increasingly heated and debated topic in sports. What does it truly mean to have a level playing field in sports? What role should gender determination have in this overarching goal? The Case of Dutee Chand Some countries have […] Read more >


Danny Mackey on Coaching Styles | Sports Conflict Institute

Danny Mackey on Coaching Styles – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J What are critical considerations when working with elite athletes? How might a coach alter their coaching style to the needs of an athlete? What challenges exist to build a winning culture? Danny Mackey, Head Coach of the Brooks Beasts Track Club in Seattle shares his […] Read more >


Vinnie Iyer on Character Concerns in the NFL

Vinnie Iyer on Character Concerns in the NFL – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The NFL draft season is here and teams are making choices about which type of players to add to their rosters, both for their skills on the field and their character off the field. In an episode of SCI TV, Vinnie Iyer […] Read more >


Smart Drugs, the Brain and Sports with Anjan Chatterjee

Smart Drugs, the Brain and Sports with Anjan Chatterjee – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Doping has been around sports for years and stars such as Lance Armstrong and Alex Rodriguez continue to capture the public’s imagination. But the future of doping may be radically different. So-called smart drugs and cosmetic neurology present a new frontier […] Read more >


David Steele Discusses Locker Room Culture

David Steele Discusses Locker Room Culture – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Sports controversies continue to revolve around issues of abuse and violence. These issues occur within team confines, as was the case with the Miami Dolphins and Richie Incognito, or off the field and away from the team as seen in the Ray Rice domestic […] Read more >


2015 NFL Draft–Character is Critical

“Predicting the propensity of a draftee to have later issues with behavior is a process fraught with peril.” Leigh Steinberg Read the story: http://ift.tt/1QbDa2B Read more >


College Athletic Departments’ Role in Investigating Sexual Assaults – Athletic Business

“While less than four percent of college students are athletes, student-athletes are involved in 19 percent of sexual assaults reported on college campuses.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1yOCvyS Read more >


IOC President announces ground-breaking educational service for elite athletes

“The IOC Athlete Learning Gateway will allow athletes to shape their futures while still pursuing their athletic careers.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1JTCYAD Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 68, April 15, 2015 (The Brain, Smart Drugs, and Sports | Anjan Chatterjee)

In this episode of SCI TV, we speak with accomplished neuroscientist Anjan Chatterjee (Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania) about the ethics and dangers of using so-called “smart drugs” in sports. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1D3sZmC Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 67, April 13, 2015 (Character Concerns and the NFL with Vinnie Iyer)

In this episode of SCI TV, we discuss The Dallas Cowboys’ recent acquisition of Greg Hardy given the players’ off-field issues and increased attention on off-field conduct in the NFL. The Cowboys’ signing comes less than a year after the Ray Rice scandal brought media scrutiny, once again, to behavior off the field and the […] Read more >


Curious Case of Chris Borland | Will Leitch

Will Leitch Discusses Chris Borland Case – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Former 49ers linebacker Chris Borland turned more heads with his sudden retirement announcement than during his first year of a promising NFL career. In a March episode of SCI TV, Sports on Earth Senior Writer Will Leitch explores the curious case of Borland and […] Read more >


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Student-Athlete Experience | Sports Conflict Institute

Former College Athletes Discusses Student-Athlete Experience – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Lately the student-athlete experience has undergone scrutiny in the media regarding recent changes and proposals around the NCAA. In a March episode of SCI TV, current and former collegiate student-athletes across a spectrum of universities and sports shed light on their experiences and reflect […] Read more >


Legal Issues in Sports | Paul Greene

Legal Issues in Sports | Paul Greene – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J From the Olympics to the collegiate level Paul Greene of Global Sports Advocates has seen his share of sports cases, representing elite athletes and governing bodies around the world. In a recent episode of SCI TV, Greene discusses major sports law issues including […] Read more >


Controlling the Olympic Moment – Sports Conflict Institute

Controlling the Olympic Moment – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI TV, researcher and former professional runner Dr. Anne Shadle discusses her study that searched for commonalities in the stories of three Olympic gold medal-winning athletes in Track and Field. Shadle wanted to explore the key factors, beyond talent, physical ability and […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 66, April 06, 2015 (Locker Room Culture, with David Steele)

In this episode of SCI TV, David Steele of Sporting News joins to discuss locker room culture in sports among other things. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1adtjs7 Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 65, April 06, 2015 (Crisis Management, UNF Coach Matthew Driscoll)

In this episode of SCI TV we talk with UNF Men’s Head Basketball Coach Matthew Driscoll, who guided his team to an historic appearance at the NCAA Tournament – the team’s first in school history. Coach Driscoll talks about managing his players and working to avoid situations off the court that may compromise performance on […] Read more >


The Red Sox Throw the Wrong Leadership at a Negotiation

“Thinking about what the other side needs to understand your position is a surefire way for creating value and reaching a deal.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1DBIx62 Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 64, March 30, 2015 (Challenges in NCAA Sports, Bill Bender)

In this episode of SCI TV, Bill Bender of The Sporting News discusses challenges and some of the recent scandals in NCAA sports. He also highlights potential changes to better mitigate these. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1DgA8EY Read more >


Blog: Destroying the Student-Athlete — A Cautionary Tale – Athletic Business

“For far too many college athletic programs, acting in the best interests of the student-athlete is pure fiction. From academic fraud to sexual assaults, colleges and universities have frequently failed their student-athletes by putting their best interests ahead of the student-athlete’s.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1bCy0wr Read more >


Blog: Destroying the Student-Athlete — A Cautionary Tale – Athletic Business

“For far too many college athletic programs, acting in the best interests of the student-athlete is pure fiction. From academic fraud to sexual assaults, colleges and universities have frequently failed their student-athletes by putting their best interests ahead of the student-athlete’s.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1bCy0wr Read more >


Blog: Destroying the Student-Athlete — A Cautionary Tale – Athletic Business

“For far too many college athletic programs, acting in the best interests of the student-athlete is pure fiction. From academic fraud to sexual assaults, colleges and universities have frequently failed their student-athletes by putting their best interests ahead of the student-athlete’s.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1bCy0wr Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 63, March 26, 2015 (Curious Case of Chris Borland with Special Guest Will Leitch)

In this episode of SCI TV we talk with Sports on Earth Senior Writer Will Leitch to explore the curious case of former 49ers linebacker Chris Borland and his sudden retirement announcement after completing the first year of a promising NFL career. He talks about the decision making process that Borland and other football players […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 62, March 9, 2015 (Student-Athlete Experience, Former Student Athletes)

In this episode of SCI TV, we examine the experiences of current and former collegiate student-athletes. This special panel consists of athletes who have played at universities spanning from coast-to-coast, playing sports ranging from football to track and field. Join us as we discover what they liked or disliked about their experiences, how the support […] Read more >


NCAA suspends Jim Boeheim 9 games, program loses 12 scholarships

Fallout for Syracuse. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1H7s6h9 Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 61, March 5, 2015 (Legal Issues in Sports; Paul Greene)

In this episode of SCI TV, Paul Greene of Global Sports Advocates discuss major sports law issues in the world. Paul is recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers as one of America’s leading sports lawyers. Watch and listen about major issues facing sports from one of the best in the business. Read the story: […] Read more >


SCI TV | The Importance of Athlete Development and Player Engagement

SCI TV | Duncan Fletcher Explains the Importance of Athlete Development and Player Engagement – Sports Conflict Institute http://ift.tt/eA8V8J What is athlete development? What does it entail? Why should administrators, coaches, athletes, and supports invest in off-field growth? SCI TV In a recent episode of SCI TV, Duncan Fletcher of Game Change Athlete Development Services […] Read more >


The Link Between Youth Sports And High Profile Athlete Misconduct

Does high profile athletes’ behavior impact young athletes? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1LgH4BM Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 60, February 23, 2015 (Athlete Development | Duncan Fletcher)

In this episode of SCI TV, Duncan Fletcher of Game Change speaks about athlete development and player engagement. He underscores some of the unique challenges that athletes face and how off-field activities are a critical component of on-field and future success. Read the story: http://ift.tt/17s5ZFG Read more >


Examples of Racial Stereotypes | Sports Conflict Institute

Examples of Racial Stereotypes http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Misplaced, incorrect, and plainly ignorant stereotypes – especially those with racial elements, but also gender, geographic, and other factors – are ever persistent in sports. Some stereotypes are extremely prominent and widely believed while some are more specific beliefs held within specific groups. They differ in the groups they refer […] Read more >


Student-Athlete Experience | Sports Conflict Institute

Is student-athlete experience in your athletic department consistent with the mission of the university? Read the story: http://ift.tt/YYiAvv Read more >


POLL: Racism and Your Sports Life? – Sports Conflict Institute

POLL | Racism and Your Sports Life? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The latest poll is now live asking about your experience with racism and sports. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. The post POLL | Racism and Your Sports Life? appeared first on Sports Conflict […] Read more >


Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict In Sports

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SCI TV, Episode 59, February 16, 2015 (Controlling the Olympic Moment | Anne Shadle)

In this episode of SCI TV, we discuss with Anne Sadle her study that searched for commonalities in the stories of three Olympic gold metal-winning athletes in Track and Field. The interest of the study was to explore what were the key factors, beyond talent, physical ability and technical training that impacted their achieving success […] Read more >


Racial Segregation in American Sports – Sports Conflict Institute

Racial Segregation in American Sports http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Like much of society, professional American sports were segregated in the first part of the 20th Century, preventing black athletes from competing with white athletes. In baseball, there were established ‘Negro’ leagues for non-white players (while these leagues were predominantly African-American, there were also several Latin-Americans playing in the […] Read more >


Armour: Little League kids suffer at hands of adults

There is no feel-good story, no heartwarming tale of inspiration that adults can’t screw up. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1zPg1vw Read more >


History and Culture | Dr. Scott Brooks

History and Culture | Dr. Scott Brooks http://ift.tt/16UO61x On this episode of SCI TV, Dr. Scott Brooks, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Missouri, discusses black athletes and the inherent myth about natural talent and the hard work that black athletes put in to get where they go. Dr. Brooks sees sports as […] Read more >


Jackie Robinson West stripped of U.S. Little League title for cheating

After months of staying mum while cheating allegations circled U.S. champs Jackie Robinson West, Little League International has finally taken action and stripped the Chicago-based team of its title. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1E95pqE Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 58, February 9, 2015 (History & Culture – Black History; Scott Brooks)

On this episode of SCI TV, Dr. Scott Brooks, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Missouri, discusses black athletes and the inherent myth about natural talent and the hard work that black athletes put in to get where they go. Dr. Brooks sees sports as a means of investigating issues and myths around […] Read more >


Two Seahawks Eviscerate The Argument Against Paying NCAA Athletes

“You’re not on scholarship for school.” – Richard Sherman Read the story: http://ift.tt/166R97t Read more >


Sports Analytics Culture Shock | Sports Conflict Institute

Sports Analytics Culture Shock http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Value of Statistics Many traditionalists and old-school sports enthusiasts refuse to jump on the bandwagon of using a statistical or analytical lens to view sports. Rather than going to numbers, percentages, and statistics to engage with sports – whether it be for analyzing quality, measuring teams, or pure fun – […] Read more >


J.R. Smith thinks he’s successful as a Cav because ‘there’s no going out’ in Cleveland

Off-court choices impact on-court success. Sometimes, matching environment to athlete is key. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1y6dRmN Read more >


Finding that Edge: Professional Sports and 21st Century Advantages Over Competition

“To many, brainpower like raw athleticism, is just something that you’re born with. And certainly part of that is true. But as humans continue to do, we evolve. Training the brain can be done just as we can workout our cardiovascular system, our lats, our glutes, or our biceps.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1uLZpEU Read more >


NFL seasons begins and ends amid controversy

“The NFL season is ending, just as it began, in turmoil.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1GSEaGv Read more >


Pride, Prejudice Or Parity? Who Reigns Superior In College Football? – Sports Conflict Institute

Pride, Prejudice Or Parity? Who Reigns Superior In College Football? http://ift.tt/1zDPanr The question of whether one conference or team reigns superior to the others is one that could be debated 365 days of the year and still not be resolved with one final answer. Many times you will get different answers based on who you […] Read more >


Paula Radcliffe Wants Suspicious Blood Values Revealed – Competitor.com

Athlete asking filmmaker to share possible doping evidence with IAAF. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1yx8AZa Read more >


sports.yahoo.com

“The cases are at various stages, from preliminary inquiry to awaiting a hearing with the Division I Committee on Infractions, and they involve a variety of missteps, including allegations that players received impermissible assistance from professors, academic advisers, or people outside of an athletic department.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1CcwsTD Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 57, January 21, 2015 (NFL Deflategate Analysis)

Joshua Gordon and Ken Pendleton discuss the current “Deflategate” scandal in the National Football League. Read the story: http://ift.tt/15uz4iw Read more >


Hey NCAA, Bobby Bowden wants his vacated wins back too

Thoughts on reinstating wins after sanctions originally levied? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1AHIvDW Read more >


ABC News

Unsportsman-like conduct? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1BjoQzs Read more >


Sports Fan Riots | Sports Conflict Institute

Sports Fan Riots http://ift.tt/eA8V8J After Ohio State’s football team won the inaugural College Football Playoff, earning the school its first National Champion since 2002, many fans in Columbus, OH took to the streets in riot-filled celebration and destruction. The fact is that this is a common occurrence among sport fans. When a team wins a […] Read more >


Oregon Ducks’ Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olumu Discusses Social Networking on SCI TV – Sports Conflict…

Oregon Ducks’ Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olumu Discusses Social Networking on SCI TV http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI TV, Oregon Ducks’ Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olumu discusses some of the challenges presented by social media in college athletics. With Monday’s Inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship between the University of Oregon Ducks and the Florida State University Seminoles, […] Read more >


NCAA Football Sportsmanship: Florida State & Oregon | Sports Conflict Institute

NCAA Football Sportsmanship – Florida State & Oregon http://ift.tt/eA8V8J At nearly the highest stage of NCAA College Football, Florida State and Oregon, two of the top teams in the country, showed the world that many of their team-members still need to pass NCAA Football Sportsmanship 101. It began with Jameis Winston gradually becoming unglued in […] Read more >


SCI TALK | College Football Playoff Selection Comittee

SCI TALK | Tom Jernstedt of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee Shares Insights http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI TALK, we are joined by Tom Jernstedt of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. He shares his fascinating experience with this historic change in NCAA Athletics along with insights from the past 40 years of […] Read more >


Meaning In Sports: Why I Still Run | Sports Conflict Institute

Meaning In Sports: Why I Still Run http://ift.tt/eA8V8J I have been running since sixth grade. At times casual and others fiercely competitive, running is far and away the sport I am closest to. It has shaped my daily routine, circles of friends, and the meaning I see in my own life for many years. For […] Read more >


Sport Offers a Hopeful Escape From Everyday Life – Sports Conflict Institute

Sport Offers a Hopeful Escape From Everyday Life http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The Offer of Hopeful Escape Sport has the ability to pull people into a hopeful escape from the real world. Rather than dealing with the struggles of day-to-day life, people are able to engage in sport in a way that shuts out everything else. That sport, […] Read more >


Disability Sport: Integration and Inclusion – Sports Conflict Institute

Disability Sport: Integration and Inclusion http://ift.tt/1rZfl5g Progress in the 1900s The 20th century was a great one in terms of increasing the opportunities of people with disabilities to participate in disability sport. Organized events, institutions, and policies were all developed aimed at furthering the chance of participation in sport. Similarly, research took off involving how […] Read more >


Why the ombudsman’s role should grow throughout sports – Awful Announcing

Why the Ombudsman’s role should grow throughout sports Read the story: http://ift.tt/1IclT5i Read more >


Why the ombudsman’s role should grow throughout sports – Awful Announcing

Why the Ombudsman’s role should grow throughout sports Read the story: http://ift.tt/1IclT5i Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 56, December 1, 2014 (Disability in Sports; Aaron Scheidies)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore Disability in Sports with Aaron Scheidies, legally blind ITU World Paratriathlon Champion, He discusses issues and challenges he has faced and educates on some of the systemic barriers he has had to overcome en route to his status as a World Champion. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1pJS6L8 Read more >


SCI TALK | Athlete Philanthropy

SCI TALK | Athlete Philanthropy; Harrie Bakst of Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI Talk, we explore Athlete Philanthropy in the world of professional sports with Harrie Bakst of Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group. He discusses the issues and controversies surrounding athlete philanthropy and suggests effective ways for athletes to foster a […] Read more >




College Sports Ombuds? | Sports Conflict Institute

College Sports Ombuds? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Intercollegiate sports have provided success stories, fan excitement, substantial college revenues, and character building experiences to many young athletes. However, when I look at the news with each passing month, it is obvious that there are a wide range of systemic problems present that are not getting any better with time. […] Read more >


College Sports Ombuds? | Sports Conflict Institute

College Sports Ombuds? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Intercollegiate sports have provided success stories, fan excitement, substantial college revenues, and character building experiences to many young athletes. However, when I look at the news with each passing month, it is obvious that there are a wide range of systemic problems present that are not getting any better with time. […] Read more >


College Sports Ombuds? | Sports Conflict Institute

College Sports Ombuds? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Intercollegiate sports have provided success stories, fan excitement, substantial college revenues, and character building experiences to many young athletes. However, when I look at the news with each passing month, it is obvious that there are a wide range of systemic problems present that are not getting any better with time. […] Read more >


UT suspends A.J. Johnson, Michael Williams from team

The University of Tennessee football team has suspended a star linebacker and a second player as suspects in an alleged off-campus rape of a 19-year-old woman and the alleged sexual assault of another 19-year-old woman in the early hours of Sunday morning. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1xQty4c Read more >


UT suspends A.J. Johnson, Michael Williams from team

The University of Tennessee football team has suspended a star linebacker and a second player as suspects in an alleged off-campus rape of a 19-year-old woman and the alleged sexual assault of another 19-year-old woman in the early hours of Sunday morning. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1xQty4c Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 55, November 13, 2014 (College Basketball; Jason Belzer)

In this episode of SCI TV, we talk with Jason Belzer, founder and President of GAME, Inc. and contributing writer for Forbes.com. He discusses college sports and the unique insights he is able to present in his Forbes contributions. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1wuwI9X Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 55, November 13, 2014 (College Basketball; Jason Belzer)

In this episode of SCI TV, we talk with Jason Belzer, founder and President of GAME, Inc. and contributing writer for Forbes.com. He discusses college sports and the unique insights he is able to present in his Forbes contributions. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1wuwI9X Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 55, November 13, 2014 (College Basketball; Jason Belzer)

In this episode of SCI TV, we talk with Jason Belzer, founder and President of GAME, Inc. and contributing writer for Forbes.com. He discusses college sports and the unique insights he is able to present in his Forbes contributions. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1wuwI9X Read more >


The Sex Abuse Scandal Plaguing USA Swimming

“There’s a horror in the shadows of American competitive swimming: a continuing legacy of sexual abuse, usually involving male coaches who prey on young women—and a governing body that looks the other way.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1GSYhlw Read more >


UNC athletics committee examines athletes’ time commitments | The Herald-Sun

“We, as a university, are putting a very heavy demand on them.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/10ZLP2A Read more >


UNC athletics committee examines athletes’ time commitments | The Herald-Sun

“We, as a university, are putting a very heavy demand on them.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/10ZLP2A Read more >


UNC athletics committee examines athletes’ time commitments | The Herald-Sun

“We, as a university, are putting a very heavy demand on them.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/10ZLP2A Read more >


UNC athletics committee examines athletes’ time commitments | The Herald-Sun

“We, as a university, are putting a very heavy demand on them.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/10ZLP2A Read more >


UNC athletics committee examines athletes’ time commitments | The Herald-Sun

“We, as a university, are putting a very heavy demand on them.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/10ZLP2A Read more >


Sports Conflict Institute Founder, Joshua Gordon, interviewed on Front Office Sports – Sports…

Sports Conflict Institute Founder, Joshua Gordon, interviewed on Front Office Sports http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Sports Conflict Institute Founder, Joshua Gordon, interviewed on Front Office Sports. Read Interview The post Sports Conflict Institute Founder, Joshua Gordon, interviewed on Front Office Sports appeared first on Sports Conflict Institute. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1zK9faQ Read more >


SCI TALK | The Oregonian’s Connor Letourneau

SCI TALK | The Oregonian’s Connor Letourneau on NCAA College Basketball http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI Talk, we explore College Basketball with Connor Letourneau of The Oregonian. He discusses the issues and controversies surrounding college basketball today, and suggests methods that can be implemented to cultivate a more conducive environment for the student-athlete. http://ift.tt/1Eq3nSg […] Read more >


SCI TALK | The Oregonian’s Connor Letourneau

SCI TALK | The Oregonian’s Connor Letourneau on NCAA College Basketball http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI Talk, we explore College Basketball with Connor Letourneau of The Oregonian. He discusses the issues and controversies surrounding college basketball today, and suggests methods that can be implemented to cultivate a more conducive environment for the student-athlete. http://ift.tt/1Eq3nSg […] Read more >


SCI TALK | The Oregonian’s Connor Letourneau

SCI TALK | The Oregonian’s Connor Letourneau on NCAA College Basketball http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI Talk, we explore College Basketball with Connor Letourneau of The Oregonian. He discusses the issues and controversies surrounding college basketball today, and suggests methods that can be implemented to cultivate a more conducive environment for the student-athlete. http://ift.tt/1Eq3nSg […] Read more >


Cuban: Be proactive about athlete’s red flags

“You don’t go from the minors or college to the pros and all of a sudden become a spouse abuser, or any of a number of other serious personal issues. Those traits don’t suddenly appear when you make a pro roster. They were there in college. They were probably there prior to college. Yet we […] Read more >


Cuban: Be proactive about athlete’s red flags

“You don’t go from the minors or college to the pros and all of a sudden become a spouse abuser, or any of a number of other serious personal issues. Those traits don’t suddenly appear when you make a pro roster. They were there in college. They were probably there prior to college. Yet we […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 54, November 3, 2014 (MLB; Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore Major League Baseball with Tim Elfrink of Miami New Times. He discusses the issues and controversies surrounding the MLB, and suggests methods that can be implemented for the sport to move forward. Specifically, he speaks about the performance enhancing drug controversy surrounding Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 54, November 3, 2014 (MLB; Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore Major League Baseball with Tim Elfrink of Miami New Times. He discusses the issues and controversies surrounding the MLB, and suggests methods that can be implemented for the sport to move forward. Specifically, he speaks about the performance enhancing drug controversy surrounding Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 54, November 3, 2014 (MLB; Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore Major League Baseball with Tim Elfrink of Miami New Times. He discusses the issues and controversies surrounding the MLB, and suggests methods that can be implemented for the sport to move forward. Specifically, he speaks about the performance enhancing drug controversy surrounding Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 54, November 3, 2014 (MLB; Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore Major League Baseball with Tim Elfrink of Miami New Times. He discusses the issues and controversies surrounding the MLB, and suggests methods that can be implemented for the sport to move forward. Specifically, he speaks about the performance enhancing drug controversy surrounding Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and […] Read more >


Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict In Sports

NBA | Sports Conflict Institute Read the story: http://eepurl.com/7e3Wz Read more >




Cal U. Cancels Game After Players Beat Man Unconscious – Athletic Business

Game cancelled after violent act by its players. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ue0qEI Read more >


Embattled Michigan AD Brandon resigning post

AD Dave Brandon leaving Michigan Read the story: http://ift.tt/108hNJr Read more >


Issues in Advertising on NBA Jerseys | Sports Conflict Institute

Issues in Advertising on NBA Jerseys http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Recently, there has been talk in the NBA sphere of developing a system to place advertisements on jerseys. The issue of jersey advertisement has been lingering for some time, but has garnered much more focus with Adam Silver as the new commissioner. In fact, Silver himself noted that […] Read more >


Issues in Advertising on NBA Jerseys | Sports Conflict Institute

Issues in Advertising on NBA Jerseys http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Recently, there has been talk in the NBA sphere of developing a system to place advertisements on jerseys. The issue of jersey advertisement has been lingering for some time, but has garnered much more focus with Adam Silver as the new commissioner. In fact, Silver himself noted that […] Read more >


Pac-12 adopts sweeping reforms to student-athlete policy

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Pac-12 adopts sweeping reforms to student-athlete policy

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Pac-12 adopts sweeping reforms to student-athlete policy

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SCI TV, Episode 53, October 27, 2014 (NBA; Henry Abbott)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the NBA with the Senior NBA writer and founder of the TrueHoop NBA blog, Henry Abbott. He discusses issues and perspectives concerning the NBA, and some of the developing ideas and concepts that are in place to help the game progress. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1DU7RlM Read more >


Event Management: Plan for the Worst | Sports Conflict Institute

Event Management: Plan for the Worst http://ift.tt/eA8V8J When managing an event, organizers must always be wary of one very crucial detail, Murphy’s Law is in effect. No matter how well you plan, there is always a chance for a fiasco. In a February 2014 episode of SCI TV, SCI founder Joshua Gordon, asked Gil Fried, […] Read more >


Event Management: Plan for the Worst | Sports Conflict Institute

Event Management: Plan for the Worst http://ift.tt/eA8V8J When managing an event, organizers must always be wary of one very crucial detail, Murphy’s Law is in effect. No matter how well you plan, there is always a chance for a fiasco. In a February 2014 episode of SCI TV, SCI founder Joshua Gordon, asked Gil Fried, […] Read more >


Event Management: Plan for the Worst | Sports Conflict Institute

Event Management: Plan for the Worst http://ift.tt/eA8V8J When managing an event, organizers must always be wary of one very crucial detail, Murphy’s Law is in effect. No matter how well you plan, there is always a chance for a fiasco. In a February 2014 episode of SCI TV, SCI founder Joshua Gordon, asked Gil Fried, […] Read more >


Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict In Sports

Reinventing the NCAA | Sports Conflict Institute Read the story: http://eepurl.com/5imvP Read more >


Former USC Star Blasts AD after Post-Game Incidents – Athletic Business

Ugly confrontation at USC Read the story: http://ift.tt/12srRyi Read more >


Former USC Star Blasts AD after Post-Game Incidents – Athletic Business

Ugly confrontation at USC Read the story: http://ift.tt/12srRyi Read more >


Former USC Star Blasts AD after Post-Game Incidents – Athletic Business

Ugly confrontation at USC Read the story: http://ift.tt/12srRyi Read more >


Former USC Star Blasts AD after Post-Game Incidents – Athletic Business

Ugly confrontation at USC Read the story: http://ift.tt/12srRyi Read more >


1,500 athletes in UNC academic fraud

Two decades of a “shadow curriculum”? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1uHlygY Read more >


1,500 athletes in UNC academic fraud

Two decades of a “shadow curriculum”? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1uHlygY Read more >


1,500 athletes in UNC academic fraud

Two decades of a “shadow curriculum”? Read the story: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/probe-reveals-scope-academic-fraud-unc-170930676–spt.html Read more >


Law Professor Named New USOC Ombudsman

“America’s athletes deserve the very best, and that includes the kind of independent advice they receive.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/12dFtxt Read more >


Law Professor Named New USOC Ombudsman

“America’s athletes deserve the very best, and that includes the kind of independent advice they receive.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/12dFtxt Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 52, October 20, 2014 (Resiliency in Sports, Dr. Shannon Leinert)

On this episode of SCI TV, we explore the concept of resiliency in sports with Dr. Shannon Leinert. Resiliency has been defined as a protective mechanism thought to emerge from specific personality features, such as self-esteem, or from aspects of social support and adaptive coping resources and strategies. In essence, resilient individuals possess the ability […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 52, October 20, 2014 (Resiliency in Sports, Dr. Shannon Leinert)

On this episode of SCI TV, we explore the concept of resiliency in sports with Dr. Shannon Leinert. Resiliency has been defined as a protective mechanism thought to emerge from specific personality features, such as self-esteem, or from aspects of social support and adaptive coping resources and strategies. In essence, resilient individuals possess the ability […] Read more >


Soccer Corruption Report Won’t Be Published in Full

Soccer Corruption Report Won’t Be Published in Full Read the story: http://ift.tt/1nsUlBt Read more >


Florida St. Jameis Winston hearing poses many legal questions

Legal insights on Jameis Winston hearing. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1Di4ipd Read more >


Florida St. Jameis Winston hearing poses many legal questions

Legal insights on Jameis Winston hearing. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1Di4ipd Read more >


Why Sports Mediation Can Improve Team Performance | SCI (Sports Conflict Institute)

Why Sports Mediation Can Improve Team Performance http://ift.tt/eA8V8J As a practitioner in appropriate dispute resolution, I often like to look back on my experiences prior to entering the field. Having around a decade of business management experience, coaching runners for just as long, and spending countless more years as an athlete (though not a great […] Read more >


Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sued For Exploiting Volunteers [Update]

When do volunteers become exploited labor? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1rxU1fH Read more >


Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sued For Exploiting Volunteers [Update]

When do volunteers become exploited labor? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1rxU1fH Read more >


Is Mediation in Sports Best for Fans? – Sports Conflict Institute

Is Mediation in Sports Best for Fans? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Conflicts in sports – especially those in high-profile sports leagues – differ from many other high-profile conflicts due to the nature of stakeholders in the conflict. Fans of players, teams, and leagues have an unorthodox relationship with these organizations and entities. The fans are stakeholders insofar as […] Read more >


Is Mediation in Sports Best for Fans? – Sports Conflict Institute

Is Mediation in Sports Best for Fans? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Conflicts in sports – especially those in high-profile sports leagues – differ from many other high-profile conflicts due to the nature of stakeholders in the conflict. Fans of players, teams, and leagues have an unorthodox relationship with these organizations and entities. The fans are stakeholders insofar as […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 51, October 13, 2014 (Mediation in Sports, Mr Gary Furlong)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore mediation in Sports in the world of college and professional sports with Mr Gary Furlong of Agree Dispute Resolution. Mr Furlong discusses the issues surrounding mediation in sports, and how best to resolve conflicts without them having a destructive impact on a sporting team’s performance, finances, and […] Read more >


Georgia RB Todd Gurley indefinitely suspended amid NCAA rules investigation

Star RB suspended indefinitely for possible NCAA rules violation. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1w40i7f Read more >


Georgia RB Todd Gurley indefinitely suspended amid NCAA rules investigation

Star RB suspended indefinitely for possible NCAA rules violation. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1w40i7f Read more >


NCAA Reform: Autonomy Issues | Sports Conflict Institute

NCAA Reform: Autonomy Issues http://ift.tt/eA8V8J With the upcoming NCAA reform, Sport Conflict Institute recently discussed ideas, problems, and possible solutions with tenured University of Nebraska Law Professor, Jo Potuto. The esteemed faculty representative and professor believes in process. And with such drastic changes across all five major conferences within the NCAA, Potuto believes that governance […] Read more >


A Conversation with Faculty Athletics Representative Jo Potuto

Reinventing the NCAA: A Conversation with Faculty Athletics Representative Jo Potuto http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the theme of Reinventing the NCAA with the University of Nebraska’s Josephine Potuto. She discusses issues and perspectives regarding reinventing the NCAA, and improvements to the system to make it a more enriching and consistently […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 50, October 7, 2014 (Reinventing the NCAA; Jo Potuto)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the theme of Reinventing the NCAA with the University of Nebraska’s Josephine Potuto. She discusses issues and perspectives regarding reinventing the NCAA, and improvements to the system to make it a more enriching and consistently positive experience for student-athletes. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1rVgRBF Read more >


Jaguars apologize for mascot’s Ebola sign

The Jaguars have apologized for their mascot using the Ebola epidemic to mock the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Terrible Towels during Sunday’s game between the teams at EverBank Field on Sunday afternoon. Read the story: http://ift.tt/ZObtqX Read more >


Florida QB Harris accused of sexual assault

Florida Gators freshman backup quarterback Treon Harris is under investigation after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus early Sunday morning, the school announced Monday. Read the story: http://ift.tt/Z9FxMz Read more >


Florida QB Harris accused of sexual assault

Florida Gators freshman backup quarterback Treon Harris is under investigation after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus early Sunday morning, the school announced Monday. Read the story: http://ift.tt/Z9FxMz Read more >


eepurl.com

NCAA Student-Athlete Experience Read the story: http://eepurl.com/4VV_b Read more >


Group Dynamics in Sport | Sports Conflict Institute

SCI TV Examines Group Dynamics in Sport with Dr. Mark Eys http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Sports Conflict Institute’s Joshua Gordon and Dr. Ken Pendleton discuss group dynamics with guest Dr. Mark Eys, co-author of Group Dynamics in Sport. They cover elements of group cohesion, it’s effect on performance, and which team activities build or undermine cohesion. Group Performance […] Read more >


Cornell University’s Jen Baker On Leadership Development

Cornell University’s Jen Baker Discusses Leadership Development on SCI TV http://ift.tt/eA8V8J With leadership such an important element of team success, Sports Conflict Institute’s Joshua Gordon and Dr. Ken Pendleton recently spoke with Jen Baker, the Director of the Big Red Leadership Institute at Cornell University, about her approach to leadership development and how it can […] Read more >


Bullying in Professional and NCAA Sports | SCI | @sportconflict

SCI TV Examines Bullying in Professional and NCAA Sports with Suffolk University Law School Professor David Yamada http://ift.tt/eA8V8J According to Suffolk University Law School Professor David Yamada, the commitment to create healthier workplaces for athletes on all levels must come from within the organizations themselves. No Quick Fix “It takes a multiplicity of forces coming […] Read more >


NCAA Student-Athlete Experience Assessment | SCI

Sports Conflict Institute Announces NCAA Student-Athlete Experience Assessment http://ift.tt/eA8V8J With the complexity of intercollegiate athletics, both administrators and coaches understand that the student-athlete experience across all teams needs to be consistent with university mission, objectives, and goals. Grid of Shame Yet, according to The College Football Grid of Shame, developed and updated annually by the […] Read more >


The Players’ Tribune

“I used to beat people up. Truthfully, I used to beat people up a lot. Many of you readers probably think I have been Mr. Goody Two-Shoes my whole life, but honestly, I was a bully growing up. ” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1pth9wk Read more >


The Players’ Tribune

“I used to beat people up. Truthfully, I used to beat people up a lot. Many of you readers probably think I have been Mr. Goody Two-Shoes my whole life, but honestly, I was a bully growing up. ” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1pth9wk Read more >


NBPA’s Michele Roberts: Domestic violence policies unlikely to change soon

An examination of the NBA’s domestic violence policy challenge. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1veKUVb Read more >


NBPA’s Michele Roberts: Domestic violence policies unlikely to change soon

An examination of the NBA’s domestic violence policy challenge. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1veKUVb Read more >


Opinion: Michigan Stance on QB Concussion Defies Belief – Athletic Business

“It’s the responsibility of any decent coach, with the help of all those assistant coaches and all those medical professionals, to get that player’s butt to safety. Immediately.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1nNNRgU Read more >


Opinion: Michigan Stance on QB Concussion Defies Belief – Athletic Business

“It’s the responsibility of any decent coach, with the help of all those assistant coaches and all those medical professionals, to get that player’s butt to safety. Immediately.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1nNNRgU Read more >


Opinion: Michigan Stance on QB Concussion Defies Belief – Athletic Business

“It’s the responsibility of any decent coach, with the help of all those assistant coaches and all those medical professionals, to get that player’s butt to safety. Immediately.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1nNNRgU Read more >


Opinion: Michigan Stance on QB Concussion Defies Belief – Athletic Business

“It’s the responsibility of any decent coach, with the help of all those assistant coaches and all those medical professionals, to get that player’s butt to safety. Immediately.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1nNNRgU Read more >


SCI Talk, Episode 49, Oct 1, 2014 (Risk Management in the NCAA; Mr Torre Chisholm of Portland Sta…

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore risk management in the NCAA with Torre Chisholm, Portland State University.Athletic Director. He discusses the procedures taken to ensure student-athletes have the safest experience possible, while discussing the issues surrounding risk management in the NCAA today. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1wZLibp Read more >


SCI Talk, Episode 49, Oct 1, 2014 (Risk Management in the NCAA; Mr Torre Chisholm of Portland Sta…

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore risk management in the NCAA with Torre Chisholm, Portland State University.Athletic Director. He discusses the procedures taken to ensure student-athletes have the safest experience possible, while discussing the issues surrounding risk management in the NCAA today. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1wZLibp Read more >


Husain Abdullah draws penalty for muslim prayer in endzone

“The NFL — already under fire for domestic violence issues related to players — may now face a First Amendment brouhaha after referees in the Kansas City-New England Monday night matchup flagged the Chief’s Husain Abdullah for his celebratory endzone behavior.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oumuTV Read more >


Husain Abdullah draws penalty for muslim prayer in endzone

“The NFL — already under fire for domestic violence issues related to players — may now face a First Amendment brouhaha after referees in the Kansas City-New England Monday night matchup flagged the Chief’s Husain Abdullah for his celebratory endzone behavior.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oumuTV Read more >


Task Force on Academics and Athletics report details recommendations to address student-athlete…

The task force strongly recommended, as well, the addition of a campus ombudsperson with “specific understanding of the situations of student-athletes” to act as a resource for these individuals. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1nc9qrf Read more >


www.multibriefs.com

What’s needed is a comprehensive system that includes education, conflict management skills, conflict coaching, ombuds-like services, and confidential counseling that begins the moment a player contract is signed and continues through retirement. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1v58CVR Read more >


NCAA prez Mark Emmert says domestic violence incidents should be handled by universities

Should the NCAA defer to its member institutions with regards to domestic violence? Read the story: http://ift.tt/Y8ZO4B Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 48, September 22, 2014 (Bullying & Hazing; Professor David Yamada of Suffolk Univ…

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore Bullying and Hazing in the world of college and professional sports with Professor David Yamada who discusses the issues surrounding bullying and hazing in the sporting world, and advises on how organizations can best address this behavior. He also touches on potential legislative reform to address these […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 48, September 22, 2014 (Bullying & Hazing; Professor David Yamada of Suffolk Univ…

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore Bullying and Hazing in the world of college and professional sports with Professor David Yamada who discusses the issues surrounding bullying and hazing in the sporting world, and advises on how organizations can best address this behavior. He also touches on potential legislative reform to address these […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 48, September 22, 2014 (Bullying & Hazing; Professor David Yamada of Suffolk Univ…

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore Bullying and Hazing in the world of college and professional sports with Professor David Yamada who discusses the issues surrounding bullying and hazing in the sporting world, and advises on how organizations can best address this behavior. He also touches on potential legislative reform to address these […] Read more >


NFL: Awareness training for all personnel

Training has value but its link to behavior change is questionable unless supported by systems which reinforce the messaging of the training itself. No different then learning football skills themselves. Read the story: http://ift.tt/XvBg5d Read more >


NFL: Awareness training for all personnel

Training has value but its link to behavior change is questionable unless supported by systems which reinforce the messaging of the training itself. No different then learning football skills themselves. Read the story: http://ift.tt/XvBg5d Read more >


It Goes Beyond Goodell | The MMQB with Peter King

Important recommendation: “I would suggest one other hire for the NFL: an Ombudsman. This person would go a long way to counter criticism the league is taking for its secretive and reactive ways. He or she would be a Robert Mueller-type, not just for the Ray Rice matter but for all things, guarding against maladministration […] Read more >


It Goes Beyond Goodell | The MMQB with Peter King

Important recommendation: “I would suggest one other hire for the NFL: an Ombudsman. This person would go a long way to counter criticism the league is taking for its secretive and reactive ways. He or she would be a Robert Mueller-type, not just for the Ray Rice matter but for all things, guarding against maladministration […] Read more >


Verbally Abusive Coach Pocketed $400K in Settlement – Athletic Business

After nearly three months, two independent investigations, two school presidents and a slew of negative publicity, the College of Charleston and former basketball coach Doug Wojcik have finally reached an agreement. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1qLWOHG Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 47, September 17, 2014 (Group Dynamics in Sport; Dr Mark Eys)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore Group Dynamics in the world of college and professional sports with the co-author of Group dynamics in sport (3rd ed.), Dr Mark Eys. He discusses the importance of team dynamics and effective ways to foster a strong team culture in sports organizations. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1sqjdWC Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 47, September 17, 2014 (Group Dynamics in Sport; Dr Mark Eys)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore Group Dynamics in the world of college and professional sports with the co-author of Group dynamics in sport (3rd ed.), Dr Mark Eys. He discusses the importance of team dynamics and effective ways to foster a strong team culture in sports organizations. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1sqjdWC Read more >


Clemson Women’s Soccer Team Faces Hazing Allegations – Athletic Business

Another hazing incident. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1stHBui Read more >


Paul George’s ill-advised Twitter rant regarding Ray Rice’s domestic violence

The insight into how domestic violence is minimized is revealing. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ACsdMH Read more >


Paul George’s ill-advised Twitter rant regarding Ray Rice’s domestic violence

The insight into how domestic violence is minimized is revealing. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ACsdMH Read more >




How the NFL Should Respond to the Ray Rice Incident – Sports Conflict Institute

How the NFL Should Respond to the Ray Rice Incident http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The National Football League made a clear and undeniable mistake in its initial handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. Even prior to the full video release by TMZ, it is nearly impossible to rationalize a 2 game suspension with any other comparator […] Read more >


Rice cut by Ravens, then banned indefinitely

Breaking: Rice Cut By Ravens; Suspended Indefintely from NFL Read the story: http://ift.tt/1pIl8E0 Read more >


Current and ex-NFL players want Ray Rice banned from the NFL

Hard to make any argument in support of Ray Rice with the video evidence made available. What reasonable process could possibly produce such limited action by the league? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1qHsgEx Read more >


Current and ex-NFL players want Ray Rice banned from the NFL

Hard to make any argument in support of Ray Rice with the video evidence made available. What reasonable process could possibly produce such limited action by the league? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1qHsgEx Read more >


Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict In Sports

Athlete Hazing | Leadership Read the story: http://eepurl.com/2CRWH Read more >


How To Develop Life Skills for Athletes – Sports Conflict Institute

How To Develop Life Skills for Athletes http://ift.tt/1xm4OTB How do athletes learn skills such as leadership or conflict management? What do coaches and administrators need to know in fostering development of these skills? A Fundamental Disconnect Often there is a disconnect between how we impart these skills on athletes in contrast to how we teach […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 46, September 4, 2014 (Leadership; Jen Baker of Cornell University)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the theme of Leadership with Cornell University’s Assistant Director of Athletics for Administration and Director of Big Red Leadership Institute, Jen Baker. She discusses the types of issues concerning leadership in college athletic programs, and the unique features of Cornell’s Big Red Leadership Institute. Read the story: […] Read more >


Football Player Seeks $5 Million From NCAA And Portland State For Concussion-Related Damages

“Former Portland State University football player Zach Walen has sued his alma mater, Oregon Health and Science University, as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for damages related to a sustained concussion. “ Read the story: http://ift.tt/1vJW8Vd Read more >


Arab mascot at Coachella Valley High to be retired

HS retired offensive mascot. How was this OK for so long? Read the story: http://ift.tt/W1C69a Read more >


NFL announces domestic violence policy: Lifetime ban for 2nd offense

Important policy change from the #NFL Read the story: http://ift.tt/1rCHq1r Read more >


NFL announces domestic violence policy: Lifetime ban for 2nd offense

Important policy change from the #NFL Read the story: http://ift.tt/1rCHq1r Read more >


High School Coach Fired After Pop Gun Hazing Incident – Athletic Business

“I want to be very clear — the coaches planned this to jump out and scare the girls. It was taken to a different level…” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1lieEjS Read more >


High School Coach Fired After Pop Gun Hazing Incident – Athletic Business

“I want to be very clear — the coaches planned this to jump out and scare the girls. It was taken to a different level…” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1lieEjS Read more >


How The Baylor Bears Engineered One Of The Greatest Organizational Turnarounds In Sports

“We went through a great deal of reflection and came to the honest conclusion that not only could Baylor be competitive, but there was no reason why we couldn’t be the absolute best in every sport we competed in. Baylor had a value proposition that other universities simply didn’t offer, and that is where we […] Read more >


North Carolina investigating alleged hazing incident with football team

“The University of North Carolina confirmed to Yahoo Sports Tuesday that it is investigating a training camp hazing incident between football players that escalated into what multiple sources described as an alleged group assault of a teammate.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/XQrk7p Read more >


Hat Trick: NHL Adds Arbitration Clause

NHL Arbitration Clause. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1zAAnEX Read more >


Hat Trick: NHL Adds Arbitration Clause

NHL Arbitration Clause. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1zAAnEX Read more >


Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict In Sports

NCAA College Football Read the story: http://eepurl.com/1xuG5 Read more >


Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict In Sports

NCAA College Football Read the story: http://eepurl.com/1xuG5 Read more >


Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict In Sports

NCAA College Football Read the story: http://eepurl.com/1xuG5 Read more >


Athlete Hazing | Sports Conflict Institute

Athlete Hazing Discussion with Hazingprevention.org’s Emily Pualwan http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the theme of Athlete Hazing with Associate Executive Director of HazingPrevention.org, Emily Pualwan. She discusses the types of issues concerning hazing in sports. The post Athlete Hazing Discussion with Hazingprevention.org’s Emily Pualwan appeared first on Sports Conflict Institute. Read […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 45, August 25, 2014 (Athlete Hazing; Emily Pualwan)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the theme of Athlete Hazing with Associate Executive Director of HazingPrevention.org, Emily Pualwan. She discusses the types of issues concerning hazing in both professional and college athletic programs. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1l9Q9FB Read more >


Guarantee Games in NCAA Football | Sports Conflict Institute

Guarantee Games in NCAA Football http://ift.tt/eA8V8J For years now, smaller schools around the nation have been traveling to play bigger and better opponents on the road early in the season. These guarantee games have benefits for both schools. The bigger school gets a guaranteed home game on its schedule, a chance to fill the stadium […] Read more >


Guarantee Games in NCAA Football | Sports Conflict Institute

Guarantee Games in NCAA Football http://ift.tt/eA8V8J For years now, smaller schools around the nation have been traveling to play bigger and better opponents on the road early in the season. These guarantee games have benefits for both schools. The bigger school gets a guaranteed home game on its schedule, a chance to fill the stadium […] Read more >



Student-Athletes In Transition: Secrets to Success

Student-Athletes In Transition: Secrets to Success http://ift.tt/eA8V8J With the start of a new academic year, college athletes and coaches prepare for another season and often a whole new environment. They encounter new team members, the pressures of performance and a longing for home. During this program, Joshua Gordon, of the Sports Conflict Institute and Stephen […] Read more >


Addressing College Football’s Attendance Decline – Sports Conflict Institute

Addressing College Football’s Attendance Decline http://ift.tt/eA8V8J After more than 25 years, my oldest childhood friend just decided to give up his season tickets for football at the University of Florida. I asked Jimmy why. I asked him if it was because he was finally outgrowing football. Hell, that might mean that I might outgrow the […] Read more >


David Belisle’s Full Little League World Series Ending Motivational and Inspirational Speech

The essence of sports. http://ift.tt/1tkr4qO Read the story: http://ift.tt/1tkr4qO Read more >


Notre Dame investigates academic fraud, holds out four players

“At any university you’re dealing with young people; the vast majority of them make good decisions but sometimes they make bad decisions.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/YdZZfc Read more >


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SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, will be on The Texas Conflict Coach discussing Student-Athletes In Transition: Secrets to Success tonight at 7:00pm CST. http://ift.tt/1oP1X0U Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oP1X0U Read more >


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SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, will be on The Texas Conflict Coach discussing Student-Athletes In Transition: Secrets to Success tonight at 7:00pm CST. http://ift.tt/1oP1X0U Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oP1X0U Read more >


A Conversation with Yale University’s Steve Conn on NCAA

A Conversation with Yale University’s Steve Conn on NCAA Football http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI Talk, we explore the world of NCAA college football with Yale University’s Associate Athletics Director Sports Publicity, and Primary Media Contact for Football, Steve Conn. He discusses the types of issues that are unique to college football, and the […] Read more >


Tulsa Player’s Sex Assault Past Focus of Title IX Lawsuit – Athletic Business

The school’s handling of the matter violated federal Title IX laws, the lawsuit contends. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1n6or83 Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 44, August 18, 2014 (NCAA College Football; Woody Wommack of Yahoo Sports)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the world of NCAA football with Woody Wommack, Southeast Football Recruiting Analyst of Rivals.com/Yahoo! Sports. He discusses the types of issues that are unique to college football, and recent developments and changes that the sport is undergoing. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1pG2IbM Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 44, August 18, 2014 (NCAA College Football; Woody Wommack of Yahoo Sports)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the world of NCAA football with Woody Wommack, Southeast Football Recruiting Analyst of Rivals.com/Yahoo! Sports. He discusses the types of issues that are unique to college football, and recent developments and changes that the sport is undergoing. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1pG2IbM Read more >


Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict In Sports

LGTB & Locker Room Culture Read the story: http://eepurl.com/09Mxf Read more >


Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict In Sports

LGTB & Locker Room Culture Read the story: http://eepurl.com/09Mxf Read more >


Locker Rooms & LGBTs | Sports Conflict Institute

LGBTs in Locker Rooms http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In February 2014, a lobbyist tried to introduce a bill to the House that would ban gay players from the NFL. Lobbyist Jack Burkman deemed it a “horrifying prospect” for moms to think about their sons showering with gay men. Just last weekend, Michael Sam performed exceptionally well during his […] Read more >


Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny

“Academics didn’t even play second fiddle. It was all about getting those athletes scholarships and contracts. You didn’t mess with Deion World.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ot8k9P Read more >


Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny

“Academics didn’t even play second fiddle. It was all about getting those athletes scholarships and contracts. You didn’t mess with Deion World.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ot8k9P Read more >


‘Ask Jameis Winston’ Twitter Campaign Backfires on FSU – Athletic Business

A Florida State University Twitter campaign backfired Sunday when it invited Seminoles fans to ask questions of quarterback Jameis Winston. Read the story: http://ift.tt/XfE336 Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 43, August 11, 2014 (LGBT & Sports; Olympian Nick Symmonds)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore LGBT and locker room culture in the world of college and professional sports with professional track and field athlete and World 800m Silver medalist, Nick Symmonds. He discusses the types of LGBT issues that are unique to sports. Nick also elaborates on IOC Rule 40, which states […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 43, August 11, 2014 (LGBT & Sports; Olympian Nick Symmonds)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore LGBT and locker room culture in the world of college and professional sports with professional track and field athlete and World 800m Silver medalist, Nick Symmonds. He discusses the types of LGBT issues that are unique to sports. Nick also elaborates on IOC Rule 40, which states […] Read more >


Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict In Sports

Bullying & Locker Room Culture Read the story: http://eepurl.com/0A-VH Read more >


Locker Room Culture | Prevent Bullying

Prevent Bullying with a Healthy Locker Room Culture http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Why do we often allow sports culture to deviate so far from societal norms? Why is bullying often an accepted norm in sports, or, frankly, why is bullying behavior often not recognized as bullying when in the context of sports? Defining Bullying Let’s start with a […] Read more >


Judge rules against NCAA in O’Bannon case

Change is coming in a big way for the #NCAA Read the story: http://es.pn/1ort3tC Read more >


Judge rules against NCAA in O’Bannon case

Change is coming in a big way for the #NCAA Read the story: http://es.pn/1ort3tC Read more >


The Effects of Bullying In Sports | Sports Conflict Institute

The Effects of Bullying In Sports http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Having participated in more than half a dozen different team sports for more than twenty years, I have witnessed and been the target of bullying in sports often. At times, the behavior of my teammates was mentally and emotionally harmful and detrimental to accomplishing team goals. In other […] Read more >


Major League Soccer: How to Increase TV Ratings – Sports Conflict Institute

Major League Soccer: How to Increase TV Ratings http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Major League Soccer has never had it so good. The league is expanding, the values of franchises are rising, and attendance figures to reach 19,000 per match in the next season or two. The huge success of the World Cup suggests that soccer may become a […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 42, August 4, 2014 (Bullying & Locker Room Culture; Dr. Gary Namie)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore bullying and locker room culture in the world of college and professional sports with Dr Gary Namie, Head of the Workplace Bullying Institute. He discusses the types of bullying issues that are unique to sports, relating these common problems that many employees face in their workplace. About […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 42, August 4, 2014 (Bullying & Locker Room Culture; Dr. Gary Namie)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore bullying and locker room culture in the world of college and professional sports with Dr Gary Namie, Head of the Workplace Bullying Institute. He discusses the types of bullying issues that are unique to sports, relating these common problems that many employees face in their workplace. About […] Read more >


Video of a strange fight in the stands at minor league baseball. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1uYqB2t Read more >


Video of a strange fight in the stands at minor league baseball. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1uYqB2t Read more >


Conflict resolution is an answer to domestic violence

“Once we learn better conflict resolution skills, we will have fewer incidences of domestic violence – with male or female perpetrators, homicides, child abuse, bullying, etc.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1rWPs4H Read more >


Conflict resolution is an answer to domestic violence

“Once we learn better conflict resolution skills, we will have fewer incidences of domestic violence – with male or female perpetrators, homicides, child abuse, bullying, etc.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1rWPs4H Read more >


Conflict resolution is an answer to domestic violence

“Once we learn better conflict resolution skills, we will have fewer incidences of domestic violence – with male or female perpetrators, homicides, child abuse, bullying, etc.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1rWPs4H Read more >


Athlete Transitions | Sports Conflict Institute

Athlete Transitions – A Runner’s Perspective http://ift.tt/eA8V8J An important, yet regularly overlooked area of an athlete’s life is that of transitions. As an athlete seeking to maximize his talent and performance, one does not just put himself through a grueling training regime over and over again, but is also constantly on the lookout for new […] Read more >


Intercollegiate Athletics | Harvard University | SCI

Harvard University Athletic Director Shares Thoughts on Intercollegiate Athletics http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI Talk, we are joined by Bob Scalise – Harvard University’s Director of Athletics – to discuss the role of Athletic Directors and Administrators in intercollegiate Athletics. Scalise shares his experience and insight regarding the issues surrounding college sports, and how […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 41, July 30, 2014 (Athlete Transitions and Challenges; Guest Dr. Shannon Leinert)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore athlete transitions in the world of college and professional sports with professional 800m runner and Olympic hopeful, Dr Shannon Leinert. She discusses the types of issues that are both unique to her sport’s culture as well as common problems that many of her peers face, unseen to […] Read more >


Reputational Risk in Intercollegiate Athletics

Reputational Risk in Intercollegiate Athletics http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In this episode of SCI Talk, we take on the issue of reputational risk in intercollegiate athletics. Specifically, how should we value reputation as its own currency not unlike dollars for wins? We wrestle with the tough decision of how to balance the very real need for on-field performance […] Read more >


NFL Exec Claims Domestic Violence Punishment Sent Right Message, But Can’t Really Explain How

“Many reached a conclusion other than the one belonging to Birch and the NFL by noting that Rice’s two-game suspension was less harsh than many recent punishments meted out for positive drug tests. “ Read the story: http://ift.tt/X6E2ON Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 40, July 28, 2014 (Conflict Management in Roller Derby; Guests Annie Kilburg and …

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore conflict management in the sport of roller derby with SCI’s Annie Kilburg along with the Rose City Rollers’ Heather “Hell Vetica” Wilkinson and Raven “Mad” Mahoney. They discuss the types of issues that are both unique to their sport’s culture as well as common problems that many […] Read more >


Challenges Surrounding Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

Challenges Surrounding Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Read the story: http://eepurl.com/ZNKTz Read more >


Apologizing For Performance Enhancing Drugs – Sports Conflict Institute

Apologizing For Performance Enhancing Drugs http://ift.tt/eA8V8J I love watching the Tour de France. Unfortunately, the event also serves as a reminder to me of the oft-felt disappointment when great athletes get caught using performance enhancing drugs. Although anti-doping efforts have improved, history has taught us that there will continue to be athletes that attempt to […] Read more >


Performance Enhancing Drugs – A Culture of Silence

The Culture of Silence Surrounding Performance Enhancing Drugs http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Why do clean athletes remain silent alongside their cheating counterparts? It is often perplexing that few competitors outwardly and actively join in the condemnation of “enhanced” athletes. A Class Act Take Track & Field, as an example. This past week, I had the pleasure of discussing […] Read more >


PEDs: Why Should Sports be Fair? – Sports Conflict Institute

PEDs: Why Should Sports be Fair? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J By way of defending himself, Tommy Fitton, who, perhaps, did more than anyone else to propagate thus of steroids, once rhetorically asked, ”Life isn’t fair, so why should sports be fair?.” Is there any field, outside of athletics, that condemns the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs)? The […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 39, July 14, 2014 (Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport; Guest Jordan McNamara)

In this episode of SCI TV, we are joined by Jordan McNamara — Oregon Track Club Elite miler – to discuss the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) in track and field. Jordan shares his experience and insight regarding the controversial issues surrounding drugs in sport. We discuss the impact PEDs have on all athletes […] Read more >


1-7: The Roots of Brazil’s Implosion – Sports Conflict Institute

1-7: The Roots of Brazil’s Implosion http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The Brazilians like to distinguish between futebol arte and futebol resultados, but for the last 32 years the powers that be have largely conceded that the beautiful game is no longer possible. Perhaps Carlos Alberto, who managed Brazil to their 1994 World Cup triumph, after a dreadful 0-0 […] Read more >


Sports Conflict Institute Conflict Management e-Learning

Sports Conflict Institute Launches Conflict Management e-Learning in Partnership with Kilmann Diagnostics http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The Sports Conflict Institute (SCI) announced a partnership with Kilmann Diagnostics (KD) to offer conflict management e-learning courses to athletes, coaches, administrators, and supporters in the sports community. “We are thrilled to be able to introduce these cutting-edge courses to folks in […] Read more >


Sports Conflict Institute Creates Knowledge Center

Sports Conflict Institute Creates Knowledge Center for Athletes, Coaches, Administrators, and Supporters to Better Understand, Prevent, and Resolve Conflict in Sports http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The Sports Conflict Institute (SCI) announced that it has developed and launched a knowledge center for athletes coaches, administrators, and supports to better understand, prevent, and resolve conflict in sports. Sports Conflict Matters […] Read more >


Stress and Distractions Threaten Athletic Performance

Unmanaged Stress and Distractions Threaten Athletic Performance for Top Athletes http://ift.tt/eA8V8J What was Usain Bolt’s biggest threat at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games? Was it Tyson Gay, then reigning world champion in the 100m and 200m? Asafa Powell, whose world record Bolt had broken barely 3 weeks before the Games, perhaps? While Gay and Powell […] Read more >


English director arrested in investigation of illegal World Cup ticket sales

Investigation of illegal World Cup ticket sales. Read the story: http://goo.gl/alerts/KGUu Read more >


FIFA World Cup

Sports Conflict Matters | FIFA World Cup #FIFA Read the story: http://eepurl.com/YCpJ5 Read more >


Luis Suarez Biting Incidents Raises Concerns of Mental Health

According to Sports Conflict Institute, Luis Suarez Biting Incidents Raises Concerns of Mental Health in Athletes http://ift.tt/eA8V8J “For the third time in his career, Luis Suarez appeared to bite an opponent. This raises a number of issues regarding mental health and other preventative measures that could be taken – for example, why doesn’t he wear […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 38, July 7, 2014 (A Deeper Look at The Business of Sports; Guest Jason Belzer)

In this episode of SCI TV, we are joined by Jason Belzer – agent, instructor, and columnist – to discuss the business of sports. Jason shares his stories and perspective across a range of topics in sports. Jason Belzer, Esq. is founder and President of Global Athlete Management Enterprises, Inc. (GAME, Inc.), an agency that […] Read more >


College of Charleston’s Doug Wojcik could face probation, counseling for alleged verbal abuse

“Doug Wojcik was on the verge of being fired as College of Charleston basketball coach Monday and still might lose his job for alleged verbal abuse of his players.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1lApVpb Read more >


College of Charleston’s Doug Wojcik could face probation, counseling for alleged verbal abuse

“Doug Wojcik was on the verge of being fired as College of Charleston basketball coach Monday and still might lose his job for alleged verbal abuse of his players.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1lApVpb Read more >


IU Announces Unprecedented Student-Athlete Bill of Rights

Student-Athlete Bill of Rights expands and describes the University’s commitments to its student-athletes in all phases of student-athlete well-being and development. It comprehensively addresses subjects as wide ranging as post-eligibility degree support; scholarship commitment; academic, athletic, leadership and lifeskills development; and career assistance; safety and medical care; meals and nutritional guidance; ensuring a culture of […] Read more >


Is Athletic Performance Enhanced by Creating an Enemy Image of the Competition?

Is Athletic Performance Enhanced by Creating an Enemy Image of the Competition? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J While watching the USA Track and Field Championships from my home late last week, I was struck by the difference in how two athletes interacted with their fellow competitors following their respective wins in the events in which they were entered. Those […] Read more >


NRL integrity unit catches players gambling on outcomes

“No NRL employee, NRL club employee, player, player manager or game official is ­allowed to participate, or be directly or indirectly involved in any way, in gambling in relation to rugby league or be involved directly or indirectly, in the provision of information not already in the public domain that might assist another person to […] Read more >


Helmet sensors become mandatory equipment in Arena Football League

The arena league announced its mandate one day after the NFL was forced by a federal judge to remove a $675 million cap in a class-action lawsuit by thousands of former players who have concussion-related injuries. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1m63Fti Read more >


Changing the Game for Intercollegiate Athletic Programs and the NCAA

Changing the Game for Intercollegiate Athletic Programs and the NCAA http://ift.tt/eA8V8J There is no shortage of problems on and off the field of play. National headlines highlight concerns about recruiting, sexual abuse, off-field violence, academic fraud, bullying and other issues that undermine the NCAA’s stated mission to “support learning through sports.” In the past decade, […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 37, June 26, 2014 (Strains of the Games in Track & Field; Rui Yong Soh)

In this episode of SCI TV, we sit down with Singapore’s 10,000m national record holder, Rui Yong Soh. He shares some of the out of competition challenges faced by Olympic hopeful athletes and discusses various strains of the games that threaten competitive success. About Rui Yong Soh: A Sport Singapore scholar and competitive distance runner, […] Read more >


NCAA’s Fast-Paced Reform: How Did We Get Here? – Athletic Business

Insights into possible NCAA reform. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1jj1Svh Read more >


Luis Suarez’s bite seen round the world could be costly for Uruguay

Did Luis Suarez of Uruguay bite opponent at the World Cup? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1lnPe2p Read more >


Hope Solo arrested on domestic violence charge

Hope Solo arrested on domestic violence charge. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1lX9145 Read more >


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“There is reality, and there is truth.” Disgraced Coach Masiello Turns Resume ‘Mistake’ Positive Read the story: http://ift.tt/1phZmL6 Read more >


Washington Redskins Lose Federal Trademarks – Athletic Business

““We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the board wrote in its opinion.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1qsKuvs Read more >


John Oliver’s hilarious rant explains why it’s hard to love the World Cup

Soccer satire with a dose of reality. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1o6kXYV Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 36, June 16, 2014 (Conflict Management in Soccer; Guest Roy Baroff)

In this episode of SCI TV, we discuss the potential for conflict management in soccer and elsewhere in sports with our guest Roy Baroff. Roy has been part of a number of initiatives in North Carolina seeking to impact teams through better conflict management. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1n6ms30 Read more >


AMA: Cheerleading as Rigorous, Risky as Any Sport – Athletic Business

The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks. Read the story: http://bit.ly/SSKjv8 Read more >


Fixed Soccer Matches Cast Shadow Over World Cup

A New York Times investigation of match fixing ahead of the last World Cup gives an unusually detailed look at the ease with which professional gamblers can fix matches. . Read the story: http://ift.tt/1kXe0Wg Read more >


Conflict in College and Professional Sports with Joshua Gordon (Sports Conflict Institute)

SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, joined the Conflict Specialists Show to discuss sports conflict management. Watch now! Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oUhyuj Read more >


Professor Marc Greenbaum on Unionization in Intercollegiate Athletics

SCI Advisory Board member and Suffolk University Law School Professor Marc Greenbaum discusses key considerations in the unionization movement in intercollegiate athletics. Professor Greenbaum provides critical insight into the Northwestern Football case and analyzes this landmark moment in sports labor. Read the story: http://ift.tt/SE1HTR Read more >


Controversy leads to opportunity

“To put it simply, people were angry.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oIQjma Read more >


Conflict Mediation Through Sport | Israel Social TV

“…, the club is leveraging its name and status in order to bring together diverse populations in conflict onto the field to reconcile through sport.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1l1VltZ Read more >


For Steve Ballmer, Negotiation Skills Go on the Back Burner

Steve Ballmer’s non-negotiation approach – what can we learn? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1qpj86m Read more >


Team tensions already emerging at World Cup

“Conflict is inevitable,It is what the team then does with it that is important.” Sometimes, players’ feelings need as much massaging as their muscles. Disputes among players or between teams and coaching staff are nothing new at major tournaments. Read the story: http://ift.tt/SvRc4U Read more >


NCAA Settles EA Video Game Lawsuit – Athletic Business

“The agreement will end the litigation led by former Arizona State and Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller and award $20 million to the class of plaintiffs. The money will go to various Division I football and men’s basketball players who attended certain schools during the years the games were sold. The case had been scheduled for […] Read more >


Running Coach Fired For Running Boston Marathon

Running coach fired for running Boston Marathon. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1pIXZGS Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 35, June 2, 2014 (Soccer in the United States; Guest John Galas)

On this episode of SCI TV, we discuss challenges to the youth soccer system in United States; the difference between coaching men and women in soccer; and the economic future of the sport in the US with our special guest, John Galas. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1iNiECe Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 35, June 2, 2014 (Soccer in the United States; Guest John Galas)

On this episode of SCI TV, we discuss challenges to the youth soccer system in United States; the difference between coaching men and women in soccer; and the economic future of the sport in the US with our special guest, John Galas. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1iNiECe Read more >


NBA’s Clippers checklist for Steve Ballmer, Sterlings | SI.com

“…the league is on the verge of ending its clash with the notoriously litigious Sterling without a fight.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1op1bDK Read more >


Obama to Host Concussions Meeting

The president will announce a series of initiatives, financed by the government, nonprofit groups and major sports leagues, that will aim to promote awareness and increase the amount of data that researchers can use to better understand the consequences of strong blows to the heads of young athletes. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1lTs3cj Read more >


Eyes on Stats, Players Hire Help to Crunch Them

“Honestly, I’ve never talked to a coach about what I do,” he said. “They’re cordial. But I’m sure they don’t like it.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1lUX3sn Read more >


How To Deal With Negativity on Social Media – Athletic Business

How to deal with negativity on social media. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1rhBhaD Read more >


Cuban acknowledges own prejudices, bigotry

“I mean, we’re all prejudiced in one way or another. If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street, there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face — white guy, bald […] Read more >


Coach/AD on Leave after Recording Emerges of Tirade – Athletic Business

“If you don’t get it, (expletive) get out. Get the (expletive) out! That’s the way it’s been, and that’s the way it’s gotta be until I (expletive) die. If you don’t like it, it’s easy to transfer.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oG1USb Read more >


Ex-players file suit accusing NFL of illegally using drugs, hiding injuries

“The league obtained and administered the drugs illegally, without prescriptions and without warning players of their potential side effects, to speed the return of injured players to the field and maximize profits, the lawsuit alleges.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/TqSSOC Read more >


“I want to start my own foundation”

“I want to start my own foundation” http://ift.tt/eA8V8J As we head into draft season for the NFL, NBA, MLB, and others, we will soon be hearing the well-intentioned enthusiasm from many newly drafted professional athletes who have “made it” after years of hard work that they want to give back and “start their own foundation.” […] Read more >


Philanthropy: The Road to Heaven Is Paved With Good Will

Philanthropy: The Road to Heaven Is Paved With Good Will http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The philosopher Immanuel Kant made a distinction between good intentions and good will, effectively explaining why the road to hell is paved with the former. No one who hosts a party wants a guest, who has had one or two too many, to wrap […] Read more >


Trouble at the Track | RUNNING TIMES

USATF continues to face concerns over policies. Read the story: http://j.mp/1vtQQeQ Read more >


Trouble at the Track | RUNNING TIMES

USATF continues to face concerns over policies. Read the story: http://j.mp/1vtQQeQ Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 34, May 19, 2014 (Athletes and Philanthropy; Guest Jenny Goldstock Wright)

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the topic of athletes and philanthropy. Athletes have the power to do tremendous good and have substantial impact but the means for doing so are complex and wrought with many pitfalls. Numerous stories exist of foundations that fall far short of their stated missions and, in rare […] Read more >


Oklahoma State football losing weekly day of practice due to NCAA penalty

“One factor impacting OSU over this four-year reporting period was players who remained on scholarship, yet focused on NFL Draft preparation in their final semester, while not completing their classwork. Dealing with those situations could become a focal point moving forward.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1v59JEI Read more >


NCAA allows Boise to help homeless recruit

Incoming recruit Antoine Turner, who is currently homeless, is allowed to receive immediate assistance from Boise State after the NCAA granted a waiver request Wednesday. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1nKfg1H Read more >


NCAA allows Boise to help homeless recruit

Incoming recruit Antoine Turner, who is currently homeless, is allowed to receive immediate assistance from Boise State after the NCAA granted a waiver request Wednesday. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1nKfg1H Read more >


Fight Over NCAA Voting Power Could Dilute D-I Changes – Athletic Business

“…we’ve got to have the autonomy to make the rules for the 21st-century Division I athlete.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1orXIY6 Read more >


NCAA rules restrict Boise State fans from helping out homeless football player

“While Mr. Turner’s need is abundantly clear, it is not permissible for Boise State, the athletics department or supporters of the athletics department to assist Mr. Turner at this time. Once Mr. Turner arrives on campus for the start of the summer school program, he will be well taken care of—receiving full tuition, room and […] Read more >


Do Coaches Bear Enough of the Risk that Comes with Recruiting High-Risk Student-Athletes?

Do Coaches Bear Enough of the Risk that Comes with Recruiting High-Risk Student-Athletes? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The University of Oregon recruited Brandon Austin despite the fact that he had been suspended for the season by Providence College last December. It is important to note that basketball coach Dana Altman claims he did not know that Austin had […] Read more >


OC Marathon Winner Disqualified for Getting Assistance During Race

Race winner DQ’d for getting assistance during the race. This happens often but rarely does it get enforced. Your thoughts? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1qxlZyb Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 33, May 12, 2014 (Importance of Mental Health in Athletics; Guest Will Heininger)

In this episode of SCI TV, we take on the topic of mental health in sports. This important, but much neglected, topic is of critical importance for any administrator, coach, or athlete. Only MLB (since 1992) has a mental health disabled list. The NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS do not have this category. Our guest, […] Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 33, May 12, 2014 (Importance of Mental Health in Athletics; Guest Will Heininger)

In this episode of SCI TV, we take on the topic of mental health in sports. This important, but much neglected, topic is of critical importance for any administrator, coach, or athlete. Only MLB (since 1992) has a mental health disabled list. The NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS do not have this category. Our guest, […] Read more >


Browns WR Josh Gordon Facing Suspension

Josh Gordon is facing a season-long suspension; he accounted for 37.6% of the Browns receiving yards last season (2nd-most in NFL). Read the story: http://ift.tt/1jJxVra Read more >


Mental Health in Athletes

Mental Health in Athletes http://ift.tt/eA8V8J “The athlete has unique stressors and triggers that are not found in the regular student. They’re away from home, they miss holidays, they miss family events, a lot of them miss their summers. And they’re in the spotlight for the most part, not only in the community or nationally but […] Read more >


Oregon dismisses 3 accused of sexual assault

“The Eugene Police Department requested we not do anything that might hinder their criminal investigation — including suspending players or not playing them in a game. We complied fully with that request, and appropriately so.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/RwpeGk Read more >


Donald Sterling, NBA set for epic legal fight over Clippers | SI.com

The prospect of Sterling suing could be a source of worry to NBA owners for at least three reasons. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1o1genb Read more >


Reilly: Life goes on for Lance Armstrong

“I wanted someone who was sorry — sorry for what he’d done, sorry for what was next, sorry to be stuck in his new, sorry life. But that’s not what I found.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1nOLb0J Read more >


PPI’s Under 18 Girls Team Wins Israeli Championship

“Three years after entering the first ever integrated Jewish and Palestinian team into the Israeli National League, PeacePlayers International – Middle East‘s under-18 All Stars team won the National Championship “ Read the story: http://ift.tt/1s09lmv Read more >


SCI TV, Episode 32, May 5, 2014 (Sport For Good)

In this episode of SCI TV, we chat with Matt Geschke of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation on a range of topics about the power of sport to impact the world and some of the challenges present in doing so. About Matt Geshke: Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA is led by Matthew Geschke, […] Read more >


Indiana High School Basketball Players Indicted For Hazing Incident

High school hazing incident – a bad one. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1hsETwl Read more >


NRL launches investigation into homophobic slur against Queensland youngster Luke Bateman

“THE NRL match review committee will investigate an alleged homophobic slur in the Under-20s State of Origin rugby league match between NSW and Queensland.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1hsERof Read more >


The Ride Home | Problems in Youth Sports | Changing the Game Project

“athletes do not need adults to question their actions, the actions of other players, or the coach’s decisions concerning strategy or playing time.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1hsERoe Read more >


Donald Sterling could use divorce to avoid Clippers sale

“Sterling might not prevail in the end, but litigation could last anywhere from weeks to years, and certainly hover long enough to cast a shadow over the rest of the NBA playoffs, the draft in June and the start of free agency in July. “ Read the story: http://ift.tt/1iP8QLy Read more >


Coach Not Changing Religious Ways in Wake of Complaint – Athletic Business

“Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says he plans no changes in the Tiger football program in response to a recent complaint filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation raising issues related to possible violations of the separation of church and state at a public institution.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1hsETg2 Read more >


SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, Discusses University of Oregon Global Ambassador Course in…

SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, Discusses University of Oregon Global Ambassador Course in Conjunction with the 2014 IAAF Junior World Championships http://ift.tt/eA8V8J A select group of UO students will serve as ambassadors for this summer’s 2014 Junior World Track Championships —the first time the event has been held in the United States or on any university […] Read more >


SCI Advisory Board Member, Dr. Helen Neville, elected as foreign associate by National Academy…

SCI Advisory Board Member, Dr. Helen Neville, elected as foreign associate by National Academy of Science http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday elected UO brain scientist and Sports Conflict Institute Advisory Board Member Helen J. Neville as one of 21 foreign associates from 15 countries. Neville earned the foreign associate honor because her […] Read more >


NCAA Grants Waiver to Muslim Wrestler with Beard – Athletic Business

“NCAA Rule 1.13 apparently was implemented as a health and safety measure, although the McBrydes see no dangers in competing with a beard. “What’s ironic about it is this is an NCAA rule. Internationally, you’re allowed to wear beards,” said Mustafa McBryde. In the Olympics, many participating wrestlers have competed with bushy beards.” Read the […] Read more >


Silver’s Sterling Problem

Silver’s Sterling Problem http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In 2009, Donald Sterling agreed to pay $2.725 million to settle a suit, filed by the Justice Department, alleging that he refused to rent to minority families and drove them out of his apartment buildings. He reportedly claimed that African-Americans smelled and that Latinos drank took much. Why, it seems fair […] Read more >


Troy Vincent: ‘I played with 6 openly gay players’

Vincent said his openly gay teammates were accepted in the locker room. Read the story: http://ift.tt/RTGLZD Read more >


What Good Marathons and Bad Investments Have in Common

Goals can be useful when they motivate us to perform better, but they’re harmful when focusing on arbitrary targets leads to arbitrary decisions. Read the story: http://ift.tt/R18cjs Read more >


Bell: Stubborn NFL needs to hear NBA’s message, stop using ‘Redskins’

“If it’s wrong for Sterling to suggest not fraternizing in public with a black person, then what makes it right to continue fielding an NFL team with a name that is defined as a racial slur?” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1pMkmMv Read more >


Filing: Franklin contacted Vandy case victim

Penn State football coach James Franklin contacted an alleged rape victim after four of his Vanderbilt football players had been arrested and charged with the crime, the Tennessean reported, citing court documents that were filed Tuesday. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1mXRbl7 Read more >


SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, to Speak at PAADS Summit in NYC

SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, to Speak at PAADS Summit in NYC http://ift.tt/eA8V8J SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, will be presenting along with John Zinsser at the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS) Summit at Major League Baseball’s headquarters in New York City on Friday May 2, 2014. What is the Athlete Development Summit? The Athlete […] Read more >


Report: Doc Rivers would leave Clippers if Donald Sterling stays

“Sterling’s inclination will be to keep the team, keep the NBA mired in courts and the Clippers franchise will never survive it. Rivers will never return as president and coach under Sterling, sources told Yahoo Sports, and that’ll start the beginning of a player mutiny that could result with several top Clippers also demanding out […] Read more >


Everything you need to know about the NCAA’s coming major changes

Potential NCAA policy changes. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1mvwBuJ Read more >


Breaking the Law? Northwestern Football Coach Pressures Players Not to Unionize

Did the Northwestern Football Coach break the law in advocating against unionization? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1m3j3XW Read more >


Getting Owned: 10 Sports Team Owners Who Were Suspended, Banned, Or Forced To Sell | Extra…

There is precedent for suspending, banning, or forcing owners to sell. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1h7O6tS Read more >


The Search for Commitment: Why Coaches and Parents Should View Punishment as a Last Resort

The Search for Commitment: Why Coaches and Parents Should View Punishment as a Last Resort http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In 1959, American sociologists John French and Bertram Raven published a seminal article dividing power into five categories: Legitimate power came with the job description of holding a certain position in an organizational hierarchy. Power could also come from […] Read more >


The Boston Marathon

BAA review process on race violations. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1fxhFVc Read more >


Sports Conflict In The News

Follow the latest sports conflict stories. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1hkNl4p Read more >


Replay Review Regulations

Confused about MLB replay rules? Here are the official rules for your reference. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1fr4CEI Read more >


Taxpayers Want Answers in Mankato Coach Firing – Athletic Business

“By the time you’re done, you’ve spent six figures on legal fees, that diverts resources away from a number of things.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1jO38XC Read more >


WVU athletic department to form Fan Experience Committee

The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is forming a fan experience committee. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1mEwAEJ Read more >


Wages, ‘Jiggle Test’ Cited in Bills Cheerleader Suit – Athletic Business

Wages, ‘Jiggle Test’ Cited in Bills Cheerleader Suit Read the story: http://ift.tt/1prams1 Read more >


Sources: BU parts ways with coach Greenberg

BU parts ways with coach accused of bullying. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1f3LSjL Read more >


Warchant.com – FSU Reports Loss of $481,213 on BCS Title Game

“FSU reported total expenses of $2,820,613 and total revenues of $2,339,440 for the game, meaning the Seminoles posted a loss of $481,213, according to the documents. FSU also lost $213,812.22 on December’s ACC Championship Game. That comes to a combined $695,025.22 between the two games.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1poHksP Read more >


After Scandal, Dolphins Invest in HR, Security Supervisors – Athletic Business

The Dolphins, trying to assure that last season’s harassment scandal never is repeated, announced Monday that they have hired new supervisors for their human resources and security departments Are these the most effective tools for prevention? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1hdC5qh Read more >


Ill-Advised School Flier Counsels Kids Not to Rat Out Bullies

School flier advises against “ratting” on bullies. Read the story: http://abcn.ws/1nssgWq Read more >


Mankato players refuse to practice for old coach

Should the student-athletes have a say in the reinstatement of their former coach who has been cleared of child porngraphy charges? “We’ve all become outstanding community members, students and athletes in the last year and a half since the removal of Todd Hoffner,” said the statement, which junior safety Sam Thompson read aloud. “Throughout this […] Read more >


Errors in Inquiry on Rape Allegations Against FSU’s Jameis Winston

Where was the investigation? Read the story: http://nyti.ms/1j0eUhp Read more >


NCAA votes to allow student-athletes to have ‘unlimited meals and snacks’

Unlimited meals and snacks. Read the story: http://yhoo.it/1l4BOFw Read more >


Brawl in Vancouver helped Flames steady ship

” It was incredible for our squad whether you were in the fight or not. You’re in the trenches together.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1hD68YX Read more >


Coaches to be targeted in China’s anti-doping investigation – SPORTS – Globaltimes.cn

“More focus will be put on coaches in future doping case investigations as Chinese anti-doping workers seek to update their anti-doping methods.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1hD68Iv Read more >


Changing the Game: The Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving…

John O’Sullivan’s excellent book on how best to create high performing athletes. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1kZjSw3 Read more >


Sports Conflict Institute

Should NCAA athletes have the right to unionize? Take the poll on SCI’s webpage. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1kZjPk3 Read more >


Judge Takes Issue with NCAA’s $60M Penalty Against PSU – Athletic Business

“In an opinion upholding a state law that seeks to ensure that the funds go to programs in Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Court Judge Anne E. Covey wrote that there were “many discrepancies” between the NCAA’s constitution and its July 2012 agreement with Penn State on the sanctions. She also argued that the penalties unfairly affected people […] Read more >


George Wythe football coach resigns in wake of incident

“The incident in question involved the coach requiring a junior on the team to do punishment drills involving a heavy chain and free weights. The player’s alleged offense was cheering on one of George Wythe’s basketball rivals at a game.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1m3adWV Read more >


Mankato football coach wrongfully terminated, should be reinstated, arbitrator says

The arbitrator’s ruling is the latest twist for the 47-year-old football coach and father of three, whose past 20 months have included an arrest, criminal charges, vindication in court, then a suspension, a firing, a new job in North Dakota and now a sweeping victory of his labor grievance. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1m3adWK Read more >


Apocalypse, Not Now: Would Unionization Really Entail Radical Change for College Sports?

Apocalypse, Not Now: Would Unionization Really Entail Radical Change for College Sports? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J At the end of the day, after the various courts have had their say, the relationship between the NCAA and football and men’s basketball players at the largest institutions is going to take one of three forms. The NCAA may be allowed […] Read more >


Opinion: NCAA’s Problem-Solving Promises Ring Hollow – Athletic Business

“The NCAA needs to be fixed, no doubt about it. But it needs to be done right, in a way that not only addresses issues big and small but will withstand the test of time and outside interests.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oNbuG1 Read more >


Professors Group Decries Attention Given to Athletics – Athletic Business

“An “irrational exuberance” for athletics and a shift of resources away from academics are signs higher education is losing focus on its core mission, the American Association of University Professors says in its annual report on the economic status of the profession.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oNbupp Read more >


Federal Complaint Filed Against UNC Over ‘Paper Courses’ – Athletic Business

“A Durham-based student-athletes rights organization has filed a federal complaint against the University of North Carolina over so-called “paper courses” at the college.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/Q6tdsi Read more >


UMass player Derrick Gordon comes out as gay

DI basketball player comes out as gay. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1kqTYpf Read more >


College Athletes Union Could Put Billions at Stake

“It could change the entire athletic department model.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1js07hj Read more >


Strains of the Games™

What stresses your athletes out? Read the story: http://ift.tt/PHOQz0 Read more >


Warchant.com – FSU under investigation for Title IX violation

“On Thursday afternoon, reports broke that Florida State is facing an investigation from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in connection with its handling of the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston. The investigation comes on the grounds of possible Title IX violations by the university in its handling of the case, […] Read more >


How The NCAA Can Reform in the Wake of the NLRB Ruling

How The NCAA Can Reform in the Wake of the NLRB Ruling http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Student-athletes or athlete-students? Since 1956 the NCAA has claimed that academics comes before athletics, but last week National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 13 director Peter Sung Ohr ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees rather than students—and that as […] Read more >


Ohio State AD: NCAA could have avoided O’Bannon years ago

“Had new governance structure been in place four years ago, I don’t think these lawsuits would have emerged because we would have addressed a lot of these concerns,” Smith told CBSSports.com Read the story: http://ift.tt/1jKMf0h Read more >


Unionization Effort Brings Hard-to-Answer Questions – Athletic Business

What about taxes? What about Title IX? Won’t this cost the players more money than it’s worth? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1jQv55R Read more >


Explaining what the Northwestern college football union decision means

What did the NLRB say? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1dvhgHe Read more >


Steve Masiello flunks background check over Kentucky degree and loses his new coaching gig at…

“Manhattan coach Steve Masiello is certainly not the first sports figure to pad his résumé or embellish his life story. Here are a few others: In 1999, Blue Jays manager Tim Johnson was fired by the team in spring training of what would have been his second season. Johnson often had used stories from his […] Read more >


Another Victim of Global Financial Crisis: Pro Soccer Players

“This is professional football. How could this happen?” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1fzY2vu Read more >


MLB, union increase penalties for drug use

“In the most significant toughening to the drug rules in eight years, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association said the penalty will increase from 50 games to 80 for a first testing violation and from 100 games to a season-long 162 for a second. A third violation remains a lifetime ban.” […] Read more >


Lawsuit challenges NCAA amateur model

“In the most direct challenge yet to the NCAA’s longstanding economic model, high-profile sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler filed an antitrust claim Monday in a New Jersey federal court on behalf of a group of college basketball and football players, arguing the association has unlawfully capped player compensation at the value of an athletic scholarship. […] Read more >


Jonathan Martin on 49ers: I can tell I’ll get along with those guys

“I can tell already that I’m going to get along just great with those guys,” Martin said of his new teammates during a conference call on Thursday. “I’ve felt a warm welcome from the entire 49ers community, fan base, coaching staff, everybody. I’m just looking forward to the future and getting back to playing football.” […] Read more >


In the Mets Locker Room, an Old Slur Resurfaces – The Daily Fix – WSJ

“I apologize for the thoughtless remarks that I made yesterday in the clubhouse. They were a poor attempt at humor but were wrong and inappropriate in any setting. I am very sorry.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oO8C6i Read more >


When A Famed Nike Coach Tried To Steal A Race, A Track Protest Was Born

The ever-apparent importance of process and transparency. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1n6Gdgv Read more >


Ask SCI

Have a question about conflict in sports? ASK SCI. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1iDFspr Read more >


The Fourth Path: Rethinking early player development in the United States — Soccer Wire

“When it comes to the development of young soccer players in the United States, many parents and coaches come to that proverbial fork in the road, and are unsure what path to take.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1pXerC1 Read more >


Anti-Bullying Law Would Impact Florida High Schools – Athletic Business

“The proposed state law would require us at the FHSAA to get high school student athletes to sign a pledge not to engage in bullying.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/OUpWfy Read more >


Gender Equity Settlement Costing Quinnipiac $5M Plus – Athletic Business

Gender Equity Settlement Costing Quinnipiac $5M Plus Read the story: http://ift.tt/1kPCm2u Read more >


‘My Job Is Very, Very Different From Your Job‘ | The MMQB with Peter King

“With so much testosterone and so much ego in one room, the possibility of things going off the rails is very high. Like any workplace, however, the most important stabilizing force is good leadership, from an organizational level, a coaching level, and most importantly a player level. “ Read the story: http://ift.tt/1oaTZK2 Read more >


Watch Kings’ Cousins berate official, punch opponent, earn $20K fine

“Disappointed with the way I acted out on the court tonight. I want to apologize and say sorry to my team and the fans for letting them down.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1cYS89w Read more >


BAA issues new restrictions for Boston Marathon participants – Boston.com

BAA issues new security-inspired rules for Boston Marathon participants Read the story: http://ift.tt/1fUEdyz Read more >


NCAA officials discuss limits to full-contact football practices

NCAA contemplating limits on full-contact practices. Read the story: http://t.co/bhTuax4NxC Read more >


Steve Nash Explains What It’s Like for a Great Athlete to Confront the End of His Career

Interesting set of topics on Slate’s sports podcast including – figure skating controversy in Sochi, Jason Collins’ return to the NBA, and Steve Nash’s documentary series The Finish Line. Read the story: http://goo.gl/alerts/esnu Read more >


FBI investigated Cassius Clay’s victory over Sonny Liston in Miami 50 years ago – Independent.ie

“… it has now emerged that the fight was the subject of a fixing investigation by the FBI.” Read the story: http://goo.gl/alerts/RuWJ Read more >


Colloquium: Sports Conflict Institute – University of Massachusetts Boston

SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, and SCI Advisory Board Member, Gary Furlong, will be delivering a colloquium on sports conflict this Thursday at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Event Date: February 27, 2014 – 4 p.m. Location: Campus Center, 3rd floor Room 3545 Read the story: http://ift.tt/1dvqL3F Read more >


How The North Carolina Tar Heels Learned To RISE Above Crisis

“The University of North Carolina had spent half a century building a flawless reputation, and in the span of only a few short weeks now stood at the precipice of its own self-destruction.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1mvX5gn Read more >


The biggest controversies of the Sochi Olympics

“Even before the athletes arrived in Sochi, the Games were already overflowing with political controversy. But once the competitions got started criticism was turned onto judges, referees, course creators and uniform designers.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1hMiq32 Read more >


The Inside Story of Gabriele Grunewald’s DQ – Insider access, false promises and a violation of…

There remains a great deal of distrust and public outcry over the disqualification of Gabriele Grunewald at this weekend’s USATF Indoor National Championship. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1fiR10E Read more >


State championship wrestlers ‘lynch’ black wrestling dummy in disturbing photo

Wrestling team photographed lynching wrestling dummy. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1fp86dT Read more >


Petition Calls for Sotnikova Gold Probe

“The judges decided what marks to give. I am not a judge, and I don’t decide that. I did what I could, and that was skate. I did the best I could. If there are questions about judging, you should ask judges. I just did my job.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1f2QnEn Read more >


Pitino: Social media ‘poisons’ athletes’ minds

Do you agree with Pitino about the impact of social media? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1e7q1kG Read more >


ABC News

More fallout from the the Miami Dolphins. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1e9yPqe Read more >


Assault And Batter-y: Cuban Player Swings Away During Televised Brawl

“What we are seeing in baseball is an assault on our very culture and a lack of respect to the audience that comes to the stadium and watches on TV.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1gXgLEd Read more >


There’s No Easy Answer | The MMQB with Peter King

“If our warriors of all ages, all levels of maturity, all ranks can uphold codes of racial, gender and sexual-preference equality,” Major Powell writes, “can’t our heroes on the football field strive to do the same?” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1d1liBk Read more >


ADs, Coaches Say They’re Able to Nurture Diversity – Athletic Business

“…at the end of the day, you’re going to have teammates that are of a different race than you are, of a different nationality, of a different economic background, possibly of a different sexual orientation.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1feh8dq Read more >


NFL Execs Vow Action to Regulate Locker-Room Culture – Athletic Business

Why not implement an informal (Ombudsman) system to provide a safe, cost-effective process for addressing issues early and providing constant improvement to the league and teams? #nfl #ombuds “League executives agree steps need to be taken, and have vowed to take action. But it may be difficult to regulate locker-room behavior by determining when something […] Read more >


Time for N.F.L. Sponsors to Demand Change

“So far no company has stepped up to help rid the league of that abusive locker room culture. To do that, those companies have to threaten to pull their sponsorship dollars, but that would take guts and a belief that N.F.L. teams should not be exempt from following common standards.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1eJUk0x Read more >


Temple facing Title IX inquiry from program cuts

“The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Temple University’s athletic department for possible Title IX gender-equity issues.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1dtukLr Read more >


Report to the Commissioner of the National Football League

The report to the NFL on the locker room culture in Miami. Not what most would look for in a workplace. Read the story: http://ift.tt/MRRwZf Read more >


The Only Six Words Parents Need to Say to Their Kids About Sports—Or Any Performance |…

The only six words needed to speak with kids about sports. Read the story: http://shar.es/QB3tM Read more >


The Rejection of Myron Rolle: The NFL wanted him … until he was named a Rhodes Scholar

“Rolle’s case illuminates how archaic and dehumanizing the NFL’s narrow conception of what makes a good player can be, how it forces unique people into rigid stereotypes and makes life-changing judgments about those who are different. To the NFL, people can only be athletic or smart, articulate or dumb, thuggish or timid. “ Read the […] Read more >


‘Super Fan’ in Shoving Case Has Abusive History – Athletic Business

“Whether he used the N-word to incite Smart in Saturday’s game or used more words to imply the same thing, Orr should not be confused with any first-time offender caught up in the moment and regretful immediately afterward. Current and former players say his foul words and taunts from his seat behind the goal have […] Read more >


The NFL’s Big Test | The MMQB with Peter King

“Unfortunately, this is a lot more okay in society than it is in lots of locker rooms. Some locker rooms are still stuck in the ’50s.” —NFL scout Read the story: http://ift.tt/NriWpL Read more >


Sport Law: A Managerial Approach, 3e

For those that are interested in learning more about Sports Law, there is a new version of Sport Law: A Managerial Approach out this Spring. SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, provided input and insights on this latest revision of an already exceptional text. http://ift.tt/1h8Mq8S Read the story: http://ift.tt/1h8Mq8S Read more >


Why Brazil’s footballers are prepared to go on strike | Gilberto Silva

Why Brazil’s footballers are prepared to go on strike. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ggPPyP Read more >


Lawmakers: ‘Redskins’ is insulting

“Saying the Washington football team ‘honored Native Americans’ perpetuates a charade that dishonors Native people and their governments and erodes the reputation of the National Football League,” wrote Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), chairwoman of the Indian Affairs Committee, and Rep. Tom Cole, member of the Native American Caucus, in a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger […] Read more >


‘The eagle has landed’: The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of how NFL prospect Michael Sam…

“Part of the strategy is to announce it once and let Michael focus on his football.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1iRniAc Read more >


Tiny Norway’s leads the world in Winter Olympic medal count. Why?

Find out how Norway has won the most medals ever. The answer is counterintuitive to many Americans. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1gX5Ihg Read more >


OK State’s Smart shoves Texas Tech fan

“… he appeared to exchange words with a fan in the front row before lunging for the fan and pushing him.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1chHgzx Read more >


Is SEC Dominance Good for College Football?

Is SEC Dominance Good for College Football? http://ift.tt/eA8V8J If the college football recruiting evaluation services are accurate, which over the long-haul they usually are, Tennessee had a heck of day on Wednesday. The Vols, who have raced through coaches while racking up five losing seasons since 2008, signed the seventh best recruiting class in the […] Read more >


Role of the Ombudsman

For those interested in what an Ombudsman does – here is an excellent interview with John Zinsser (@OmbudsAmbasador) discussing the role of an ombudsman. http://ift.tt/1klYq7e Read the story: http://ift.tt/1klYq7e Read more >


Google Makes Statement About Russian Anti-Gay Law

Thoughts on Google’s approach? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ewuLGm Read more >


Va. State Univ.: One player involved in QB altercation

“The investigation, conducted by attorney Robert L. Clayton, also concluded that the assault was not premeditated and resulted from trash-talking that one witness described as “comical.” The assault took place in a bathroom while WSSU was hosting a championship luncheon on campus on the eve of the league championship.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1dtuJc8 Read more >


N.F.L. Off-Season Could Bring Changes on Rules of Hazing

“Our No. 1 priority has to make sure that we have a workplace environment that’s professional, recognizing that we have some unique circumstances,” Goodell said Friday, indicating it might be time for the league to issue new guidelines. “But we have to make sure that our players, other employees, have that kind of professional workplace […] Read more >


Here are Over 1,000 Text Messages That Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin Allegedly Exchanged

“Through a league source, The Big Lead has obtained the full transcript of over 1,000 text messages Incognito and Martin swapped between October 2012 and November 2013” #nfl Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ionwzi Read more >


Former NFLer: ‘Your mind just goes crazy’

“It’s hard to deal with, it’s a hard subject, just not knowing what’s wrong with you,” said Jenkins. “Not knowing why these things are happening. “Your mind just goes crazy. And that’s just where I’m at right now.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/ML22lz Read more >


The Existential Meaning of the Super Bowl

The Existential Meaning of the Super Bowl http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The Dallas Cowboys’ Duane Thomas did his level best to put the Super Bowl in perspective. Having grown weary of a seemingly endless stream on inane questions, he finally posed one of his own: “If it’s the ultimate game, how come they’re playing it again next year?” […] Read more >


Expert: Unionizing College Athletics Is Years Away – Athletic Business

“If Kain is saying, ‘There are certain issues that ought to be addressed. This system is decades and decades old, and it’s out of date in some areas.’ Then absolutely, yes,” Stein said. “If you say, ‘Should there be a labor leader at each school that can call strikes and that kind of stuff?’ Absolutely […] Read more >


Northwestern players seek to join labor union

Should college athletes unionize? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1ndCKKy Read more >


Dr. V story understandable, inexcusable

“I suspect Grantland will not make similar mistakes again, that it will tighten its editing process, create more oversight and reach out more often from its Los Angeles-based headquarters to the broader resources at ESPN. But, if it is to grow and flourish, Grantland has to keep in mind what it learned from “Dr. V’s […] Read more >


Aaron Scheidies

SCI is honored to welcome Professional Triathlete, Aaron Scheidies @AaronScheidies to our advisory board. See his accolades here: http://ift.tt/KMNS1t Read the story: http://ift.tt/KMNS1t Read more >


Acting Like You Have Never Been There Before

Acting Like You Have Never Been There Before http://ift.tt/eA8V8J We have been going around in circles for nearly 50 years, since Cassius Clay filled the once quiet air with bombast—“I must be the greatest!”—after shocking the world by beating Sonny Liston. Clay ran to Liston’s corner to taunt him, shouted down his journalistic doubters, and […] Read more >


The Word “Thug” Was Uttered 625 Times On TV Yesterday. That’s A Lot.

“The Word “Thug” Was Uttered 625 Times On TV On Monday. That’s A Lot.” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1aJdOC9 Read more >


President Barack Obama says he would not let his son play pro football | Audibles – SI.com

“At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor,” Obama said of those players who do take the risk. “These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?” Read the story: http://ift.tt/1bG02UQ Read more >


Student’s video leads to discussion of race at UCLA | Inside Higher Ed

“As a black male, he felt “isolated” and he was very aware that the diversity at the university hasn’t led to increases in the share of black students (about 4 percent). While UCLA regularly has debates about race, he said that he felt that the perspective of black male students was missing.” “The university has […] Read more >


Body Atlas Reveals Where We Feel Happiness and Shame – D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

“Researchers have long known that emotions are connected to a range of physiological changes, from…sweaty palms to the racing pulse. But new research reveals that emotional states are universally associated with certain bodily sensations, regardless of individuals’ culture or language.” What implications might this have on emotional regulation in athletics? Read the story: http://ift.tt/1mnzw6C Read more >


Strong Rules

“New Texas hire Charlie Strong and his coaches met with the team with some expectations and changes that will be instituted immediately in Austin. The list is pretty straightforward, and according to SB Nation’s Texas Longhorns Football blog, a far cry from the way Mack Brown did things in his tenure. For instance: “No. 3: […] Read more >


UNC halts athlete literacy researcher’s work

“We are investigating all the claims being made and, if they are found to have merit, I will take all appropriate actions.” — UNC chancellor Carol Folt Read the story: http://ift.tt/1dzbfqz Read more >


IOC member rips U.S. for including openly gay members in Olympic delegation

IOC member takes issue with the U.S. delegation for Sochi. Read the story: http://ift.tt/1cqvZfx Read more >


10 Most Famous Hazing Cases to Land in Court – Online Colleges

Ten examples of high profile hazing cases. Read the story: http://ift.tt/L6V496 Read more >


Judge: NFL’s concussion settlement too low

“A federal judge denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players. U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody asked for more financial analysis from the parties, a week after players’ lawyers filed a detailed payout plan. “I am primarily concerned that […] Read more >


Ask SCI

Have questions related to issues or conflict that you experience in sports? Submit an ASK SCI question and one of our sports conflict resolution professionals will either respond directly or include the question in an upcoming Q&A article. http://ift.tt/1iDFspr Read the story: http://ift.tt/1iDFspr Read more >


CNN analysis: Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders

“Student-athletes who can’t read well, but play in the money-making collegiate sports of football and basketball, are not a new phenomenon.” Read the story: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/us/ncaa-athletes-reading-scores/index.html?c=us&page=0 Read more >


Mystery Bodies, Explosives Discovered Near Olympics Site

Sochi Olympics security remains a focus. Read the story: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/mystery-dead-bodies-explosives-discovered-winter-olympics-site/story?id=21474678 Read more >


UCI panel to investigate doping allegations

“Their work will also be focused on understanding what went so wrong in our sport and they will make recommendations for change so that as far as possible those mistakes are not repeated.” Read the story: http://espn.go.com/sports/endurance/story/_/id/10261630/uci-sets-3-man-panel-investigate-doping-past Read more >


UCI panel to investigate doping allegations

“Their work will also be focused on understanding what went so wrong in our sport and they will make recommendations for change so that as far as possible those mistakes are not repeated.” Read the story: http://espn.go.com/sports/endurance/story/_/id/10261630/uci-sets-3-man-panel-investigate-doping-past Read more >


Football Players Hate Each Other More Than You Think

“You are socialized to be with these people and not other people. Those who aren’t on the team are a waste of time.” Read the story: http://deadspin.com/football-players-hate-each-other-more-than-you-think-1458141601 Read more >


Pay for Play: Will Athletes Get Paid for Profit Generated at Schools?

SCI Intern, Max Forer, adds his thoughts on the Pay for Play debate for intercollegiate student-athletes. Read the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryan-kalbrosky/pay-for-play-will-ncaa-athletes-get-paid_b_4508893.html Read more >


Pay for Play: Will Athletes Get Paid for Profit Generated at Schools?

SCI Intern, Max Forer, adds his thoughts on the Pay for Play debate for intercollegiate student-athletes. Read the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryan-kalbrosky/pay-for-play-will-ncaa-athletes-get-paid_b_4508893.html Read more >


Rules for transfers could face some big change, big controversy

“Change is almost definitely coming, but in what form? “ Read the story: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24395638/rules-for-transfers-could-face-some-big-change-big-controversy Read more >


I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

“I honestly don’t know if my activism was the reason I got fired.” Read the story: http://deadspin.com/i-was-an-nfl-player-until-i-was-fired-by-two-cowards-an-1493208214?rev=1388685226&utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Read more >


Through My Eyes

Great blog from Professional Triathlete, Aaron Scheidies! http://cdifferentwithaaron.com/throughmyeyes/ Read the story: http://cdifferentwithaaron.com/throughmyeyes/ Read more >


For These Schools, Poor Return on Coaching Investment – Athletic Business

“Not including money related to buyouts they helped their coaches absorb, Purdue paid a little more than $2 million to Darrell Hazell and Cal $1.8 million to Sonny Dykes, putting them atop a group of five NCAA Bowl Subdivision schools that had seven-figure costs per victory based on head coaching compensation.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/more-news/for-these-schools-poor-return-on-coaching-investment.html Read more >


NCAA Denies ‘Legal Duty to Protect Student-Athletes’ – Athletic Business

“The NCAA denies that it has a legal duty to protect student-athletes,” the document said, “but admits that it was ‘founded to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitative athletic practices of the time.’ Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/more-news/ncaa-denies-legal-duty-to-protect-student-athletes.html?topic=1%2C100 Read more >


ACResolution Magazine – Fall 2013

SCI staff review The Conflict Resolution Toolbox in the context of sports in this quarter’s ACResolution Magazine. Read the story: http://www.acresolution-digital.org/acresolutionmag/fall_2013#pg22 Read more >


Whitman Locker Rooms Promote Inclusive Atmosphere

“We talk about how conflict should be brought up and dealt with,” said Ferenz. ”Some people really don’t like confrontation where others are very upfront, so working through those differences are important.” Read the story: http://whitmanpioneer.com/sports/2013/11/21/whitman-locker-rooms-promote-inclusive-atmosphere/ Read more >


No sex before games? Brazilian players test club controls

The teams may be missing the point when it comes to understanding Character Types and what rules align with performance on and off the field. Read the story: http://news.yahoo.com/no-sex-games-brazilian-players-test-club-controls-221551610–sow.html Read more >


Mag: Hidden demographics of youth sports

Interesting numbers to ponder. Read the story: http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/9469252/hidden-demographics-youth-sports-espn-magazine Read more >


Russian activists ask IOC Bach to investigate gay law

“During the meeting, the IOC was urged to launch an independent investigation on the legal implications of the anti gay laws … as these laws are infringing the Olympic charter and notably the sixth principle of non discrimination.” Read the story: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/russian-activists-ask-ioc-bach-investigate-gay-law-204449565–oly.html Read more >


USA TODAY

This can’t be good. Read the story: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday/posts/10151697269840667 Read more >


Nike announces support for Oregon gay marriage initiative

Nike putting money behind marriage equality. Read the story: http://www.oregonlive.com/playbooks-profits/index.ssf/2013/11/nike_announces_support_for_ore.html Read more >


High School Forfeits Fotoball Season Over Racist Graffiti

School forfeits season over racist graffiti. Read the story: http://abcnews.go.com/US/massachusetts-high-school-forfeits-football-season-racist-graffiti/story?id=20937751 Read more >


A Yellow Card

Interesting look at the World Cup. Read the story: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9979648/brazil-2014-world-cup Read more >


Athletic Business Newswire – High School’s ‘Arab’ Mascot Called Into Question

“Southern California high school’s longstanding Arab mascot is at the center of its own controversy.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/editors/blog/default.aspx?id=1237&topic=2%2C100 Read more >


Chadiha: Can NFL players police their ranks?

“There are lingering questions about: (1) why the Dolphins made Incognito, a player with a checkered past, a team leader; (2) what ultimately led Martin to snap and leave the team; and (3) how much the coaches and front office knew about the situation between the two players. But it is the question of why […] Read more >


McKinley High Cheerleaders Suspended Amid Cyberbullying Investigation

“school administrators noticed that some cheerleaders were allegedly engaging in more internet activity considered “cyberbullying,” which includes name-calling and harassment, against their peers. “ Read the story: http://hawaii.education.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/66427632152/mckinley-high-cheerleaders-suspended-amid-cyberbullying Read more >


Middle school coach takes team to Hooters despite controversy

“worth losing my coaching job over.” Read the story: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Portland-football-coach-takes-team-to-Hooters-despite-controversy-231303101.html Read more >


LISTEN: EMU Coach Fired For This ‘Inappropriate Language’

“Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke says fired football coach Ron English used “wholly inappropriate language” while addressing the team.” Read the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/09/ron-english-fired-emu-football-language-audio_n_4247039.html Read more >


Track & Field News

Issues of discrimination. Read the story: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151776631068333&id=84526083332 Read more >


Pop Warner sued for ‘head-first’ tackling technique

“It’s an unbelievable story about how not to run a football program,” says Rob Carey, a Phoenix attorney representing the plaintiffs. “And the really sad part is when you look at Pop Warner, they market themselves as safety, safety, safety.” Read the story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/preps/football/2013/11/07/pop-warner-football-donnovan-hill-paralyzed/3470237/ Read more >


2013 college basketball preview: Coaches grapple with line between discipline and abuse

Challenge for coaches in understanding appropriate boundaries. Read the story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/2013-college-basketball-preview-coaches-grapple-with-line-between-discipline-and-abuse/2013/11/01/2d7e1b60-3a55-11e3-a94f-b58017bfee6c_story.html Read more >


Winning ugly: ESPN journalism prevails

” Despite what at times seemed like sloppiness or naivete or compromise, ESPN journalism won. It may have won ugly, but it won. “ Read the story: http://espn.go.com/blog/ombudsman/post/_/id/176/winning-ugly-espn-journalism-prevails Read more >


Tony Dorsett Is One Of The First Living Players To Show Signs Of CTE

Can Science See Inside An NFL Player’s Skull Before It’s Too Late? Read the story: http://regressing.deadspin.com/5920006/can-science-see-inside-an-nfl-players-skull-before-its-too-late/1460211724/@kylenw Read more >


What Parents and Coaches Can Learn from the NFL Bullying Scandal

“Two explanations are surfacing for the intimidation, bullying, and exclusion that Jonathan Martin reportedly had to deal with while playing for the Miami Dolphins. The first is that the coaches stay out of the locker room in the NFL, leaving a vacuum for the veterans to fill. This is bad news when the vet who […] Read more >


If a 6’5, 312-pound Miami Dolphin can be bullied…

“Hazing begets bullying — that there isn’t so much a line between them as a line connecting them.” Read the story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/11/06/if-a-65-312-pound-miami-dolphin-can-be-bullied/ Read more >


Athletic Business Newswire – Sources: Coaches Asked Incognito to ‘Toughen’ Martin

“Florida’s Sun Sentinel is reporting that Miami Dolphins coaches asked lineman Richie Incognito to “toughen up” teammate Jonathan Martin, according to more than one team source.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/editors/blog/default.aspx?id=1225&topic=5%2C100 Read more >


In Bullying Case, Questions on N.F.L. Culture

More information unfolding on NFL locker room challenges. Read the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/sports/football/for-the-nfl-a-question-of-hazing-or-abuse.html?pagewanted=all Read more >


In Rodriguez Arbitration, Two Sides Play Hardball

In Rodriguez Arbitration, Two Sides Play Hardball Read the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/04/sports/baseball/in-rodriguez-arbitration-two-sides-play-hardball.html?_r=0 Read more >


More Study Urged on Concussions in Young Athletes

Despite a decade of increasing awareness of the seriousness of concussions, the panel found young athletes still face a “culture of resistance” to reporting the injury and staying on the sidelines until it’s healed. Read the story: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/study-urged-concussions-young-athletes-20727240 Read more >


Athletic Business Newswire – Prep Coach Groped in Facebook Photo Gets Fired

“Usually, it’s student-athletes who need reminders about what to post on social media. But this refresher might be good for coaches, too.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/editors/blog/default.aspx?id=1220&topic=2%2C100 Read more >


Dolphins say they didn’t know about Jonathan Martin bullying

“The notion of bullying is based on speculation and has not been presented to us as a concern from Jonathan or anyone else internally,” the team wrote. “The Miami Dolphins, including coach Joe Philbin and Jonathan’s teammates, have been in communication with Jonathan and his family since his departure from the club, and continue to […] Read more >


Dan Sileo fired for offering $1000 bounty to take out Florida State player

“Former Miami player and radio personality Dan Sileo has been fired by 640 WFTL sports radio in Miami after offering $1,000 to any Hurricanes player to “take out” Florida State running back Devonta Freeman (though the picture he linked in his tweet was that of defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who also wears #8, like Freeman).” […] Read more >


Canzano blog: Ex-Ducks player to Oregon fans ‘Go (bleep) yourselves’

A former student-athlete experiences college football as a fan. Read what he has to say about it. Read the story: http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2013/10/canzano_blog_ex-ducks_player_t.html Read more >


Details emerge of Dolphins teammates bullying Jonathan Martin, calling him ‘Big Weirdo’

“Reports surfaced earlier this week of Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin slamming his food tray down in the cafeteria and leaving the team after his teammates got up when he went to sit with them. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t just one incident that set Martin off.” As sports further professionalize, so too do the expectations of […] Read more >


Armstrong set to cough up $12m in bonus money fight

“A Texas company is closer to forcing Lance Armstrong to return about $12 million in bonuses he was paid for winning the Tour de France while secretly using performance-enhancing drugs.: Read the story: http://www.espn.co.uk/cycling/sport/story/253249.html Read more >


The Wall Street Journal

Baseball has a lot of work to do to capture the younger audience. Read the story: https://www.facebook.com/wsj/posts/10152035410333128 Read more >


Favre’s Memory Loss a Sad, Familiar Tale of Former NFL Players | The Sport Digest

“This was a little shocking to me that I couldn’t remember my daughter playing youth soccer … So for the first time in 44 years, that kind of put a little fear in me.” -Brett Favre on his memory loss from head trauma incurred while playing football. Read the story: http://thesportdigest.com/2013/10/favres-memory-loss-a-sad-familiar-tale-of-former-nfl-players/ Read more >


Wada to begin investigation into Jamaica’s drug-testing programme next week – Telegraph

“Wada will send three officers to Jamaica on Monday to look into claims that drug testing on the island was seriously deficient in build-up to London 2012” Read the story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/athletics/10398864/Wada-to-begin-investigation-into-Jamaicas-drug-testing-programme-next-week.html Read more >


Eagan: School slaps teen for doing the right thing | Boston Herald

“But I wasn’t drinking,” “And I felt like going to get her was the right thing to do. Saving her from getting in the car when she was intoxicated and hurt herself or getting in the car with someone else who was drinking. I’d give her a ride home.” Read the story: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/margery_eagan/2013/10/eagan_school_slaps_teen_for_doing_the_right_thing Read more >


Police: Two referees arrested at Mandeville-St. Paul’s game

“According to police and witnesses, the incident began when the Chain Crew, the volunteers holding the yard markers at the game, got into an escalating verbal confrontation with spectators on the sideline.” Read the story: http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/northshore/Police-Two-referees-arrested-at-Mandeville-St-Pauls-game-227471361.html Read more >


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Intuit Small Business Big Game. The Opportunity of a Lifetime.

Please help us get out the vote for a chance at a Super Bowl commercial! #TeamSmallBiz @sportconflict Read the story: https://www.smallbusinessbiggame.com/v4/api/facebook/get_facebook_share_page.json?page_id=2&content_id=376008&secondary_id=407358&is_from_header=0&is_fb=0&shareID=business_profile Read more >


Second Sports Agent Indicted in U. of North Carolina Scandal

“The truth is the institutions and the athletes – they may not realize it – but they really pay a price over time for this activity,” Woodall said. “Everybody allows it to go on, it’s just a wink and a nod, and I think people’s attention needs to be brought to this. I mean, it’s […] Read more >


Intuit Small Business Big Game. The Opportunity of a Lifetime.

Please support SCI in having a commercial produced and aired during this year’s Super Bowl! Read the story: https://www.smallbusinessbiggame.com/v4/api/facebook/get_facebook_share_page.json?page_id=2&content_id=376008&secondary_id=405736&is_from_header=0&is_fb=0&shareID=business_profile Read more >


Atheltics: Farah tells of park brawl with stranger – Other Sports News – Radio Sport – New…

“Before I knew it, we were having a full-blown fight, rolling around on the ground, trading blows. Onlookers had to pull us apart before things got really bad.” Read the story: http://www.radiosport.co.nz/news/spspo/813580780-atheltics–farah-tells-of-park-brawl-with-stranger Read more >


O’Bannon lawyer: Settlement would require NCAA payment

“One of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the NCAA concerning the use of college athletes’ names and likenesses says he is willing to discuss a settlement, but such a deal would have to involve the NCAA making both a payment to the plaintiffs and changes in what athletes can receive […] Read more >


New Texting Allegation Made at Latest Coatesville Board Meeting

“Two weeks after voting to accept the resignations of a superintendent and athletic director who exchanged racist and sexist text messages, the Coatesville Area school board could not escape the controversy at its committee meetings Tuesday.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1987409611&lntopicid=136030023&topic=2%2C100 Read more >


A-Rod sueing MLB over investigation

“Rodriguez filed a lawsuit on Friday morning in the New York State Supreme Court that alleges MLB and commissioner Bud Selig have had one goal in mind: “to improperly marshal evidence that they hope to use to destroy the reputation and career of Alex Rodriguez.”” Read the story: http://www.espn.co.uk/more/sport/story/244525.html Read more >


Ole Miss Probes Student-Athletes’ Gay Slurs at Theater Performance

“University of Mississippi officials apologized Thursday for the behavior of a group of freshman athletes who were among an audience that verbally harassed student actors during a university theater production of The Laramie Project.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1984684531&lntopicid=136030023&topic=1%2C100 Read more >


Taking a stand: Union High coach suspends entire football team in lesson about character

“We looked at it as a chance to say, ‘Hey, we need to focus on some other things that are more important than winning a football game. We got an emotional response from the boys. I think it really meant something to them, which was nice to see that it does mean something. There was […] Read more >


Maple Leafs-Sabres brawl: The five worst ideas

A layered look at the recent pre-season brawl. Read the story: http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-09-23/phil-kessel-john-scott-david-clarkson-suspension-maple-leafs-sabres-fight-miller Read more >


Italian Athlete Attempts to Dodge Doping Test with “Fake Penis”

The Whizzinator appears to be making a comeback. Read the story: http://flo.mx/16mxbEF Read more >


NFL Player Says ‘Nothing Wrong’ with Fact He Took Money in College

“I feel very strong about the injustice the NCAA has been doing for years,” Foster said after Friday’s practice. “That’s why I said what I said. I’m not trying to throw anyone under the bus or anything like that. … I feel like I shouldn’t have to run from the NCAA anymore. They’re like these […] Read more >


Racist, Sexist Texts Behind Superintendent, AD Resignations

“The texts – lewd, sexist, and rife with the “n-word” – were discovered by a district employee transferring data from an old phone to a new device.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1977342882&lntopicid=136030023&topic=2%2C100 Read more >


Mediator Called In to Settle Dispute in Europe

European Rugby Cup officials are hoping that a Canadian mediator can resolve a long-running dispute with French and English clubs, who want to scrap the Heineken Cup and start their own Anglo-French tournament. Read the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/sports/rugby/23iht-rugby23.html?_r=0 Read more >


Islamic Solidarity Games rocked by clothing controversy

“The Islamic Solidarity Games in Indonesia have been rocked by controversy over female athletes competing in sports bikinis. Some of the participating nations have made a demand for all women taking part in beach volleyball, track and field, and swimming events, to cover up fully. The organisers though, have refused to impose any such restriction […] Read more >


Spurs fans should not be punished for chanting ‘Yid’, says David Cameron

“The debate on this issue has two key considerations. Firstly, whether or not its use now plays a role in deflecting or attracting unjustified abuse, abuse that is inexcusable on any grounds; and secondly, whether it is liable to cause offence to others even if unintentionally,” said a Spurs spokesman. “Our fans have themselves engaged […] Read more >


http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/sep/17/world-cup-2022-australia-compensation-fifa

“Football Federation Australia is set to ask for compensation should Fifa move the 2022 Qatar World Cup to the northern hemisphere winter. The FFA is believed to want $43m – the amount it spent on its pitch for the World Cup – in compensation. The FFA’s bid for the tournament was based on the World […] Read more >


Athletic Business Newswire – Lawsuit: Girls Kicked Off Team Over Hazing Complaints

“A family in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is suing the County Board of Education claiming their daughters were kicked off the Siegel High School girls’ basketball team after complaining about being hazed.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/editors/blog/default.aspx?id=1183&topic=2%2C100 Read more >


Soccer-Anti-homophobia rainbow campaign hit by controversy

“UK government statistics suggest that six percent of people are gay, so we worked out that the odds on no footballer being gay are a quadragintillion to one. That’s a one with 123 zeros after it – it’s a big number, and it’s very, very unlikely that there are no gay players.” Read the story: […] Read more >


Singapore arrests 14 people in crackdown on football match-fixing

“In a crackdown on football match-fixing, Singaporean authorities have arrested more than a dozen people they suspect of being members of an organized crime syndicate. The arrests come amid a global effort to uncover corruption in the sport, which European police officials believe has reached some of the world’s most high-profile games including World Cup […] Read more >


Emmert: Not Time to Turn Student-Athletes into Employees

“The structure of the NCAA could look very different by this time next year as members try to resolve the growing disparity between big-money schools and smaller institutions. What won’t change, however, is the amateur status of the players who make college athletics a billion-dollar business. “One thing that sets the fundamental tone is … […] Read more >


The Root of Football’s Violence Problem

The Root of Football’s Violence Problem http://bit.ly/eA8V8J Best of luck to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NCAA president Mark Emmert and all the other powers that be who are trying to figure out ways to eliminate, or at least diminish the number of serious injuries that occur in football every season. Unfortunately, the dye was cast […] Read more >


Bulgarian sprinter banned for life for doping – Sport – NZ Herald News

“Bulgarian sprinter Tezdzhan Naimova has been banned for life and ordered to return her gold medal from the European indoor championships in March after her second doping offense was confirmed.” Read the story: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11126201 Read more >


Violent hits keep coming, so is NFL changing culture?

“Every time we think we’ve got this culture shift going in the right direction, we see stuff like that,” Guskiewicz told USA TODAY Sports Monday. “It was really unfortunate. What is wrong with that guy? Hopefully they’ll be able to get his behavior modified.” Read the story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2013/09/16/malcom-floyd-brandon-meriwaether-concussions-suspended/2823717/ Read more >


Beat me, if you can – The Inner Conflict of Masculinity – A Personal Reflection in Response to…

“It was always a struggle to me. How could I be this state champions wrestler and all state football player (high school) who needed to lead men yet privately write poetry about romance and love? This story has touched upon my own struggle with masculinity and being that sexual conqueror. I even let the pressures […] Read more >


Oklahoma State University president: School will investigate Sports Illustrated allegations | SI.com

“Oklahoma State President Burns Hargis says the school will conduct an investigation into possible rules violations by the football program that have been alleged in a series of stories by Sports Illustrated this week, and will ask the NCAA to be part of the review.” Read the story: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20130913/oklahoma-state-allegations-ncaa-si.ap/ Read more >


USA Cycling presses UCI to ask Court of Arbitration for Sport to decide election protocols

““It is entirely appropriate — and necessary — for a highly-respected, independent body such as CAS to resolve this specific question” Read the story: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-09-09/sports/41895450_1_uci-staff-hein-verbruggen-uci-constitution Read more >


FA Cup game abandoned after brawl

“There was a coming together between the two. It escalated from that.” Read the story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24095972 Read more >


The WSJ’s College Football Grid of Shame: rating how good all 125 teams are—and how embarrassed…

Agree with where WSJ has listed your team balancing on-field success with off-field behavior? Read the story: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324324404579041092507233498.html?mod=e2fb#project%3DTEAMS082913%26articleTabs%3Dinteractive Read more >


Report: Bonuses, Sex Used as Oklahoma State Football Incentives

“West Virginia assistant football coach Joe DeForest is at the center of a Sports Illustrated investigative report that alleges years of misconduct within Oklahoma State’s football program that includes paying players and providing sex to prospective recruits.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1969531267&lntopicid=136030023&topic=1%2C100 Read more >


The NFL Concussion Settlement

“Perhaps most important of all the settlement means that the NFL will not have to reveal what it knew and when it knew it concerning concussion related brain issues.” Read the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-crepeau/nfl-concussion-settlement_1_b_3853120.html Read more >


Seneca Blue Basketball: Joshua Gordon joins Blueprint for Success

Exciting news! Check out Blueprint for Success… http://www.senecabluebasketball.com/page/show/422924-blueprint-for-success-program Read the story: http://www.senecabluebasketball.com/news_article/show/281764?referrer_id=422650 Read more >


Malcolm Gladwell: Do Genetic Advantages Make Sports Unfair?

” It is a vision of sports in which the object of competition is to use science, intelligence, and sheer will to conquer natural difference. Hamilton and Armstrong may simply be athletes who regard this kind of achievement as worthier than the gold medals of a man with the dumb luck to be born with […] Read more >


Zoltan Mesko

Classy move by an athlete after being cut. Read the story: https://www.facebook.com/ZoltanMesko14/posts/418239154953410 Read more >


Athletic Business

Hazing incident. Read the story: https://www.facebook.com/athleticbusiness/posts/10151629318143775 Read more >


HS Coaches Search for Solutions to Parent Conflicts

“In many cases, a parent and coach see an athlete differently and neither ends up satisfied. The situation sometimes intensifies and athletic directors, principals, school board members and superintendents get dragged in. Administrators can try to smooth things over. But the decision often comes down to supporting their coaches and risk offending a parent, or […] Read more >


Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

“The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.” Read the story: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/judge-nfl-players-settle-concussion-164034323–nfl.html Read more >


Let’s Get Ready to Rumble – Part 2

“Power negotiating is the “ability to coerce someone to do something he . . . would not otherwise do.” Pacquiao’s stance is that Mayweather is attempting to bully him into taking additional blood tests, something that he normally would not do, by implying in their statements that Pacquiao is using performance enhancing drugs and, thus, […] Read more >


Angry Parents Take a Toll on Idaho HS Coaching Ranks

“Most fans see high school coaches at games and practices and think the job ends there. They don’t see all of the hidden hours and stress outside the gym and off the field. There’s the organizing, the fundraising, the psychology. And then, there are the parents.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1961275150&lntopicid=136030023&topic=2%2C100 Read more >


Canzano: High school coaches’ mistakes providing all the educating we can take around here

“Youth sports coaches have to be better than their professional counterparts. They have to be more responsible, accountable and restrained. Also, more ethical.” Read the story: http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2013/08/canzano_high_school_coaches_mi.html#incart_m-rpt-2 Read more >


Researcher looks for link between steroids and team conflict in major league baseball

“Why are players driven to use performance enhancing drugs?” Spell asks. “We’ve accepted that it’s to gain an advantage or help players quickly overcome an injury. If that’s the case, and players are performing well or staying physically healthy—thus staying on the field—then there is less conflict among the players on the team. It sounds […] Read more >


Lazio fans vow to end ‘famous monkey noises’

“A group of Lazio fans at the centre of a racial discrimination row claimed the allegations against them are “ridiculous”, but said it was time to put a stop to their “famous monkey noises” despite maintaining the chants had been misinterpreted.” Read the story: http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1528980/lazio-fans-reject-ridiculous-racism-accusation?cc=5901 Read more >


Let’s Get Ready to Rumble – Part 1

“This paper analyzes the negotiations between Mayweather and Pacquiao, exploring the negotiating styles, rhetoric, and shortcomings of both sides in chronological order.” Read the story: http://www.mediate.com/articles/LarsonJ2.cfm Read more >


Police: Australian player killed by ‘bored’ teens – Boston.com

“An Australian baseball player out for a jog in an Oklahoma neighborhood was shot and killed by three ‘‘bored’’ teenagers who decided to kill someone for fun, police said.” Read the story: http://boston.com/news/nation/2013/08/20/police-australian-player-killed-bored-teens/YXGd6vqUAcltLbdC31oHrN/story.html Read more >


Faced with Concussion Lawsuit, NCAA Opts for Mediation

“If the NCAA were to fight one of the two cases to the bitter end, it seems far more likely that the NCAA would continue to fight in O’Bannon because the NCAA’s principle of amateurism is such a core principle to the NCAA’s current means of business and ability to keep wealth in the hands […] Read more >


Russian athletes appear to defy anti-gay law with podium kiss

“The move appears to violate a Russian law passed in June, banning gay and lesbian “propaganda.”” Read the story: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2013/08/18/russia-gay-law-controversy-athletes-kiss.html Read more >


Oscar Pistorius Indicted For Murder

“The main charge laid by prosecutors carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum of 25 years in prison if Pistorius is convicted. The prosecution’s allusion to a possible fight between the couple at Pistorius’ villa before the shooting raises the possibility of a motive.” Read the story: Read more >


USA Swimming To Undergo Voluntary Review of Safe Sport Program | SWIMMING WORLD

“USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program, designed to protect athletes by investigating and eliminating members who violate the organization’s Code of Conduct, will be thoroughly investigated by a leading child abuse expert this fall. “ Read the story: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/USA/35663.asp?q=USA-Swimming-To-Undergo-Voluntary-Review-of-Safe-Sport-Program Read more >


Athletics need balance, not unilateral disarmament | Opinion | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

“The sad part is that we don’t seem to be any closer to finding common ground, even though there should be a great deal of it.” SCI’s Ken Pendleton. Read the story: http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/30306918-78/athletic-department-university-arms-athletics.html.csp Read more >


Banana-tossing Giants fan says gesture wasn’t racially motivated, just out of frustration

“I’m embarrassed and shocked by the outcome,” the Northern California resident said. “In hindsight, I wish I didn’t do it and I apologize. I’m very sorry.” Read the story: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/banana-tossing-giants-fan-says-gesture-wasn-t-001648859.html Read more >


Hale: Florida State seeks to compete with SEC on equal playing field

It’s an arms race. That’s the reality of college athletics … and we can’t allow other universities to continue to have an upper hand on us. –Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox Read the story: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9543925/florida-state-seminoles-look-level-playing-field-sec-gridiron-their-checkbook Read more >


Turning up the heat in Qatar: Can FIFA, Blatter overcome? – SportsBusiness Daily |…

SCI’s Dr. Ken Pendleton’s piece in the Sports Business Journal today. Read the story: http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2013/08/12/Opinion/Ken-Pendleton.aspx Read more >


Adam Jones: Banana thrown his way at AT&T Park

A banana thrown at player during the game, which was possibly meant as a racist statement from a fan. They are reviewing security cameras to see who threw it. With technology being what it is, if the thrower is found, what can and should the punishment be? What duties should be owed by fans to […] Read more >


New football palace sets dominant tone against opponents | Local News | The Register-Guard |…

“The point of the poke, the punch and the enemy meal is to whip up a feeling that Vince Lombardi called “synthetic hatred,” said Ken Pendleton, a practitioner and researcher at the Sports Conflict Institute based in Eugene. “You don’t hate the person before the game,” Pendleton said. “You would never break the rules to […] Read more >


Bad Apples?

Bad Apples? http://bit.ly/eA8V8J Great emphasis is placed on the bad things athletes do. Putting aside for a moment whether or not professional (or collegiate) athletes break the law at a greater rate than the average citizen (arguably, the visibility and high-stakes damage to competitive goals and reputation likely leave us with minimal tolerance for athletes […] Read more >


Calif. School District Requires Athletes to Sign Social Media Contract

“In an effort to curb cyberbullying, the Lodi Unified School District in Stockton, Calif., is requiring its high school students to sign a social media contract before they can participate in athletics or other extracurricular activities.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1950327365&lntopicid=136030023&topic=2%2C600 Read more >


NCAA apparel sales site used athletes’ names in search

“One of the defendants in a pair of lawsuits concerning the use of college athletes’ names and likenesses said in a court filing Monday products bearing college athletes’ jersey numbers do not represent actual college athletes. But earlier Tuesday, if you wanted to buy one of the many Texas A&M No. 2 or South Carolina […] Read more >


Demand Russia keep gay athletes safe

“”I’ve been very clear that when it comes to universal rights, when it comes to people’s basic freedoms, that whether you are discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, you are violating the basic morality that I think should transcend every country,” Obama said, going on to talk about how Russia’s […] Read more >


Why Does the NCAA Exist?

“In short, why does the NCAA still exist?” Read the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-treadway/johnny-manziel-ncaa-eligibility_b_3020985.html Read more >


FHSAA plans review of drug policy in wake of pro baseball steroid scandal | High School Buzz

“FHSAA Executive Director Roger Dearing fears his organization’s policies aren’t strong enough in the wake of a Miami Herald report alleging steroid use among high school athletes. The article, posted Tuesday, said a partial list of alleged clients of Biogenesis, the PED-peddling company at the center of the Alex Rodriguez scandal, includes two current private-school […] Read more >


Investigation Reveals Systematic Doping In West Germany

“The report discusses the use and encouragement of doping in various sports, elucidating not only the consent, but also the financial support the government granted to the subject over a period of time spanning several decades.” Read the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/06/systematic-doping-west-germany_n_3711540.html Read more >


MLB Drug Investigation: Quick Q&A

Q&A on MLB drug investigation. Read the story: http://thegardenisland.com/sports_wire/mlb-drug-investigation-quick-q-a/article_82663ca1-2dfc-5cc7-bca6-a5ba4855f804.html Read more >


Have & have not | Local News | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

“In each classroom is a screen that plays an Axon Cognitive Development Technology program, which provides videos that teach football skills. “They say it takes 10,000 repetitions to master a skill,” Hawkins said.” Read the story: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/30268421-75/football-center-university-hall-maintenance.html.csp Read more >


Why Baseball Still Needs Steroids: A Sociological Perspective

“Societies need deviance to reinforce what behaviors are acceptable. Deviance affirms what behavior is right and wrong, reinforces social order, and deters future deviant behavior. I believe the steroid era combined with Major League Baseball’s weak attempts at curbing behavior blurred the lines of acceptable and prohibited conduct.” Read the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jill-weinberg/why-baseball-still-needs-_b_3707800.html Read more >


Sandusky scandal costs PSU $48 million | SI.com

“Penn State’s bill to pay costs related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal is nearing $48 million.” Read the story: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20130802/penn-state-scandal-cost.ap/ Read more >


A Good Teacher Is A Good Coach

A Good Teacher Is A Good Coach http://bit.ly/eA8V8J It has often been said that good coaches are good teachers. Indeed, good coaches teach their players how to practice, manage their time, work with their teammates, handle adversity, etc. But, after more than ten years of teaching, I have come to the conclusion that one of […] Read more >


A Simple Suggestion to Teach Leadership

A Simple Suggestion to Teach Leadership http://bit.ly/eA8V8J Why are there coaches on the sidelines during games? If we take seriously the idea that the primary purpose of sports is moral training (I am not sure this should be the primary focus, but that is a subject for a another blog): to teach sportsmanship, leadership, sacrifice, […] Read more >


Eagles’ Riley Cooper apologizes for using racial slur

“This is the lowest of lows,” Cooper said. “This is not the type of person I want to be portrayed as. This isn’t the type of person I am. I’m extremely sorry.” Read the story: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/08/01/eagles-wr-riley-cooper-apologizes-for-using-racial-slur/ Read more >


Sport in conflict transformation – why sport has power to change the world – TransConflict

“The practice of using sport in peace and development is rapidly expanding as the numerous ways it positively impacts communities is being recognized. “ Read the story: http://www.transconflict.com/2013/08/sport-in-conflict-transformation-why-sport-has-power-to-change-the-world-108/ Read more >


Sport development, sport for development, or both? : International Platform on Sport and Development

Helpful distinction between sport development and sport for development – two very different focus areas. Read the story: http://www.sportanddev.org/en/newsnviews/news/?5921%2F1%2FSport-development-sport-for-development-or-both Read more >


Liverpool issue list of ‘unacceptable’ words to fight discrimination

“Liverpool have issued members of staff with a list of “unacceptable” words and phrases in their efforts to combat all forms of discrimination at Anfield. The guide, part of a wider education programme run by the club, details terms that employees should deem offensive under the headings of race/religion, sexual orientation, gender and disability. Most […] Read more >


USOC group looks at enforcement in misconduct cases

“The USOC is expected to announce the formation of the SafeSport Working Group on Investigation, Adjudication and Sanctions on Tuesday. Early last year the USOC launched SafeSport, a prevention and education program to address such misconduct.” Read the story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2013/07/29/usoc-safe-sport-enforcement-group/2598191/ Read more >


Home Run Derby Bilingual Controversy Brings To Light Baseball’s Evolving Culture

“I’m still surprised because I try to see what is really the harm in doing that type of interview,” Gomez told Fox News Latino recently. Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/sports/2013/07/29/home-run-derby-bilingual-controversy-brings-to-light-baseball-evolving-culture/#ixzz2aY9vmbbl Read the story: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/sports/2013/07/29/home-run-derby-bilingual-controversy-brings-to-light-baseball-evolving-culture/ Read more >


Full Count » David Ortiz on eruption: ‘I’m not a bad guy; I’m trying to do my job’

“That was horrible. It was horrible,” said Ortiz. “People always focus on when we snap. We’re not snapping everyday out there, there’s a reason why we snap. You always look like the bad guy – I’m not a bad guy; I’m trying to do my job. You don’t take my at-bat away from me like […] Read more >


Doping fight shifts from blood to brain

”The problem with anti-doping rules is they take a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach and don’t take into account cultural variation, especially when it comes to the idea of fairness and winning,” Connor said. ”A key aspect of the anti-doping fight is building the belief that anti-doping is effective and fair. ”Athletes, coaches and administrators also have to […] Read more >


Disney Under-16 football match ends in all-out brawl

“A match between youth teams at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Osceola County ended up in an all-out fight between players and parents which resulted in paramedics being called to treat injured parties.” Read the story: http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/223961.html Read more >


Badminton brawl leaves Olympian needing stitches

“Two Thai players who competed together in badminton doubles at London 2012 had a full-blown dust-up on court in Vancouver on Sunday. Both teams were thrown out of the tournament for their bad-behaviour…” Read the story: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/world-of-sport/badminton-brawl-leaves-olympian-needing-stitches-140038228.html Read more >


Tennis star says ‘treated like a criminal’ with doping ban

“The doctor in charge of the testing told me that I looked very pale and ill and that I could skip the test if I wrote an explanation letter to the ITF about it,” he said in a statement. “She dictated the letter to me and let me go without giving blood. She was very […] Read more >


A New Name in Baseball’s Investigation: the Arbitrator’s

“Horowitz is baseball’s new arbitrator, with a potentially daunting task ahead of him.” Read the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/sports/baseball/a-new-name-in-baseballs-investigation-the-arbitrators.html?_r=0 Read more >


e-Learning Courses

Get smarter about how you deal with conflict with our Kilmann Diagnostics e-learning courses. http://sportsconflict.org/e-learning-courses/ Read the story: http://sportsconflict.org/e-learning-courses/ Read more >


The Sanity Code

The Sanity Code http://bit.ly/eA8V8J It is easy to understand why NCAA president Mark Emmert has steadfastly maintained that student-athletes are not employees. After all, the ideal of amateurism is built on the principle that athletes should play for the love of sport rather than pay. The problem, of course, is that athletes–just like coaches, trainers, […] Read more >


How The Conflict In Northern Ireland Affected Soccer Players, Fans

The affects of the conflict in Northern Ireland on soccer players and fans. Read the story: http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/good-sports/201307/how-conflict-northern-ireland-affected-soccer-players-fans Read more >


When Is Too Young?

When Is Too Young? http://bit.ly/eA8V8J When you work in the youth sports field, you are reminded constantly of the fact that there are plenty of parents out there who either over-value their child’s athletic ability; over-rate their child’s athletic ability; or over-value the importance of their child’s athletic ability to their well being. But at […] Read more >


NBA hopes to have HGH testing in place by start of next season

“HGH is a very complicated issue, and we’re going through a detailed process that involves the appointment of a committee of experts,” Klempner said. “Likewise, there was a recent decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that has questioned some of the fundamental criteria for the testing. There’s additional work being done there. The […] Read more >


“Workplace Bullying at Colleges and Universities” – HigherEdJobs

“According to Bully in the Ivory Tower by Leah Hollis, 62% of higher education professionals report experiencing workplace bullying. This is significantly higher than the 35% of the general public who, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute, report workplace bullying.” Interesting topic for those of us that call Higher Education home. Read the story: Read more >


Is Former Stadium to Blame for Ex-Phillies Players’ Brain Cancer?

“The USA Today article reported that national studies suggest males have a 0.7 percent chance of being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. However, 3.14 percent of the Phillies’ 159 players from 1973 to 1983 were diagnosed with brain cancer.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1940092630&lntopicid=136030023&topic=5%2C400 Read more >


Do American Owners Understand the EPL Landscape?

Do American Owners Understand the EPL Landscape? http://bit.ly/eA8V8J by Ken Pendleton Jacksonville Jaguars’ owner Shad Khan recently became the 6th American to purchase a controlling interest in an English Premier League (EPL) soccer club by acquiring Fulham in a deal thought to be worth between $250 and $300 million. NFL owners have acquired a controlling […] Read more >


Athletic Business Newswire – ‘Transformative Change’ Coming to College Athletics

“Get ready, then, for Division 4, where BCS schools are going to set their own rules.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/editors/blog/default.aspx?id=1161&topic=1%2C200 Read more >


Two arrested for sending death threats to Tygart during Armstrong doping investigation

“Two men have been arrested for allegedly sending death threats to United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief Travis Tygart last year while his organisation was working to expose cyclist Lance Armstrong as a doper.” Read the story: http://zeenews.india.com/sports/others/two-arrested-for-sending-death-threats-to-tygart-during-armstrong-doping-investigation_765565.html Read more >


Sorry Sports Fans: The NCAA Drops its Video Game Contract

“The conflict between “student” and “athlete” in college sports reared its ugly head in an unique way this week, as the widely known association representing university athletic programs chose to step away from a long-running contract with one of the world’s largest video game manufacturers. They’re the reason people go to the games. When the […] Read more >


Sports Conflict Related Books and Documentaries

Summer sports conflict reading and watching…enjoy! Read the story: http://sportsconflict.org/sports-conflict-related-books-and-documentaries/ Read more >


Is Sport Sexist?

“While many women’s sports face battles of inequity, road cycling remains one of the worst offenders: fewer race opportunities, no televised coverage, shorter distances, and therefore salary and prize money inequity.” Read the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/18/men-only-sports_n_3616934.html?utm_hp_ref=uk Read more >


red sox – The four months that forever changed Drake Britton – WEEI | Rob Bradford

“Seventy-eight days. That’s how long it took for the moment to stop consuming Drake Britton. Since that early morning misstep in Fort Myers, Fla., when the Red Sox pitching prospect was arrested for driving under the influence after being clocked at 113 mph, Britton hadn’t been able to shake the most uneasy feeling of his […] Read more >


When Saturday Comes – MLS bribe fans to stop “You Suck Asshole” chant

“Garber has long been fixated on getting rid of this strangely resilient tradition, shouted when the opposing goalkeeper takes a goal-kick. In the past he has described the chant as uncreative, ridiculous, vulgar and sophomoric. But now, with new TV deals already being negotiated for 2014, he really does mean business. While the efforts are […] Read more >


Cost to Affirm Proper Handling of HS Hazing Case: $115K

“Maine Township High School District 207 spent about $115,000 on an investigation that found staff members responded appropriately to hazing allegations.” Read the story: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/articles/lexisnexis.aspx?lnarticleid=1931996803&lntopicid=136030023&topic=2%2C100 Read more >


Football club racism

“It’s just so unfair. It breaks their self-confidence down to rubble and it ruins the game. Racism is there, and the way these boys look at it is they are kind of used to it now, but it’s wrong.” Read the story: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/sport/8926519/Investigation-into-racism-in-Wellingtons-football-clubs Read more >


Lolo Jones reportedly punches woman at bar

“We are treating this like we have with any other situation by investigating to see if there is a code of conduct violation.” Read the story: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/viewart/20130716/SPORTS/130716033/Lolo-Jones-swirling-in-controversy-again?Frontpage Read more >


How Should Major League Soccer Respond to the English Premier League on NBC?

How Should Major League Soccer Respond to the English Premier League on NBC? http://bit.ly/eA8V8J NBC’s three-year $250 million contract to broadcast English Premier League matches beginning next month poses a significant challenge to Major League Soccer. The 17 year old American league has been success by many measures: average attendance approached 19,000 last season, which […] Read more >


How the media thrives on false conflict – KansasCity.com

“When the model for discussion is two guys yelling at each other on ESPN, don’t be surprised if the people who watch that stuff think it’s how you disagree. You think this player sucks, I don’t: let’s square off and yell at each other (if you’re on the Internet you do it with caps and […] Read more >


Pouncey brothers Aaron Hernandez hats create controversy

“The Pouncey brothers Aaron Hernandez hats have them in some trouble with their teams. According to ESPN on July 15, the Pouncey brothers wore hats that said “Free Hernandez” at a birthday party over the weekend.” Read the story: http://www.examiner.com/article/pouncey-brothers-aaron-hernandez-hats-create-controversy Read more >


Four Nigerian clubs to be investigated for match-fixing after 79-0, 67-0 results

Both winning sides began the tournament with 2-0 wins, before holding each other to a 0-0 stalemate. This meant that if both clubs won their final games, it would come down to goal difference. But despite Plateau’s second-half goal-rate averaging at an alarming goal every 40 seconds and technically placing them top, all four clubs […] Read more >


Fatal PNG rugby league brawl leads to cancellation of highlands season

“In Papua New Guinea, where rugby league is the national sport, violence is seriously marring the game. The national sport of Papua New Guinea, rugby league, has been seriously marred by onfield violence unlike anything we see in the State of Origin. PNG Rugby League has banned all the remaining games in the local competition […] Read more >


Johnny Manziel leaves Manning Passing camp a day early, but why?

For Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, controversy, questions, and Twitter pictures that hint at answers find the young Texas Aggie football legend in the middle of yet more maelstrom. On July 14, 2013 media outlet Fox Sports Southwest noted Sunday, “the off-field legend of Johnny Manziel continues to grow with allegations the Texas A&M star […] Read more >


BBC Audiences Outraged Over ‘Sexist’ Wimbledon Comment

“This is appalling. Tennis is one of the worst offenders in sport in terms of the focus on women athletes’ looks and the BBC needs to take action,” Sue Tibbals, chief executive of the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation, told Reuters. “I thought Bartoli was an absolute inspiration, so spirited and gutsy, and she does […] Read more >


Why Wrestlers Make the Best Employees

“More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill—none have wrestled without pride.” ~ Dan Gable Read the story: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevecooper/2012/07/31/why-wrestlers-make-the-best-employees/ Read more >


John Rocker Thinks Major League Baseball Better Players Steroids

“Honestly, and this may go against what some people think from an ethical standpoint, I think it was a better game,” he said. “At the end of the day when people are paying $80, $120, whatever it may be, to buy their ticket and come watch that game, it’s almost like the circus is in […] Read more >


ABC News

Twitter conflict. Read the story: http://www.facebook.com/abcnews/posts/10151711879523812 Read more >


Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

Another high profile PED issue. Read the story: http://www.chron.com/sports/article/Tyson-Gay-tests-positive-for-banned-substance-4664538.php Read more >


USA victory under investigation after two Belize players claim they were offered a bribe ahead…

“Two Belize international players have claimed that they were offered a bribe ahead of their CONCACAF Gold Cup match with the United States of America earlier this week. USA won the opening group stage fixture 6-1, but Woodrow West and Ian Gaynair have since revealed that they were approached before the game. They informed CONCACAF […] Read more >


The Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) – LawInSport

FIBA established the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT”) in 2006. The BAT provides services for the resolution of disputes between players, agents and clubs through arbitration. Read the story: http://www.lawinsport.com/sports/item/the-basketball-arbitral-tribunal-bat?category_id=152 Read more >


Bearing the Costs of High-Risk Athletes

Bearing the Costs of High-Risk Athletes, by Dr. Ken Pendleton Let me see if I can summarize what USA Today recently reported about an incident involving Aaron Hernandez and, believe it or not, Tim Tebow. The two of the them were at a night-spot, called the Swamp, at one in the morning, on a weeknight […] Read more >


Kraft Breaks Silence On Hernandez: ‘Whole Organization Has Been Duped’ – CBS Boston

“No one in our organization was aware of any of these kind of connections. If it’s true, I’m just shocked. Our whole organization has been duped.” Read the story: http://cbsloc.al/12dGxuF Read more >


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Drugs, bribery and the cover-up! Russian athletes – including those who…

“Russia’s suitability to host the World Athletics Championships next month and the Winter Olympics in February has been plunged into doubt by allegations that Russian athletes are doping under instruction from coaches and are assisted by cover-ups at the country’s main anti-doping laboratory.” Read the story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2357501/World-Athletic-Championships-rocked-Mail-Sunday-special-investigation-doping-Russia.html Read more >


Josh Hamilton using chewing tobacco again despite 2012 controversy

“The big controversy in 2012 was that Hamilton, who has fought addiction his entire life, chose to quit chewing tobacco midway through the season. This caused him to suffer withdrawal symptoms, including blurred vision. His batting average took a nosedive and it seemed he was swinging at everything.” Read the story: http://www.examiner.com/article/josh-hamilton-using-chewing-tobacco-again-despite-2012-controversy Read more >


UN’s Adviser on Sports Diplomacy Visits NKorea

“A special adviser to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in North Korea on Saturday on a sports diplomacy mission that he said would include discussions about promoting sports for women, the disabled and the disadvantaged. Read the story: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/uns-adviser-sports-diplomacy-visits-nkorea-19593487#.UdnoYTtwroI Read more >


Weighing Changes to the Business Side After Doping Scandals

“That call to change the business side of the sport is a topic that nearly a decade ago seemed as taboo as singling out dopers. Now it is almost de rigueur.” Read the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/07/sports/cycling/stung-by-doping-scandals-cycling-weighs-changes-to-its-business-side.html?_r=0 Read more >


Schools Rugby Season Marred By Controversy: Time For Action | The Sunday Leader

“The Schools rugby League season finally ended after a series of controversies during and after the fixtures creating unpleasant feelings among the schools, players, parents and in particular the rugby loving spectators.” Read the story: http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2013/07/07/schools-rugby-season-marred-by-controversy-time-for-action/ Read more >


Mountain Biking: Avoiding Conflict

“Mountain biking has become more extreme in the past two decades — with the trend fueled by better bikes, advanced protective gear, increasingly skilled cyclists and the growing popularity of downhill riding. The growth of the sport also has increased the chance for trail conflicts among cyclists, hikers, runners, equestrians and others who use the […] Read more >


CNN

Troubling incident involving a referee. Read the story: http://www.facebook.com/cnn/posts/10151765021916509 Read more >


The Key to Ethical Reform

The Key to Ethical Reform http://ifttt.com/images/no_image_card.png Sport has never really recovered from the bad name the Romans gave it. The Greeks held athletic competition in very high esteem, putting it on the same pedestal as music, theater, and sculpture. The pursuit of excellence was fundamental and the men who attended the Olympics tended to also […] Read more >


Woessner Explains Safe Sports Investigation Process; No Knowingly False Reports

“The Safe Sport policies – “required, prohibited, and suggested – are for the protection of coaches and swimmers alike.” These policies help create safe environments in which all can thrive in and out of the water. Susan’s goal, through the creation of safe swimming environments, is to raise awareness of and eliminate abuse in swimming.” […] Read more >


Another Reason to Change the Name of the Washington Football Team

“As the controversy surrounding Paula Deen indicates, there’s little money in racism. Walmart, Target, J.C. Penney, Sears and a whole slew of other retailers dropped the former Food Network star after she admitted using racial slurs in the past. I’ll give the executives behind these decisions the benefit of the doubt and assume they chose […] Read more >


Being a Sports Fan B.C.–Before Cable

Being a Sports Fan B.C.–Before Cable http://bit.ly/eA8V8J The operation of my ‘51 inch plasma TV requires the use of six remote controls. They operate two DVD players (one for recording and one that plays discs from any region in the world), a Blu-ray disc player, the stereo, the digital cable box, and the TV itself. […] Read more >


Sepp Blatter pledges to give back to Brazil – ESPN FC

“FIFA president Sepp Blatter responded Friday to criticism of the cost of staging the World Cup in Brazil by pledging to give at least $100 million in profits back to the country.” Read the story: http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1487425/sepp-blatter-pledges-give-back-brazil?cc=5901 Read more >


Eligibility – Eighth-Grade Basketball Player’s Hair a Federal Court Case

“…the case once again supports the general rule that participation in interscholastic sports falls outside the Due Process Clauses found in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. In particular, while students may have a constitutionally protected property right in their education, and the State may not withdraw that right absent fundamental due process, they are not […] Read more >


Athletic Business Newswire – Study Reveals Alarming Safety Trends in Youth Sports

“11 percent of youth athletes claim to have been offered some form of reward, or “bounty,” as an incentive to injure an opposing player. The survey also showed 30 percent of respondents have been “secretly glad” when a player on the other team got hurt. Meanwhile, 16 percent of respondents say either they or a […] Read more >


Hernandez joins list of active athletes charged

ESPN.com has compiled a list of athletes charged with homicide or manslaughter while actively in their sport. Read the story: http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/9426489/aaron-hernandez-joins-list-active-athletes-charged-murder-homicide-manslaughter Read more >


What Prison Will Be Like For Hernandez

Sheriff of Bristol County Thomas Hodgson breaks down what Aaron Hernandez’s time in prison will be like. Read the story: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn%3A9426780 Read more >


27 players arrested since the Super Bowl

27 players arrested since the Super Bowl. Read the story: http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/27-players-arrested-since-the-super-bowl-slideshow/ Read more >


Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez void of emotions during arraignment on murder charges

“If Hernandez felt any fear over charges that could take him from the glory of the NFL to a life sentence, he didn’t show it. If he felt any emotion over the death of his one-time friend, even as Lloyd’s mother had to leave the courtroom, he didn’t show it. If he was moved to […] Read more >


Casey Martin’s golf cart sparks controversy again – National Sports News

“I said, ‘Man, I went to the Supreme Court, and I know what my rights are. Do they know my story?’” Martin said. “And he said, ‘Yes, they know.’ “I said, ‘Let me ride this.’ He apologized but said he couldn’t. I said, ‘I know I can use this cart, but if not, can you […] Read more >


Report: Transgender Olympians Were Castrated to Compete in London Games

“The controversy in this case is twofold. For one, Grudzinkas says that, if such athletes are not banned from future competition, it could open up athletes to abuse. Moreover, the spirit of fair play in single-gender competitions is also being called into question, as women with elevated levels of testosterone and other male hormones can […] Read more >


Parents Sue After Middle School Wrestler Injures Back at First Practice

“The plaintiffs claim the wrestling mats the coaches used during the practice were worn out and improperly maintained. They also allege that when Gurule complained about his injuries, the coaches did not assist, treat or help him get medical attention. Instead, the complaint states, the coaches then instructed the other student and Gurule to begin […] Read more >


Anfield landlord seeks compensation over Liverpool stadium blight

“Homeowners accuse Liverpool of blighting the area around Anfield Stadium by buying properties and deliberately leaving them empty.” Read the story: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/jun/24/liverpool-houses-landlord Read more >


E:60 – A Girl’s Best Friend

Powerful story of athlete inclusion and overcoming disability. Read the story: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8598189 Read more >


The Genius of Coaching Less

The Genius of Coaching Less http://bit.ly/eA8V8J On a recent podcast of Radiolab, Secrets of Success, Malcolm Gladwell, the author of: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, and Outliers: The Story of Success argued that a key ingredient in becoming genius—the difference between being […] Read more >


e-Learning Courses

Announcement: SCI is proud to have a newly formed partnership with Kilmann Diagnostics to offer Conflict Management e-learning options. Start learning and spread the word! Thanks! http://sportsconflict.org/e-learning-courses/ Read the story: http://sportsconflict.org/e-learning-courses/ Read more >


Wimbledon: Class, composure and controversy of Serena Williams – The National

“Within a culture that thrives on stories of redemption, that celebrates resilience and determination, the career of Serena Williams reads like a Hollywood screenplay,” David J Leonard, an associate professor at Washington State University, wrote. “Yet, her career has been one marred by the politics of hate, the politics of racism and sexism.” Read the […] Read more >


Tour winner Ullrich admits doping

“Almost everybody back then took performance-enhancing substances,” he told German magazine Focus. “I didn’t take anything which the others were not taking.” Read the story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/23013133 Read more >


Biogenesis investigation brings a hardened, over-the-top stance from Bud Selig and MLB

“Their mistake was overestimating Major League Baseball’s leaders’ preference for restraint, their distaste for ugly public dramas. Biogenesis, Tony Bosch, Tony’s dad, a new character with store-bought pecs and a spray-on tan named Porter Fischer who currently can be found raging against MLB’s duplicity, the ballplayers who became clients and their many puppy-dog retrievers, all […] Read more >


Arrest Warrant for Aaron Hernandez, Sources Say

Even if cleared of charges, Hernandez likely would face NFL discipline. Worst case scenario could include additional charges. Read the story: http://abcnews.go.com/US/aaron-hernandez-arrest-warrant-issued-obstruction-ustice-charge/story?id=19453898 Read more >


Premier League fans descend on London to protest about ticket prices

“We’ve had enough. We’ve just got to let the Premier League know how we feel,” said John Bonfield, a Spurs fan from Hackney who said he feels his club simply charge whatever they think they can get away with. The genesis for the march was a couple of meetings organised by more than 15 supporters’ […] Read more >


Pacman to tell rookies no escaping past

“Adam “Pacman” Jones told USA Today Sports earlier this week that he doesn’t know why he shouldn’t talk to the NFL’s rookies later this month, saying he’s confident he’ll be cleared of his recent assault charge and that he has an important message to share. “Why would I not keep talking to the youth and […] Read more >


Mediation Sought for Penn State Sanction Funds

“State Senator Jake Corman (R-Centre) and State Treasurer Rob McCord have asked Commonwealth Court to place their lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) into mediation, in the hope of deciding the use of Penn State University sanction funds as soon as possible. Their request, filed with the court yesterday afternoon, came after they […] Read more >


Doping inquiry into Olympic race walker Alex Schwazer widens | SI.com

“We need to follow this case and see if it involves merely allegations and controversy or well-founded accusations,” said Italy’s Sports Minister Josefa Idem, a former Olympic canoe champion. “In Italy, we have a law that punishes not only those who practice doping but also those who aid and cover up those who practice it.” […] Read more >


Adult Education and Sports

Adult Education and Sports http://bit.ly/eA8V8J Most critics and defenders of sports share the assumption that the worth of sports should be measured by the extent to which it has a civilizing effect on the performers and spectators. George Orwell, to cite just one example, excoriates what he terms “serious sports” because it “has nothing to […] Read more >


In Chicago, the ‘Blackhawks’ nickname isn’t a big issue

“Observers have numerous theories about why that’s the case, ranging from hockey’s relatively minor status on the national sports scene to Chicago’s small American Indian community to the team’s support of a local American Indian organization. Also, a name such as ‘Redskins’ is widely considered by American Indians to be a racist slur; judging the […] Read more >


San Jose sues MLB over vote on A’s move

“It’s time for someone to take on this supposed baseball exemption from antitrust laws,” said attorney Phil Gregory of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, the law firm representing the city. “The City of San Jose is a perfect candidate to make that challenge.” Read the story: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9399631/san-jose-sues-mlb-vote-oakland-athletics-potential-move?src=mobile Read more >


Lolo Jones Looks to Change Olympians’ Income, Sparks Controversy

“I don’t want to offend anyone, and I’ve always wanted to help out my bobsled teammates. Some of them have debt because they’ve given their life to the sport. My partner Jazmine and I had to raise money for the bobsled to be funded just to finished the season, because only 2 of the 3 […] Read more >


The Sports Network Football Bowl Subdivision

“It didn’t take Johnny Manziel 140 characters to spark another social media controversy. It only took 95. On Sunday, the 2012 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback out of Texas A&M sent out a tweet that read he can’t wait to leave College Station. The tweet has since been deleted.” Read the story: http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot%2Fnews%2Fnews.aspx%3Fid%3D4602030 Read more >


Dreams of a Better Athlete?

Dreams of a Better Athlete? http://bit.ly/eA8V8J When I was growing up, nothing thrilled me more than long summer days and the promise of getting the neighborhood kids together for wiffle ball; or pick-up basketball; or touch football; or…you get the point. I’ve often thought that some of my best and most enjoyable moments in sport […] Read more >


Shyma Das, former MLB arbitrator, breaks down baseball’s appeals process

“Most of the cases, there aren’t any [law] books to run to,” he said. “The law is what’s in the contract. And in this case, the parties’ joint drug agreement, that’s the law. The drug program itself sets forward the standard. It specifically states what has to be shown by the commissioner in order to […] Read more >


Hacked off! City investigate claims of online spying by rival clubs

“Manchester City are continuing investigations into an alleged breach of security involving their scouting reports. Concerns have been raised that a rival club has managed to hack into confidential files online which detail who City have identified as potential signings. City are yet to complete the investigation and no complaint has yet been registered with […] Read more >


Protests hit Brazil cup opener

“Brazil’s opening Confederations Cup match was affected by protests that left 39 people injured. Up to 1,000 Brazilians demonstrated outside the country’s national stadium to vent their anger at the amount of money the country is spending on staging next year’s World Cup. Police used tear gas and pepper spray to control protesters before the […] Read more >


Baseball must take action to end dangerous on-field brawls

“Not only has MLB been reluctant to curb the culture of brawling in this era, it has never even attempted to stop the fighting. Unlike the NBA and NHL, baseball has ignored its fights. MLB simply handles them on a case-by-case basis, doling out laughable punishments and fines for major atrocities. Do they happen only […] Read more >


Enough

“We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.” —Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, 2013 Read the story: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9376010/rename-washington-redskins Read more >


Aaron Scheidies – World-class Legally Blind Triathlete – ESPY Award Nomaniee – 2013 Season

More excellent work from athlete Aaron Scheidies. Read the story: http://www.cdifferentwithaaron.com/ Read more >


Do Black Coaches Have More To Prove? – HuffPost Live

Interesting thoughts on race and coaching. Read the story: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/black-coaches/51b8d32702a7607696000161 Read more >


Update: ‘Chicago Stronger’ T-shirts pulled from site; company responds

Are Boston fans rightfully upset or being too sensitive? Read the story: http://www.boston.com/news/source/2013/06/chicago_stronger_t-shirts_now_for_sale.html Read more >


Sports Conflict Institute (SCI) – About – Google+

SCI is now on google+ Read the story: https://plus.google.com/b/112013026602508277036/112013026602508277036/about Read more >


Athletic Business Newswire – NFL’s Goodell, Idaho School Diverge on Use of ‘Redskins’

“The Washington Redskins name has thus from its origin represented a positive meaning distinct from any disparagement that could be viewed in some other context. For the team’s millions of fans and customers, who represent one of America’s most ethnically and geographically diverse fan bases, the name is a unifying force that stands for strength, […] Read more >


Maisel: Even stars get homesick

“They have the adjustment to college, the adjustment to new academic standards, they’re possibly living far away from home, they might be doing things on their own they never knew how to do,” said Dr. Carmen Tebbe Priebe, the director of psychological resources in the Oklahoma athletic department. “And then you add the pressure of […] Read more >


Top Dipsea runner Gus Gibbs on outside looking in after controversy in 2012 race

“What I’d like to see is whenever conflict arises, which hopefully doesn’t happen too often, if we could just work together to resolve it by bringing people together to work out their differences and learn from whatever happened,” Rivers said. “The idea of sportsmanship really is the Dipsea. I think that would be ideal. If […] Read more >


Call for Papers: Sports as a tool to promote development and peace, International Journal on Sport for Peace Development

Call for Papers: Sports as a tool to promote development and peace, International Journal on Sport for Peace Development     Read more >


Why do baseball games take so long? – The Boston Globe

“So far this season, baseball games are running longer than any time in the history — on average, nine-inning games are more than a half-hour longer than they were 40 years ago. The reasons are varied — from batters and pitchers taking longer to set up to TV timeouts prolonging the gap between innings — […] Read more >


Mark Cuban funds SMU study of flopping in basketball, soccer and other sports

“Flopping, the art of theatrically “suffering” a blow from an opponent in the hopes of getting a favorable call from the refs, has long been a mainstay of soccer. It’s made its way stateside, and has become such an endemic problem in the NBA that the league has had to come up with rules, toothless […] Read more >


Stern hopes to expand anti-flopping rules

Thoughts on how best to combat flopping in the NBA? Read the story: http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/9350408/david-stern-says-nba-needs-expand-anti-flopping-rules Read more >


For Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis scandal is one mess he can’t clean up alone

“Again and again, A-Rod finds himself in this position: prone, vulnerable and in need of someone to clean up the messes he creates because those with whom he surrounds himself get paid more to rescue him from the muck than prevent him from wading into it. Time has proven he cannot help himself. Sometimes it’s […] Read more >


ASK SCI: Process for Helping Coaches Communicate with Parents?

ASK SCI: Process for Helping Coaches Communicate with Parents? http://bit.ly/13anfXX Q. I am a parent on a small kids swim team. We have a coach who doesn’t communicate well with some parents. Unhappy parents have created a rift of criticism through gossip and a shared group mentality that the coach is not addressing every parents’ […] Read more >


Why Hasn’t Soccer Arrived?

Why Hasn’t Soccer Arrived? http://bit.ly/eA8V8J Soccer has arrived. Soccer is one the verge of arriving. Or soccer will never arrive. That’s the debate that resurfaces every time the sport captures headlines in the US. The subject first surfaced when NBC’s broadcast of the ’66 World Cup final drew high TV ratings. It occurred when Pele […] Read more >


Promotion and Relegation: The Greed of American Exceptionalism

Promotion and Relegation: The Greed of American Exceptionalism http://bit.ly/eA8V8J Today, stories surfaced that foreign owners, including many American ones, are keen to abolish relegation and promotion from the English Premier League. This silly idea has to be taken somewhat seriously since half of the EPL owners are foreigners who appear to be more concerned with […] Read more >


Whereas Fans Are Fed Up

Whereas Fans Are Fed Up http://bit.ly/eA8V8J Whereas the National Hockey League can lock out players and thus jeopardize the whole season for the second time in a decade; Whereas the owner of Manchester United can plunge one of the richest clubs in the world into massive debt by acquiring it through a leveraged buyout; Whereas […] Read more >


Romanian goalkeeper bites opponent in match with seven red cards – video

“The game ends up with seven players receiving red cards. Bornescu’s bite echoes Luiz Suárez’s bite on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in April.”http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2013/may/30/romanian-goalkeeper-bites-opponent-video This Romanian Liga I match between Petrolul Ploiesti and Gaz Metan descends into chaos after Gaz Metan striker Thaer Al Bawab takes too long to get up after going down with an injury Read more >


Canceled Liberty State Park Race Lacked Authorization

Race Director, apparently, lacked permission for the race and, thus, it was cancelled. Still no signs of refunds to registered participants…http://www.runnersworld.com/races/canceled-liberty-state-park-race-lacked-authorization?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-RunnersWorld-_-Content-News-_-NJRacesCanceled Liberty Lightning 5-K didn’t file necessary paperwork in time, in contrast to race director’s claim. Read more >


USA TODAY

Paterno family is using the NCAA for its disciplinary decisions in the wake of the Sandusky scandal. http://www.facebook.com/usatoday/posts/10151384331075667 The family of Joe Paterno is suing the NCAA for its disciplinary decisions in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal: http://usat.ly/1135nLT Read more >


Father sues after teen is dropped from track team

Too bad there wasn’t a Sports Ombuds in place to prevent it from reaching the point of a lawsuit… “It’s an emotional issue anytime you are dealing with parents, children, and their sports,” he said.http://articles.philly.com/2013-05-28/news/39559504_1_son-catholic-school-track There’s a point Ervin Mears Jr. wants people to understand, and it’s the reason he filed a federal lawsuit when […] Read more >


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/expert-boxing-made-no-steps-rid-itself-peds-001700539.html

“Problems plaguing the sport from the very beginning are still doing so and the closest it gets to reform is some hollow words from media, empty promises from promoters, and bureaucratic shuffling of papers at the commission level.”http://sports.yahoo.com/news/expert-boxing-made-no-steps-rid-itself-peds-001700539.html Read more >


The New ESPN Ombudsman Is One of Its Fiercest Critics

“Lipsyte…is fairly sure of what his central theme will be: “the interface of ESPN’s fiduciary relationship with the leagues and its commitment to coverage, to journalism.” In other words: conflict of interest. “I’ve spent 50-odd years in the business, believing that sports is one of the main currencies of communication in America, and still an […] Read more >


The Mag: False child porn allegation ends coach’s career

Chilling look at the challenge of protecting people from predatory behavior and balancing that goal with being correct in any accusations. http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/9308806/minnesota-state-mankato-coach-todd-hoffner-career-was-ruined-child-porn-allegation-espn-magazine In ESPN The Magazine’s Taboo Issue, Eli Saslow writes that all it took to ruin the career of Minnesota State Mankato head football coach Todd Hoffner was a university-owned cellphone and 100 seconds […] Read more >


http://www.kidsports.org/home.php?layout=45103

Check-out the SCI Sports Ombuds page for our Kidsports location in Eugene, OR!http://www.kidsports.org/home.php?layout=45103 KIDSPORTS is extremely excited and proud to partner with the Sports Conflict Institute.The Sports Conflict Institute (SCI) serves as a resource center and provides a range of services to help optimize performance in sports(Check out their web-site at:www.sportsconflict.org). Read more >


Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio discusses Spartans’ team fights, conflicts

“We have fights, we have issues,” Dantonio said. “How do we deal with it? “When two guys get in a fight, we have them run around the field until they are tired and then we make them sit beside each other.”http://www.examiner.com/article/michigan-state-coach-mark-dantonio-discusses-spartans-team-fights-conflicts When Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio gave a 45-minute speech on Wednesday […] Read more >


Nightengale: Mattingly’s rant goes way over the line

“We talked privately to several Dodger front office officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the situation, and they couldn’t figure out the motive behind Mattingly’s pre-game outburst, either, knowing only that he violated everything we’ve been taught about job security.” http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/dodgers/2013/05/22/don-mattingly-tirade-ned-colletti-dodgers-firing/2352973/ Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Read more >


Tiger: ‘Time to move on,’ Garcia apologizes

“Saying he had difficulty sleeping and contemplated withdrawing from this week’s European Tour event, Sergio Garcia on Wednesday afternoon apologized for racially insensitive remarks directed at Tiger Woods at a tour function outside London the previous night, acknowledging his comments were “totally stupid and out of place.”” Apology is an interesting topic in the aftermath […] Read more >


The Origin of the Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia Feud | Golf Channel

Some insights into the origin of the Woods-Garcia Feud.http://www.golfchannel.com/news/john-hawkins/hawks-nest-tiger-woods-sergio-garcia-feud-origin/ The Tiger-Sergio feud began on an August night in 2000, when Garcia celebrated a made-for-TV win over Woods. Read more >