What is the loudest crowd ever recorded at a college football game?
Principle Eleven of the Arizona Sports Summit Accord states that everyone involved in athletic competition — including parents — has a duty to treat the traditions of the sport and other participants with respect.
Athletics help tie together friends and family members, and especially parents and their kids. Sports can help strengthen relationships for single parents who struggle to maintain strong bonds with their children in the aftermath of divorce or separation. Here are…
In late April, the freshman girls soccer team from Larkin High in Elgin, Illinois, played the girls from St. Charles East. A few St. Charles fans began heckling the Larkin girls before the game even started.
In the past month, incident after incident has shown that we need to find a way to remember that going to professional sporting events is a pastime, ie. a diversion from things that actually matter.
We never run low on stories about rude and offensive fan behavior, but the recent news from Los Angeles breaks our hearts.
High school sports fans aren’t burning down the bleachers, but we seem to have taken a step in that direction. A recent story in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune shows just how out of control fans can get, even in the Heartland.
In a September email sent to the entire FSU student body, Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder asked for classy behavior. Ponder wrote, “I know you probably hear from your parents like I do from mine about how Seminole fans in the past had a well earned reputation for treating the visiting teams and more importantly their fans with respect and sportsmanship. I’m not sure that is always the case anymore.”
It’s autumn again, when the night air becomes chilly, the pumpkin patches sprout up in empty lots, and letters about bad sportsmanship clog the in-boxes of local papers like leaves in gutters.