Fall sports are ramping up as the weather cools down. Football and lacrosse seasons are starting; even some baseball and softball teams are still playing. Winter sports, including hockey, basketball, and volleyball are on the horizon. Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, and other community organizations often offer sports programs for children. Playing on sports teams is a great way for children to exercise and work together with teammates. Having the right safety equipment is essential for keeping children safe and healthy while playing sports.…continue reading the rest of Protective Sports Equipment
Mike Rice, the men's basketball coach at Rutgers University, was fired this morning after a video of him physically and verbally accosting student athletes went public. Throughout the 2.5 minute video (shared below) we see the former coach grab, hit and assault players on multiple occasions. He even goes so far as throwing a basketball at the back of an athlete's head during practice.
And the abuse didn't stop there. Although the sound has been edited by ESPN, it's clear that Mike Rice also enjoyed verbally abusing his team as well. On several instances he can be heard swearing at the players and showering them…continue reading the rest of [Video] Rutger's Coach Physically Abuses Student Athletes
When is enough, enough? That's the question a lot of people are asking after a group of middle school students in Kentucky lost a basketball game 100-2. Yes, you read that right. One hundred... to two.
Pikeville Independent Middle School went up 70-0 by half time, before finally beating Kimper Elementary and Middle School by 98 points. Now, as word about the rout begins to spread, many are seeking severe repercussions for Pikeville's coach, Bryan Johnson. In fact, some sources had originally reported that the school board had been considering canceling…continue reading the rest of Bully Bait: Basketball Team Loses by 98 Points