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Jul 15, 2012 The woman who stood up to Joe Paterno

QUOTE: [Triponey] experienced firsthand the clubby, jock-snapping culture, the sense of entitlement, the cloistered existence. It's what drove her five years ago from her job as the vice president who oversaw student discipline....She clashed often with Paterno over who should discipline football players when they got into trouble. The conflict with such an iconic figure made her very unpopular around campus. For a while, it cost Triponey her peace of mind and her good name. It almost ended her 30-year academic career.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Nov 10, 2011 Penn State finally puts university ahead of football by firing Paterno

QUOTE: If the charges against Sandusky are true, Paterno, McQueary, Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz enabled a monster because not a single one of them thought to dial 9-1-1. That is inexcusable, and it speaks to a need to change the power structure and the culture at Penn State.

Sports Illustrated (SI)
Jul 05, 2011 Cheating for Dummies: Your guide to smarter NCAA rule-breaking

QUOTE: The NCAA has what amounts to subpoena power over current athletes and current university employees. That's it. The NCAA's rules don't apply to anyone else. That opens an almost infinite array of cheating opportunities completely undetectable by the NCAA's enforcement cops. If you get caught cheating, you got caught because you're incredibly stupid.

CNN (Cable News Network)
May 07, 2011 In Rarity, a Player Speaks Out for Gay Rights

QUOTE: (Sean Avery) recently recorded a video, becoming one of only a few active athletes in American team sports to voice support for gay rights, and is believed to be the first in New York to publicly advocate for same-sex marriage... Homosexual slurs remain in use to insult opponents and officials.

New York Times
Apr 21, 2010 Nike’s Women Problem (Opinionator)

QUOTE: Is there anything creepier than a big, beer-breathed celebrity athlete exposing himself in a night club and hitting on underage girls, all the while protected by an entourage of off-duty cops? Well, yes. It’s the big, corporate sponsor — Nike, in this case — that continues trying to sell product with the creep as their role model.

New York Times
Sep 16, 2009 College Stars Run for Cover From Fans’ Cameras

QUOTE: Athletic departments now monitor social networking Web sites, and cellphones are collected at the door of college parties to try to keep embarrassing or illegal moments off the Internet.

New York Times
Aug 20, 2009 A question of sex: Nature explains the science behind the latest gender row in sport.

QUOTE: Here, Nature looks at the science behind the latest gender row [Caster Semenya] to hit sport.

Aug 18, 2009 For Older Athletes, Drug Question Emerges

QUOTE: In a sport tarnished by doping scandals, the older athletes raise anew the question of what constitutes a natural body for people who are at an age when drugs are a part of life.

New York Times
May 31, 2009 College athletic departments use vague law to keep public records from being seen (Secrecy 101)

QUOTE: Across the country, many major-college athletic departments keep their NCAA troubles secret behind a thick veil of black ink or Wite-Out. [universities] censor information in the name of student privacy, invoking a 35-year-old federal law whose author says it has been twisted and misused by the universities.

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
Jan 16, 2008 Baseball Is Challenged on Rise in Stimulant Use

QUOTE: ...the numbers [of major leaguers baseball players claiming therapeutic-use exemptions for attention deficit disorder] disclosed by Mr. Tierney suggest that other players are using attention deficit disorder as a means to use stimulants that are not available without a prescription and, since the beginning of the 2006 season, cannot be used by players without a medical exemption.

New York Times
Nov 09, 2007 Former star blames health issues on steroids, lifestyle of wrestler

QUOTE: Billington blames his wrestling life for doing this to him -- wrestling and the fact that he ignored doctors who told him to stop the punishment to his body.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 07, 2007 Infamous Non-Drug-Related Scandals

ABSTRACT: A "top 25" list of the biggest US and international sports scandals, professional and amateur, compiled by Sports Illustrated.

Sports Illustrated (SI)
Jun 01, 2007 Rodriguez Keeps Straddling Baseball’s Foul Line

QUOTE: It was clever or childish, cunning gamesmanship or borderline cheating, or maybe something in between. But when Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees shouted something to a Toronto Blue Jays infielder Wednesday night, helping cause a pop-up to drop and leading to three runs, the debate began. .... Players, coaches and baseball observers interviewed yesterday routinely struggled to articulate what was permissible and what was not, and why.

New York Times
Apr 17, 2007 In Prep Tennis, What You See Isn't Always What You Get

QUOTE: Youth tennis players not only have to wrap their rackets around off-yellow blurs traveling upward of 100 mph, they also must officiate their own matches. They can make more split-second line calls during a single, grunt-filled rally than a baseball umpire might make all week -- and they often have to do it while out of position and out of breath.

Washington Post
Jan 27, 2007 New Prosecution Team Takes on Duke Case: Lawyers Examine Evidence Amid Media Glare

QUOTE: evidence against three former Duke University lacrosse players charged with sexually assaulting an escort service dancer at an off-campus team party last spring. In the recent months, the actions of the previous prosecutor, Durham District Attorney Michael B. Nifong, have taken center stage. But now that Nifong has asked to be relieved while he faced charges from the North Carolina Bar Association, including withholding evidence from defense lawyers, the focus of the case shifts to state Attorney General Roy Cooper and the two prosecutors he has chosen to evaluate the evidence....the NAACP held a news conference here last week to call on prosecutors to take into account the accuser's version of events, saying it was aware of "the impact that this case can have on chilling the rights of women, particularly African Americans, to file criminal complaints of sexual violence and exploitation."

Washington Post
Nov 30, 2006 Mark McGwire, steroids, and the Hall of Fame

QUOTE: from the moment [McGuire] was listed Monday as a candidate for pro baseball's hallowed hall, a buzz ensued over whether allegations that the former St. Louis Cardinal had used performance-enhancing drugs - including steroids - were serious enough or certain enough to keep him out.

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 14, 2006 Commentary: Fairness takes a hit in drug testing

QUOTE: In the wake of BALCO and congressional hearings and outrageous home run chases, fairness is no longer part of the atmosphere in which sports are played...It’s the height of unfairness, too, that the public, and some in the media, continue to condemn athletes such as Jones simply because of circumstance.

Dallas Morning News
Aug 21, 2006 Cheating Is an Awful Thing for Other People to Do

QUOTE: Both athletes were stars...sprinter Marion Jones...[cyclist] Floyd Landis...Both now face drug charges that could end their careers...Commentators are bemoaning what cheating is doing to sports. In this, it is fair to say, most people are hypocrites.

Washington Post
Aug 16, 2006 Teenagers to serve time - after football: Kenton athletes caused wreck that seriously injured 2 others; judge delays 60-day sentences

QUOTE: Two teenagers who pulled a stunt last winter that left a man physically disabled and his friend brain-damaged will each spend 60 days in juvenile detention, but not before they finish the upcoming high-school football season.

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
Aug 15, 2006 Youth team pays high price in win-at-all-costs game

QUOTE: How do you feel about what happened to Romney Oaks in Bountiful, Utah, earlier this summer? Would you have intentionally walked the slugger so that you could get the easy out and win the game? Or would you have sacrificed baseball strategy in favor of fairness to a 9-year-old cancer survivor?

Aug 04, 2006 Science plays catch-up to sports-doping advances: Two American athletes face charges of drug-use this week. Can testing methods keep up with sophisticated cheats?

QUOTE: the small core of researchers and testing labs that face a scientific arms race in their efforts to keep drug tests abreast of new compounds that could give athletes an unfair competitive edge.

Christian Science Monitor
Jun 28, 2005 As Stakes Rise, More Parents Are Directing Rage at Coaches

QUOTE: For years, there has been a noticeable rise in sideline fights between parents... But youth sports experts are well aware of the trend toward a new category of confrontations - those between parents and coaches - and they point to one overriding factor as the cause.

New York Times
Jun 02, 2005 Steroid Tests Ignore the 4th Amendment

QUOTE: The senator and the representatives have seemingly ignored the amendment...for not imposing egregious penalties on players for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs...the committee had researched and considered the Fourth Amendment implications...

New York Times
Mar 29, 2005 Too many schools flunk fairness test

QUOTE: Only one-third of the colleges in the NCAA tournament graduated 50 percent or more of their African-American basketball student-athletes. The disparity between white and black athletes was stark -- with two-thirds of the schools graduating half or more of their white athletes.

Chicago Sun-Times
Aug 26, 2004 Varsity Athletes Get Class Credit: Some Colleges Give Grades for Playing

QUOTE: ...nearly three dozen universities award academic credit for participation on intercollegiate sports teams....The play-for-grades classes illustrate the challenge of reconciling academic missions with big-time athletics at universities.

Washington Post
Nov 07, 2003 BALCO Doctor Denies Signing

QUOTE: was the source of a new "designer" steroid called tetrahydrogestrinone, or THG, a substance manufactured specifically to be undetectable in standard drug tests.

Washington Post
Jun 06, 2003 Son-Times column: Don't cheat kids, Sammy

QUOTE: You see, Sammy? You are not just a Pepsi commercial, but someone to believe in.

Chicago Sun-Times
May 21, 2003 Hiring of Women Slumps in Sports Industry

QUOTE: For the past two years, the hiring of women in sports organizations has dropped, according to a report card on the gender and racial hiring practices in sports.

Women's eNews
Apr 22, 2003 New Drug Tests in Baseball Stir Debate Among Players

QUOTE: [Major League Baseball] players...contend that their jeopardizing the health of its members by resisting mandatory testing for the use of potentially hazardous drugs.

New York Times
Apr 13, 2003 Former Coach Fights Homophobia in Sports

QUOTE: In dealing with schools and sports organizations Carroll’s goal is always the same: no athlete should be harassed or discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.

Apr 10, 2003 Social Equality, but Only When Bosses Sign Off

QUOTE: Pro-Hootie [protestors] see the acceptance of a woman as a club member as symbolically trivial...Yet, symbolism is important, not for what it says about Hootie, Augusta National or golf, but for what it reveals about us.

New York Times
Mar 27, 2003 Citing Role of Women in Iraq, Burk Raises Pressure on Augusta

QUOTE: Martha Burk intensified her campaign to force Augusta National Golf Club to admit women as members yesterday by invoking the war in Iraq, saying that women can serve in the armed forces and die in combat but cannot join the home of the Masters.

New York Times
Feb 27, 2003 Commission Makes Title IX Suggestions

QUOTE: A presidentially appointed commission recommended yesterday that the Bush administration alter some of the enforcement mechanisms of Title IX, the landmark law that bans sex discrimination in school sports programs, touching off another round of vehement debate over the future of women's athletics.

Washington Post
Feb 02, 2003 England Battles Racism That Infests Soccer

QUOTE: Almost every country in Europe has racist signs, chants and even violence at soccer stadiums, particularly from rightist groups that single out blacks, Jews, Muslims or other ethnic groups.

New York Times
Jan 24, 2003 Changes To Title IX Considered

QUOTE: The proposals...are the first indication of the Bush administration's plans for changing Title IX, which is widely credited with increasing female participation in collegiate sports over the past three decades.

Washington Post
Aug 21, 2002 Negotiations Go Nowhere: Fehr's Memo Doesn't Help; Owners, Players Stand Firm

QUOTE: Baseball owners and players barely budged from a week-old stalemate in labor negotiations in New York yesterday...

Washington Post
Aug 12, 2002 Color Scheme

QUOTE: "...'Oh, we're just doing random checks.' Right. Random checks of black men in nice cars."

Sports Illustrated (SI)
Aug 08, 2002 MLB Players Agree to Testing

QUOTE: Major League Baseball players yesterday ended their long-standing opposition to drug testing ...for illegal steroids starting next season.

Washington Post
Apr 28, 2002 The Ethicist: Swing Away

QUOTE: The rules of a sport constitute a code of conduct and imply a degree of risk all players accept.

New York Times
Dec 18, 2001 NBC's Drinking Problem

QUOTE: General Electric's NBC subsidiary became the first corporation to hit the bottle, ending more than 50 years of sobriety to self-medicate its bottom line with millions of dollars of TV commercials for hard liquor.It is attempting to dress its decision in the sheep's wool of responsibility...

Washington Post
Dec 14, 2001 It's Hard to Decipher Locker Room Code

QUOTE: ...Towson University basketball player [Tamir] Goodman decided that a locker room tirade by his coach constituted a legal assault, and filed a complaint with campus police. He thus imposed one set of rules on the other -- creating an uncomfortable conflict that revealed just how muddy and imprecise our rules for games really are, not to mention how different from those of polite society.

Washington Post
Aug 08, 2001 Standing Up for Umpires

QUOTE: ...issue involves the quality of the umpires hired by Major League Baseball, the role baseball takes in training umpires and the way baseball defends its umpires.

New York Times