Athletes in Court

Monthly Archives: March 2012

Jerry Sandusky trial postponed three weeks–a report from 1998 confirms likely pedophile

Posted in Football, NCAA, Sex Crimes

Judge John Cleland postponed the trial date against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky for three weeks citing logistical reasons.  Three factors support this decision:  1. this is the first trial date set, 2. Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, filed pretrial motions, and 3. prosecutor, Frank Fina, does not object to the delay.  A three week delay… Continue Reading

Golden Eagles need geography lesson after discipline in NCAA tourney

Posted in Basketball, NCAA

ESPN reports that 5 members of Southern Mississippi’s pep-band have been disciplined after taunting Kansas State’s point guard Angel Rodriguez during a regional game last week. Members of Southern Mississippi band shouted “where’s your green card?” to K-State freshman Rodriguez.  The incident went viral on You Tube. Rodriguez said he heard the chants, and Southern Miss’ athletic director and other… Continue Reading

US Soccer Federation elite development: a bad idea takes hold

Posted in Olympics, Soccer

Sometimes a rule or organizational change in sport captures my attention.  Such is the case with the United States Soccer Federation’s new direction in elite development. The Federation has adopted a new policy of year-round development that requires boys to drop high school participation in many areas across the country. As reported in the NYT, “the shift by… Continue Reading