Stop School Sports Hazing to Protect Victims -- And Your Football Season

by Webmaster9/1/2016

While school sports hazing is being taken more seriously than in the days when I first started covering it, violence and sexual assault in the presumed name of building team unity is still a big problem, in part because there are still plenty of adults unwilling to take the necessary steps to stamp it out. (That’s in part because hazing as a form of initiation is so ingrained, and if you don’t believe me, here is a list of hazing deaths – since 1838.)

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Coach, six Philomath football players, cited in 'aggravated hazing' case at football camp

by Webmaster8/30/2016

Six Philomath High School varsity football players and one coach were cited Monday in connection with “aggravated hazing” incidents in July at Camp Rilea in Clatsop County, Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson said. More...

Hazing Allegations Leave Wood Memorial Faithful Shocked, Dismayed

by Webmaster8/24/2016

For the second straight week, there will be no game played under Friday night lights for the Wood Memorial High School football team. On Tuesday, East Gibson School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Henry Brewster announced the team would forfeit its Week 2 tilt against Tecumseh High School as the school corporation and Oakland City Police Department investigates allegations of hazing against the past and present members of the football team.

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Parents, students upset over Streetsboro Marching Band hazing accusations

by Webmaster8/18/2016

Was there or wasn’t there hazing at the Streetsboro Marching Rockets High School band camp?

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Leechburg Area to hire new basketball coach in wake of hazing allegations

by Webmaster6/14/2016

The Leechburg Area school board will hire a new coach of the high school varsity boy’s basketball team tonight after hazing allegations surfaced earlier this year.

District officials said board members will meet at 7 p.m. for a special meeting. 

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Pa. House passes bill to expand anti-hazing law to high schools

by Webmaster5/18/2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Legislation that would expand the state’s anti-hazing law to include public and private high schools is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for final approval.

House Bill 1574 was passed Tuesday by the state House of Representatives.

The measure by state Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) makes it a third-degree misdemeanor when a student is forced to take part in abusive or humiliating conduct for initiation into a team or group.

Schools would be required to post anti-hazing policies online and provide copies to all athletic coaches. More...

Parents question Conestoga hazing

by Webmaster4/4/2016

The facts don't add up, many said at a meeting. Three senior football players face misdemeanor charges.

Vincent DiMartini seemed to crystallize the angry skepticism that drew more than 150 people last week to the Conestoga High School auditorium. More...

‘American Crime’ producers tackle high school hazing partly to ‘shame’ perpetrators

by Webmaster1/27/2016

Season 1 of ABC’s drama “American Crime” traced the lives of those affected by a murder, reliable subject matter which the show deftly handled to the tune of critical acclaim and 10 Primetime Emmy nominations. This season, however, the producers made a bold shift, tackling the difficult topic of high school hazing — a narrative that somehow feels both ripped-from-the-headlines and mutually under-publicized. More...

Hazing still common in collegiate and youth sports

by Webmaster12/28/2015

There is greater awareness of the dangers of hazing, but hazing itself is still common in U.S. youth and collegiate sports, and many involved may not recognize hazing actions when they see them, according to a research review.

Hazing, or any humiliating or dangerous activity expected of a student who belongs to a group, regardless of his or her willingness to participate, is remarkably common in sports, the authors write in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Fourth teen charged in Principia football hazing case

by Webmaster12/11/2015

A 16-year-old boy from Chesterfield was charged Thursday in a 2014 hazing case at a Principia Upper School football camp.

Jason Bemis, 16, of the 13200 block of Pinetree Lake Drive, was certified to stand trial as an adult and charged with six counts of third-degree misdemeanor assault. Court records say he punched six people. More...

First trial set in hazing allegations at Iowa high school

by Webmaster12/6/2015

The first trial related to allegations of hazing at a northern Iowa high school has been scheduled for February.

WATCH VIDEO HERE. 

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports an 18-year-old accused of hazing freshmen on the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows football team recently pleaded not guilty to sexual abuse charges.

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