| Oct 29, 2014
The buck stopped with Central Bucks School Superintendent David Weitzel.
Faced with an auditorium full of about 800 angry parents, coaches and friends of the Central Bucks West High School's football team, Weitzel quietly stood his ground Tuesday night,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:09 PM
As he emerged from the door of the auditorium on Tuesday night, Brian Hensel looked physically and emotionally drained.
As the circle of mini-cameras and microphones surrounded the Central Bucks West head football coach, his words were tightly chosen...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Lawyers for Dante Martin did not call a single witness in defense of the former Florida A&M University percussionist accused of organizing the ritual that killed FAMU drum major Robert Champion nearly three years ago.
Martin, 27, also did not testify in...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A 26-year-old former member of Florida A&M's vaunted marching band was convicted of manslaughter and hazing Friday, nearly three years after band member Robert Champion was beaten to death with drumsticks, mallets and other items during a hazing ritual....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Hazing death conviction
The death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was senseless. It didn't have to happen.
Nevertheless, the brutal way in which Champion died speaks volumes. Of course, Dante Martin's guilty verdict in the fatal...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:02 PM
The hazing death of Florida A&M University Drum Major Robert Champion led to the suspension of the university's celebrated band and toppled both the band director and FAMU's president from their positions.
Soon the case could bear another distinction:...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Alex Bartleson, Chris Muller and Jacob Krincek stood with electric razors in their hands inside the cozy, old football locker room in the basement of Pen Argyl High School.
Freshmen and other first-year players were seated in front of them and other...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 4:39 PM
October was a bad month for high school football.
Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey canceled the rest of its season after seven football players were criminally charged and five coaches were suspended over sexual assault allegations. Two...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Lawyers for New Jersey high school football players charged in a hazing scandal that led to the remainder of the season being canceled praised on Tuesday a prosecutor's decision to charge their clients as juveniles.
"This was a fair decision because...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Here we go again with more attacks on football. A number of recent stories have pointed to the possible long-term effects of head injuries in football and said that the sport's emphasis on hard hitting leads to players having behavioral problems. Football...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The state’s felony hazing law withstood a constitutional challenge today in a case involving an NIU student who authorities said died after drinking too much alcohol at a pledge party.
The law prohibiting hazing is not overly broad or so vague...