Sports officials, school leaders talk addressing bad behavior at sporting events

A recent op-ed by the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union saying “enough is enough” when it comes to bad behavior at games, is garnering support from sports officials and metro area school leaders. On Thursday, Iowa’s boys and girls athletic associations, along with the National Federation of State High School Associations, published the op-ed. The unions noted in recent years, there’s been a trend of bad behavior from players, coaches, parents, and fans that is directed toward officials across the nation. Part of the op-ed notes findings from the National Association of Sports Officials reports 46% of officials say they feared for their safety due to players, coaches, or spectators and 55% say verbal abuse from the same group is the number one reason they quit.School officials worry the harassment, disrespect, and sometimes physical assault directed at officials will have direct consequences …

Football Shares LSU Tigers’ Focus

LSU defensive deal with Greg Gilmore hasn’t made a lot noise since National Signing Day three years in the past.

Although the SEC still had 5 heat-up games on the docket there were three video games worthy of a double take. We discovered Muschamp ought to be fired, Kiffin ought to have been hired, Mullen ought to stay, K State can play, Auburn needed to hope, Blake Sims can throw and LSU never confirmed. Here’s this week’s power rankings, and for the aim of schooling, every crew is accompanied with a meme.

Memphis soccer is again on the map because of Fuente. The Tigers are 18-6 over the last two seasons and ranked within the prime 3 within the American Athletic Conference in each yards and factors per recreation every of these years. Fuente coaches right within the coronary heart of SEC nation and shouldn’t have any hassle bringing in …

Spain women’s soccer players resign en masse amid fight with federation, coach

Fifteen of Spain’s top women’s soccer players are declining to play for the Spanish national team until working conditions improve, and alleged in Thursday emails that the situation around the team had “significantly” affected their “emotional state” and “health,” Spain’s soccer federation (the RFEF) and the players said in partially conflicting statements Thursday and Friday.

The temporary resignations come weeks after a few Spanish stars reportedly urged head coach Jorge Vilda to step down, and asked RFEF president Luis Rubiales to fire Vilda. Both men reportedly refused.

On Friday, the players clarified in their statement that they have not “renounced” the national team; they have, though, said they will not play for it until the situation is “reversed.” In the statement, they cited an environment that has harmed their “emotional and personal state,” and harmed the performance and results of the team, and led to “undesirable injuries.”

Spanish newspaper Mundo