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May 02, 2016

Laremy Tunsil's NFL Draft Plunge a Cautionary Tale for Youth Athletes

Youth athletes with their sights set on playing collegiate sports should be careful of what they post on social media, as an Ole Miss football player learned recently during the NFL draft.

January 13, 2016

Student-Athlete Receives Five-Game Ban for Criticizing State Association on Twitter

A high school student-athlete in Wisconsin received a five-game suspension after sending a tweet with a derogatory comment aimed at her state athletic association.

November 10, 2015

New 'Madden' Game Uses Football to Teach Youths Math and Science Concepts

In "Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers," which will go live on Dec. 1, students must rely upon math and science concepts to successfully complete football plays.

November 09, 2015

Sexting Scandal Causes H.S. Football Team to Forfeit Final Game

A sexting scandal that erupted in a Colorado town last week forced one high school to forfeit its final football game of the season in fear of being unable to field a competitive roster.

July 20, 2015

Houston Texans Star Warns Youth-Athletes About Social-Media Presence

J.J. Watt warned student-athletes to be extremely wary of what they post on their social-media accounts, given how quickly a poorly conceived post can spiral out of control.

November 26, 2014

NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson Donates $550,000 to 12 Schools

Last week, six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson was in the spirit of giving.

August 26, 2014

Sports-Related Video Games Linked to Children's Participation in Athletics

It turns out all those years of playing "Madden" and "NBA2K" video games might have beneficial effects after all.

August 16, 2014

Ky. Teen Kicked Off H.S. Football Team for Starting 'Louisville Purge' Rumor

The teen supposedly responsible for originating the "Louisville Purge" rumor revealed on Twitter that he had been kicked off his high school football team.

July 30, 2014

Penn State Coach Halts Recruitment of Player After Social-Media Misstep

Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand tweeted Wednesday morning that he had stopped pursuing one unnamed recruit because of his activity on social media.

June 02, 2014

La. Gov. Signs Bill Protecting Student-Athletes' Social-Media Privacy

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal recently signed a law that prohibits K-12 schools from requiring student-athletes to fork over access to their social-media accounts.

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