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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.

April 01, 2014

H.S. Basketball Player of the Year Stripped of Award Due to Obscene Tweet

A word of warning to student-athletes out there: Think twice before you tell an opposing team to "f--- yourself" on social media.

March 05, 2014

Active Video Games Found to Benefit Youths' Weight, Physical Activity

When integrated into a pediatric weight-management program, active video games have a positive effect on the amount of physical activity and weight of overweight and obese children, according to a new study.

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