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hazing

May 16, 2018

How an Illinois HS football program bounced back after hazing scandal

[caption id="attachment_26166" align="alignleft" width="550"] Photos: Nancy McGee[/caption] On a cold February day, Lake Zurich (Illinois) High School football coach Luke Mertens sits in the office of Athletic Director Andrew Lambert.  Asked t...


February 7, 2017

Colorado HS wrestling coach fired after hazing caught on film

A Denver-area high school wrestling coach has been fired over a hazing ritual that allegedly took place during one of the team's practices. Rocky Johnson, who according to The Denver Post was in his first year coaching at Chaparral High School, ...


January 29, 2017

6 steps to stop hazing on your team

"We never meant for it to end up like this ..." "We all had too much to drink and no one was thinking clearly ..." "The seniors initiated us when we were freshmen, so we were just keeping the tradition going ..." "We were just trying to buil...


November 11, 2016

Former Ill. prep soccer players awarded $1M in hazing settlement

Five former Illinois high school soccer players who alleged they were hazed by their teammates have been awarded $1 million in a settlement with the school district. The students, who played soccer at Maine West High School (Des Plaines), filed a ...


September 1, 2016

Coach, six players charged in Oregon HS football team hazing

A coach and six players of an Oregon high school football team face charges for an alleged hazing ritual that took place during summer training camp. [caption id="attachment_17416" align="alignright" width="128"] Philomath High School (Oregon)[/ca...


July 7, 2016

Study: Athletes don’t see initiation rituals as hazing

Team initiation activities are often recognized publicly as bullying or hazing, but most athletes don't see it that way, researchers say. According to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, researchers reviewed PubMed, Google Scholar, ...


April 1, 2016

Nebraska expands hazing ban to high schools

Nebraska's anti-hazing law will now cover elementary, middle and high schools. [caption id="attachment_14502" align="alignright" width="274"] Nebraska's hazing ban now includes elementary, middle and high schools. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons[/capti...


February 5, 2016

Nebraska legislator seeks to broaden state’s anti-hazing law

A Nebraska legislator this week introduced a bill that would broaden the definition of hazing to include acts that are sexual in nature. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="298"] A hazing incident within a Nebraska high schoo...