FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a former youth football coach's 15-year prison sentence for raping the sister of one of his players after luring her to his Fort...
MIAMI (AP) —
John Randle looked around the ballroom like a child at the Magic Kingdom.
"Unbelievable," was his reaction to being surrounded by many of his idols and pro football's...
The NFL is looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century.
The league launched a casting call Sunday asking parents and youth coaches of boys and...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island youth football team has been suspended from the playoffs after an opposing team's parents accused them of illegally taping a game.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — A youth football coach faces a disorderly conduct charge after an altercation Saturday during a game in Chicopee.
Police say 28-year-old Daniel McKoy of Boston was...
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A longtime police officer and youth football coach in New Jersey charged with sexually assaulting two players is now facing additional charges.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial date has been pushed back for a man accused of shooting a youth football coach at a West Virginia gas station in 2017.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A veteran police officer and youth football coach in New Jersey has been charged with sexually assaulting two players.
BOSTON (AP) — Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities have arrested the mother of a suspect they say opened fire at a North Texas youth football game.
Fort Worth police say 39-year-old Chanita Nichole Holly...
SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty in the death of a 7-year-old girl.
News outlets report Timothy Madden of Scottsville entered the plea Saturday in Allen County...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has signed a law limiting full-contact practices for youth football teams to reduce brain injuries.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A youth football program leader says the van he uses to transport Alabama teens to college scouting visits has been stolen from a home.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A youth football coach in Marana has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for stealing thousands of dollars from the organization he led as president.
GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — The organization that governs Michigan high school athletes has voted to trim the amount of full-contact football practice from a maximum of 90 to 30 minutes per week and to...
SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man could face the death penalty if convicted of murder in the death of a 7-year-old girl.
The Glasgow Daily Times reports that a judge denied a motion...
BOSTON (AP) — Young football players, parents and coaches are urging the Massachusetts Legislature to reject a proposed ban on children playing tackle football until they reach the eighth...
New safety ratings for youth football helmets
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama dentist has been cleared of charges he slapped a child during a youth football game last year.
The Tuscaloosa News reported that Marcus Dempsey was...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A seventh-grade girl from New Hampshire who was bullied for playing quarterback on a youth football team is going to the Super Bowl courtesy of the New England Patriots.
Dejah Rondeau, of Exeter, who wears No. 11 in honor of Julian Edelman, her favorite player, was invited to Foxborough recently to meet Edelman and team owner Robert Kraft after the team learned of her experience.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has admitted killing a beloved youth football league coach outside an Albany nightclub.
The Times Union says Shaquille Owens pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder in the Sept. 29 shooting of Joseph Davis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Most of the youth football players and adults who were injured when a charter bus rolled off an interstate and overturned in Arkansas have been released from hospitals, officials said Tuesday as they identified the bus driver and a child who was killed.
Saline County Deputy Coroner Allen West confirmed Tuesday that 9-year-old Kameron Johnson died when the bus crashed in the early morning darkness Monday along Interstate 30 near Benton, Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A third grader was killed and at least 45 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Tennessee rolled off an interstate and overturned before sunrise Monday in central Arkansas, authorities said.
Arkansas State Police said the bus crashed along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock. Police said most of the injured were children and that they were taken to hospitals in Little Rock and Benton.
BENTON, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a bus crash in Arkansas that killed a third grader from Tennessee and left more than 40 others injured (all times local):
A former member of a Tennessee youth football program that lost a player in a pre-dawn bus crash in Arkansas says the program can keep children from being lured into a world of drugs and crime.
Bus crash injures youth football team, one dead
MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a New Jersey youth football coach who was gunned down in a school parking lot after practice last summer.
Cumberland County prosecutors say Clifton Bailey is charged with homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide. They say he had heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia when he was arrested Monday in Vineland.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama dentist is accused of slapping a player who tackled his son during a youth football game.
Tuscaloosa police Lt. Teena Richardson said in an email to news outlets 43-year-old Marcus Dempsey was arrested Monday in connection with the Oct. 4 Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority football game.
SELMA, N.C. (AP) — A 40-year-old North Carolina man is accused of assaulting an 11-year-old boy during a youth football game.
Johnston County Sheriff's Office arrest records show that Robert Eugene Holloman was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault on a child under 12, in connection with the Oct. 24 game.
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a hard hit in a youth football game sparked a fight that eventually involved coaches and parents.
Lawrence Township police said Monday that they are seeking video footage of the Friday brawl at a township park. NJ.com reports police were called to the field Friday afternoon on reports of people fighting.
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in the slaying of a youth football coach who was gunned down in a school parking lot after a practice will remain jailed until his murder trial starts.
A judge made the ruling Friday, agreeing with Cumberland County prosecutors who cited the severity of the charges Will El-Bey faces. They also noted the 22-year-old Vineland man is accused of witness tampering.
Defense attorney Diane Ruberton had sought El-Bey's release, noting he has no criminal record.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Pendleton residents have been dealing with huge swarms of flying aphids this fall.
The East Oregonian reports Friday that the bugs created a gray haze at a youth football game this week and landed all over spectators. A photo also shows them coating a parked truck and almost obscuring a tall evergreen tree.
Pop Warner, the country's largest youth football program, is implementing a concussion-awareness initiative aimed at educating young athletes about how to recognize symptoms of a head injury.
The program is called CrashCourse and was developed with Stanford University education, engineering and medical researchers. It uses an interactive online video of a high school football game and a symptoms simulator.
MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a New Jersey youth football coach who was gunned down in a school parking lot after practice last summer.
Thirty-seven-year-old Joseph Jones was shot and killed Aug. 9 in the parking lot at Lakeside Middle School in Millville.
Prosecutors say the Millville youth football league had just wrapped up practice and many children were nearby when shots rang out.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge is rebuffing claims that a youth football coach brandished a gun during a fight with parents, and he agreed to set lower bonds for both men arrested during the melee.
Forty-three-year-old Terrance Morris of Valparaiso, Indiana, and 39-year-old Devorah Clark of Merrillville, Indiana, are facing felony charges stemming from the Saturday fight in Rockford.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois youth football coaches are facing felony charges after police say a fight broke out between coaches and parents following a game and one coach displayed a gun.
Forty-three-year-old Terrance Morris and 39-year-old Devorah Clark, both of Indiana, were being held Sunday in the Winnebago County Jail.
Police say Morris and Clark are coaches for the Calumet City Thunderbolts. The team played the Rockford Renegades Saturday afternoon in Rockford.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A youth football organization in Albany is mourning the death of a second coach to lose his life to gun violence in the past three months.
The Times Union of Albany reports Joseph Davis died Monday, two days after police say he was shot multiple times outside a nightclub where he had volunteered as a bouncer for a dance party.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — U.S. marshals have captured a man sought in a shooting that wounded a youth football coach during a team practice in a Pittsburgh park.
Anthony Hines was arrested Sunday afternoon in Monroeville. The 33-year-old Sharpsburg man is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the former president of a Tucson youth football organization is accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the Marana team's bank account.
The Arizona Daily Star reports Oro Valley police records show Steven Leslie Marshall Jr. allegedly used the money to pay for rent and water bills plus car repairs, vehicle registration, hotel rooms and dental braces for himself and his family.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in a shooting that wounded a youth football coach during a team practice in a Pittsburgh park.
Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Hines of Sharpsburg is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and weapons crimes.
Police said the coach was hit multiple times in Friday night's shooting at Mellon Park in the Shadyside neighborhood. He's listed in stable condition with injuries not considered life-threatening.
MOULTON, Ala. (AP) — When Jody Waldrop showed up for his first practice as a youth football coach in August, one of the first things he demanded was a coaches-only meeting.
"He had a binder with six coaching tips," said Chris Smith, who is head coach of the Moulton midget league football team for ages 8-10. "He wanted to tell us how to treat the kids, and the first thing on his list of coaching tips was keep God first in everything we do."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a youth football coach was wounded by gunfire during a team practice in a Pittsburgh park.
Public safety spokeswoman Alicia George said none of about a dozen players ranging in age from seven to 10 were injured in the shooting Friday evening at Mellon Park in the Shadyside neighborhood.
Police said the coach was hit multiple times after a man walked onto the field shortly before 7 p.m. Friday and an altercation occurred. The suspect fled.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police officers are expected to be present at a youth football game in Rhode Island this weekend after a game last Sunday was called off because of gunfire.
WPRI-TV reports that Pop Warner officials met with Providence officials Monday and agreed to have a police presence for the short term at no cost to the league.
NORWELL, Mass. (AP) — A former youth football coach accused of filming himself sexually abusing a child has been charged in Boston federal court.
Prosecutors say 48-year-old Derek Sheehan, of Norwell, is in state custody and faces three federal counts of sexual exploitation of children as well as related state charges.
BOONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri driver who rear-ended and killed a bicyclist has been acquitted of involuntary manslaughter.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a youth football coach was shot and wounded after breaking up a fight involving his players and an opposing team.
Nashville police say in a statement the 42-year-old coach is recovering from two bullet wounds to his right leg. They say he was shot Saturday night at Antioch High School during an altercation with a man who supported the other team.
MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a vehicle in connection with the shooting death of a youth football league coach gunned down at a southern New Jersey school.
Thirty-seven-year-old Joseph Jones of Millville was shot and killed at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot at Lakeside Middle School in Millville. Authorities said the shooting appeared to be a "targeted attack."
MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A youth football league coach was shot and killed at a southern New Jersey school by at least one shooter who later fired several shots at police officers.
Cumberland County prosecutors say many children were in the area when the shooting occurred around 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot at Lakeside Middle School in Millville. They say 37-year-old Millville resident Joseph Jones was killed in what appeared to be a "targeted attack."
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Jon Gruden is football through and through. It doesn't matter what level, what age, or where.
The former and now current coach of the Raiders displayed that again Tuesday by overseeing the distribution of funds and equipment to four Oakland youth football programs through the DICK'S Sporting Goods Sports Matter Program. Gruden has been a major spokesman for that initiative for more than four years.