Latest Sportsmanship Stories

2014-01-23 12:27:25

Exhibit Celebrates Great Sportsmanship Moments in New England Sports History BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sports Museum and HP Hood unveiled the first ever Sportsmanship Exhibit presented by Hood Milk during a morning ceremony today at TD Garden. The exhibit highlights great sportsmanship moments in New England and beyond and features past winners of the Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship®. Gord Kluzak, former Bruins Defenseman, representatives from The Sports Museum and HP Hood...

2011-07-28 12:04:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turns out the cliche' "those were the good old days" might not be too far off, according to sentiments revealed in the sixth annual Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) www.arasportsmanshipaward.com survey on the state of sportsmanship. The 2011 survey of 1,000 Americans, fielded by TNS Worldwide, revealed that 71% percent of Americans believe that the state of sportsmanship is worse now, than when they were growing up. But, unlike the...

2011-02-24 12:17:00

KINGSTON, R.I., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 1, 2011, the Institute for International Sport (www.internationalsport.com) will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of National Sportsmanship Day, one of its signature initiatives. National Sportsmanship Day was launched in 1991 by Institute Founder and Executive Director Dan Doyle with the objective of engaging athletes and other community members in thoughtful discussions about the concepts of sportsmanship and fair play. On...

2009-09-05 10:47:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Awards and Recognition Association (ARA), founder of the National Sportsmanship Award, today expressed concern over the recent college football incident with University of Oregon and Boise State players displaying deplorable sportsmanship -- all caught on tape and now being relived on countless viral websites. The ARA urges the public and media to not share such negative displays and focus instead on the more common and frequent incidents of...

2009-07-29 07:03:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Are Americans becoming a nation of kinder, gentler people? A new survey reveals that when it comes to sportsmanship, 94 percent of Americans would rather see their child lose the "big game" but display great sportsmanship, rather than come out on top. That's good news for the state of sportsmanship in the United States. Unfortunately, for the fourth year in a row, the vast majority of Americans believe that sportsmanship is worse now than when...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.