Disciplining Student Athletes
By Aven A
From Ithaca High School’s perspective, things seemed quiet at Cornell University this fall. But that’s far from the truth. One of the most shocking news pieces in college sports came out. The entire Cornell men’s lacrosse team was suspended and, two months later, the head coach of the team, Ben Deluc, a was fired.
The incident that caused all of this mayhem was at a party hosted by the team. The issue was that the older members of the team forced freshmen recruits to drink alcohol by tying them up together and making them drink beer until they got to the point where they would throw up. This isn’t an issue in high school, but I wondered what the athletic director and a student athlete felt about how we deal with sports discipline and how this affects the high school.