Kwansei Gakuin unmoved by Nihon Univ. apology

More Sports / Football May 26, 2018

Kwansei Gakuin unmoved by Nihon Univ. apology

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The Kwansei Gakuin University football team believes the dirty tackle at the heart of an ongoing scandal was ordered by Nihon University's coaches, and has decided to cancel its traditional exhibition game against Nihon University indefinitely, the Hyogo Prefecture-based school announced Saturday. Nihon University defensive ...

More Sports / Football May 25, 2018

Coaches demand Nihon University changes

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The Coaches Association of the Kanto Collegiate Football Association decided that it will refuse to play the Nihon University Phoenix this fall unless the school changes its culture after the controversial dirty tackle incident against Kwansei Gakuin University, the union of Kanto Division I ...

Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches

General | SPORTS SCOPE May 24, 2018

Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

It's an ongoing saga of conflicting narratives. In Wednesday night's news conference, Masato Uchida, the former Nihon University head coach, and his assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue made it apparent that their opinions of the football scandal they are embroiled in are far different than Taisuke ...

Family of injured football player involves police

More Sports / Football May 21, 2018

Family of injured football player involves police

A controversial tackle by a Nihon University football player became a police matter Monday, as the family of the injured player filed a criminal complaint. The dangerous tackle against a Kwansei Gakuin University quarterback has sparked nationwide criticism and led Nihon University coach Masato Uchida ...