Rugby Aug 6, 2020

Nihon University rugby chief apologizes for coach's abuse of players

The director of Nihon University's rugby department apologized on the team's website on Wednesday for the repeated abuse of players by the school's former head coach. According to the post by the director of rugby, Satoshi Hirayama, students' statements accused the head coach of abuses ...

More Sports / Track & Field Feb 28, 2019

Collegiate hammer thrower suspended two years for doping

The Japan Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday it has suspended a Nihon University hammer thrower for two years after he tested positive for a banned substance. Following a doping test conducted at the national student championships last September, Takuya Matsubara tested positive for clomiphene, an anti-estrogenic ...

Hiroshi Wajima, lone yokozuna with college degree, dies at 70

Sumo Oct 9, 2018

Hiroshi Wajima, lone yokozuna with college degree, dies at 70

Former yokozuna Wajima, who won elite makuuchi division tournaments 14 times in the 1970s and 1980s, and was known for his left-arm throwing technique, has died at age 70, his family said Tuesday. Wajima died in his Tokyo home on Monday. In recent years he ...

Police question ex-Nihon U. coaches

More Sports / Football Aug 17, 2018

Police question ex-Nihon U. coaches

Police have questioned two former coaches of Nihon University's American football team on a voluntary basis after one of its players who injured an opponent with a dangerous tackle said he was ordered by the two to do so, investigative sources said on Friday. Former ...