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Mercy Rule

No More 161-2 Basketball Scores. High School Sports Should Have Mercy Rules

Larry Atkins | Posted 04.04.2015 | Sports
Larry Atkins

Running up the score can have different effects on members of the losing team for young players. Some might feel totally embarrassed and dejected and decide to quit the team or the sport altogether.

Lopsided 107-2 Score Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

A lopsided final score in a high school girls' basketball game has sparked a debate over sportsmanship and the need for a mercy rule. Bloomington S...