Rethinking sports and other youth activities

Guest Column, by Joe Nathan

Here’s hoping the pathetic, tragic story of Penn State football encourages a wider discussion about young people and sports.

Yes, that is quite a generalization, and leap from what’s happened at one university. But I think it’s justified. And we’re about to see huge attention paid to Olympic athletes. It’s a good time to talk about this.

In just one recent day, a quick scan of sports news found