RESPECT. It's the name of the game.
It is within the spirit of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competition to encourage a positive attitude among spectators in support of their teams, and strong competition between teams in a friendly and sportsmanlike environment. The Administrative Council has noted that banners and signs that contain potentially offensive language or pictures (particularly displays that may be vulgar or obscene) will be discouraged with out inappropriately limiting spectator’s opportunities to express themselves.
It shall be the responsibility of each member college or university to ensure that all of its students and all individuals employed by or directly associated with it comport themselves in a sportsmanlike manner when representing their college or university, especially at intercollegiate athletic contests.
NCAA Sportsmanship Web Site
Sportsmanship Awards Presented by the
The SLIAC presents three awards annually to recognize one of the fundamental principles of the Conference, and a fourth award that is presented as deemed appropriate by the Conference. The annual awards include an "All-Sportsmanship Team" and a team "Sportsmanship Award" for each of the 12 sports in which the SLIAC sponors a championship.
The All-Sportsmanship Team will include one individual from each school that sponsors the sport. Coaches and student-athletes will select one member of their team who, throughout the season, best displays the ideals of sportsmanship that include fairness, civility, honesty, unselfishness, respect, and responsibility.
The Sportsmanship Award is presented to the team whose players, coaches and fans best exhibit the principles of good sportsmanship as voted by coaches and student-athletes in each sport.
Recipients of both the All-Sportsmanship Team and Sportsmanship Award are posted with the announcement of each sport's All-Conference Team.
The final annual sportsmanship award is the "SLIAC Sportsmanship Award" which is presented following each academic year to the institution that receives the highest combined point total in the voting of the team Sportsmanship Awards.
The "Exemplary Sportsmanship Award" is a special award presented as the Conference deems appropriate. This Award will be reserved for those singular acts of sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, fans or administrators that stand well above and beyond normal conduct.