• Indoor Carpeted Soccer Surface At Center of Premise Liability Lawsuit

    by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio December 2014

    Facility owners should and typically do exercise due diligence when selecting the equipment and components that will make their businesses desirable destinations for sports participants. But how far does an owner’s duty of care extend to users once a selected product is installed?

  • State Representative Wants to Bring Back 'Lady Vols'

    by John Shearer and Dan Fleser December 2014

    A Tennessee state representative added his voice of protest to Saturday’s rally for reinstating the Lady Vols name for all women’s sports teams at Tennessee.

  • Coach Sues Over Watermelon Ritual's Racist Depiction

    by amanda kerr; December 2014

    Claiming descriptions about his role in a postgame watermelon ritual falsely portrayed him as racist, Academic Magnet High School s football coach is suing his employer and others for defamation.

  • Opinion: Childish to Make Ref's Call a Legal Issue

    by Editorial December 2014

    A couple of weeks ago, Frederick A. Douglass High School in Oklahoma City played a state quarterfinal playoff game against Locust Grove.

  • Former Coatesville AD, Superintendent Face Charges

    by Michaelle Bond; Inquirer Staff Writer December 2014

    In the latest blow to the poorest school district in Chester County, prosecutors on Monday accused two former ranking officials of the Coatesville Area School District of mismanagement, stealing tens of thousands of dollars, and violating state ethics law.

  • NCAA: Paterno Estate Trying to Influence Public Opinion

    by Lori Falce, Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) December 2014

    In court documents filed Wednesday, the NCAA said the reason the estate of former Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno wants to modify a protective order in its lawsuit is to try the case in the media.

  • Can High School Football Survive a Legal Hit?

    by Randy Blaser December 2014

    Last week it was reported that a former high school football player has filed suit against the state organization that regulates high school sports, the Illinois High School Association, claiming it didn't do enough to protect athletes from potential concussions.

  • Football Players Suing UNM Over Rape-Claim Dismissal


    The University of New Mexico learned Tuesday that it is about to be hit with a civil rights lawsuit by three young men previously accused of raping a UNM student last spring.

  • Should a HS Game Be Replayed Due to Ref's Mistake?

    by Andrew Brandt December 2014

    In Oklahoma, a high school football game has never been replayed for legal reasons.

  • New Jersey Court Sets Youth Sports Lawsuit Precedent

    by Andrew Brandt December 2014

    According to a New Jersey appeals court, the family of a 12-year-old lacrosse player cannot sue the 11-year-old responsible for his broken arm. But the ruling may have a greater impact than just this one case.