Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
Debate Continues on Medical Costs for Injured Athletes
by Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) October 2014
If a college football player is hurt in a game, it would seem to make sense that the school pays his medical expenses, right?
Sweeping Changes Coming to Illinois High School Football
by Daily Herald report October 2014
A total of 16 amendment proposals to current Illinois High School Association bylaws were received prior to the October 14 deadline from official representatives of IHSA member schools, the association announced Tuesday.
Pac-12 Conference Sets Standard for NCAA Reformation
by Jacob Thorpe, email@example.com October 2014
The Pac-12 is changing college athletics and its football coaches are mostly on board, with some reservations. One of the biggest reforms announced by the conference on Monday is that all athletic scholarships will be guaranteed for at least four years.
Redskins' Visit to U of M Promises Atypical Protest
by Erik Brady, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
Protesters will hold a "No Honor in Racism" rally Sunday when the Washington Redskins play at the Minnesota Vikings. Nothing new there: Protesters rallied against the team's Indian name last season when Washington played at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, as well as 22 years ago, when Washington won Super Bowl XXVI there. But this time, with the Metrodome gone, the Vikings are renters at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.
NCAA's Emmert: Autograph Rules Worth Reviewing
by Dan Wolken, @DanWolken, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
In light of the issues that have sidelined Georgia running back Todd Gurley and prompted questions about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, NCAA President Mark Emmert told USA TODAY Sports the next calendar year would be a good time to have a discussion about whether the rules related to college athletes and autographs are proper.
No, the University of Texas is Not Going to Pay Players
by Wire Services October 2014
It was much ado about nothing. The Internet blew up Wednesday when Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson's comments about paying his school's athletes $10,000 a year were misconstrued.
NCAA: Mo'ne Davis Can Keep Money, Amateur Status
by Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer October 2014
The dimwits at the NCAA take a lot of flak, so when they get something right, it's worth mentioning. In this case it's a ruling that Mo'ne Davis - Philly's most popular ballplayer - will keep her amateur status even though she was paid for her role in a TV commercial.
Petitioners Back Sayreville Coaches as Board Set to Meet
by Michael Boren; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
Sayreville, restive for weeks over a high school football scandal and officials' response to it, braced for more turbulence Monday as the school board prepared to discuss the fate of the team's coaches, and supporters of the coaches thronged to an online petition.
Penn State Trustees to Revisit Controversial Freeh Report
by Susan Snyder; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
Pushed by alumni members, Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting next week to revisit the controversial report that concluded that former top administrators conspired to cover up child sex-abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.
NCAA: Conferences, Presidents to Debate Autograph Pay
by Paul Ladewski October 2014
NCAA President Mark declined to say whether he would be in favor of compensation on a limited basis because of the pending O'Bannon case, which the NCAA is appealing.