Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
Florida State's Winston Cleared in Conduct Code Hearing
by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports December 2014
Jameis Winston has been found not responsible of violating Florida State's student conduct code in relation to a December 2012 allegation of sexual assault by a female FSU student.
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.
500 NFL Employees Turned in Phones for Rice Probe
by Associated Press December 2014
Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and staff pursued the Ray Rice case.
Little League Review: No Violation of Residency Rules
by Michelle Manchir. Tribune reporter December 2014
Little League International said Tuesday it has found no merit in complaints by an Evergreen Park athletic organization that Jackie Robinson West skirted residency rules in building its national championship team.
Senator: Make College Athlete Compensation S.C. Law
by firstname.lastname@example.org December 2014
Under a bill pre-filed by state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, Clemson University and the University of South Carolina would be required to pay some of their athletes both a weekly stipend and a trust-fund payment upon graduation.
PIAA Heat Acclimation Rules Go to District Review
by Chris Harlan and Bill West December 2014
The state-mandated heat acclimation period for football teams would increase from three days to five under a proposal the PIAA Board of Directors reviewed at this week's meeting in Mechanicsburg.
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.
New NFL Code of Conduct Met with Criticism from NFLPA
by Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY Sports December 2014
Much to the chagrin of the NFL players union, team owners adopted a new personal-conduct policy Wednesday.
Michigan Takes Step to Ban College Athlete Unions
by Michael Gaio December 2014
In April, football players at Northwestern cast a historic vote to determine if they would unionize. Student-athletes in Michigan may never get that chance.
Big Ten Approves Enhanced Concussion Protocols
by Michael Gaio December 2014
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the Big Ten Conference.
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) held its annual December meeting in Indianapolis on Sunday, December 7, and took another step toward improving student-athlete welfare when it approved a conference recommendation to establish enhanced concussion protocols.