Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
Concussion Education: Borland Move May Catch On
by Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports March 2015
Chris Borland is not the first NFL player to retire because of head injuries. Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach stepped aside because of head injuries, and more recently quarterback Kevin Kolb and receiver Sidney Rice retired from the NFL because of concussions. What made Borland's decision, announced Monday night in an interview with ESPN, reverberate so much was that Borland doesn't have a long history of concussions.
Opinion: SEC's Search for Slive Successor Lacked Vision
by AB Staff March 2015
The SEC did the expected Thursday. It hired Greg Sankey as conference commissioner. And for that, it needed a search committee? What did it search? The office?
TSSAA Close to Resolving Public vs. Private Debate
by Chris Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org March 2015
The TSSAA Legislative Council voted on Wednesday to hold a special meeting prior to next school year — likely during the summer — to decide whether or not to place public and private schools into separate divisions for athletic competition.
SEC ADs Still Sorting Out 'Cost of Attendance' Issue
by Chip Towers; Staff March 2015
The hotly debated issue of cost of attendance was discussed during an executive session of the SEC's athletic directors' meeting at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel on Wednesday.
NCAA Has $80M Surplus; 2014 Revenue Neared $1B
by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports March 2015
The $80.5 million surplus for the year is almost $20 million more than the surplus the NCAA had in 2013 and the fourth consecutive year in which the annual surplus has exceeded $60 million.
Maine Nearing Switch from Four Hoops Classes to Five
by Travis Lazarczyk, By Travis Lazarczyk Morning Sentinel March 2015
With a final vote less than two months away, the Maine Principals' Association Classification Committee decided Tuesday to make no changes to a proposal that would expand high school basketball from four classes to five.
Minnesota Bill Aims to Undo HS Transgender Policy
by Michael Gaio March 2015
Minnesota legislators have introduced a new bill that would undo the state high school league's controversial transgender athlete policy.
Opinion: NCAA Misses Chance with Syracuse Ruling
by Mark Wiedmer, Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee) March 2015
When the NCAA sort of, kind of put the hammer down on the Syracuse basketball program Friday for academic chicanery and other issues, a parallel thought instantly seized college hoops fanatics everywhere: Namely, should the North Carolina program and new Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall be afraid, very afraid or hopeful?
Opinion: NCAA Report Proof It's Time for Boeheim To Go
by Paul Newberry, Associated Press March 2015
For the better part of a decade, Jim Boeheim oversaw a college basketball program that broke all sorts of rules, yet the only real price he's required to pay is a nine-game suspension next season. Actually, he should be getting ready to coach his final game at Syracuse.
WIAA Mulls New Rules for Coaches' Off-Season Contact
by MARK STEWART, email@example.com Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 2015
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association's annual meeting, already expected to be a battleground on the issue of competitive equality, also will give administrators in the state a chance to weigh in on a couple of topics that have come up over the years: