• Opinion: Gymnasts Case Illustrates Youth Vulnerability

    by Deron Snyder February 2017

    The United States Olympic Committee appears to be the latest culprit in a troubling pattern of betrayal: another organization that should protect kids but instead has allowed them to be prey.

  • FHSAA to Hear Title Appeal Today

    by Jodie Wagner February 2017

    Pahokee will make its case today to the Florida High School Athletic Association in an effort to retain the Class 1A state football championship it won in December. The Blue Devils' appeal will be heard this morning by the organization's infractions committee, which reviews major violations. It is expected to be conducted by phone. There is no timetable for when the committee will deliver its decision.

  • Opinion: NCAA Exception Could Have Consequences

    by Harry Minium February 2017

    Liberty University has a 19,200-seat stadium and a 48,000-square-foot football training facility. And, because it’s a private school, it doesn’t face the spending restrictions to which public schools must adhere.

  • Texas Gov. Unswayed by 'Bathroom Bill' Opponents

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    Criticism of the proposed Senate Bill 6 in Texas continues to grow along with concerns about the potential economic fallout that could result from the bill due to a loss of tourism-based revenue. A drastic fallout was seen in North Carolina after the implementation of a similar law, the controversial HB2.

  • Bill Would Give State Legislature Oversight of HS Sports

    by Jim Camden February 2017

    Parents would have someone else to call — their legislator — with questions or complaints about changes in high school sports, under a bill introduced by a Spokane senator. And before the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association could add or change any rules, move its tournaments to a new town or rearrange schools in the local leagues, it should have to get the OK from the Legislature, Republican Sen. Mike Baumgartner told the Senate Commerce, Labor and Sports Committee Wednesday. But high school sports officials said people with questions or complaints already can call their school, their local league, their regional office and the WIAA, depending on which is responsible for the change.

  • CSU Investigation Details Coach's Abusive Behavior

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    Colorado State University has released a 90-page report detailing an investigation into the atmosphere among the men’s basketball team and administration under head coach Larry Eustachy.

  • Family of Drowning Victim Reaches Settlement

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The family of Jonathan Proce, 21-year-old victim of cardiac arrest while underwater at Lyons Pool in Tompkinsville, N.Y., has reached a court settlement with the city for $600,000.

  • UHSAA Votes for Governing Board Changes

    by Amy Donaldson February 2017

    The Utah High School Activities Association board of trustees, which creates and enforces the rules that govern high school sports, voted to reduce its membership from 30 to 15 during an emergency meeting Tuesday morning.

  • Groups Urge California to Regulate Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    In an environment where more states are passing laws requiring practicing athletic trainers to be licensed, there’s one state that has an unusually low barrier to entry for would-be athletic trainers: California.

  • Proposed Texas Law a Threat to Tourism

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The NFL took a strong position on Friday in a public announcement countering proposed Texas legislation that would require transgender persons to use public restrooms corresponding to their biological sex rather than their chosen gender, saying the bill may prevent the league from hosting future Super Bowls in Texas, per The Huffington Post.