Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
- School Board Approves Addition of HS Soccer
by Zach Duncan January 2017
The Graham ISD school board unanimously approved adding high school soccer Wednesday night, providing students with another athletics option as the sport is set to begin next school year. Graham Athletic Director Kenny Davidson said soccer's emergence didn't happen overnight and was part of a growing movement within the Young County town. "It's going to give more kids the opportunity to participate in athletics," Davidson said. "It'll be an after-school sport only, just like all of our spring sports are. A group here was organized and formed a committee wanting to add it, and they did it the right way."
- NFL's Chargers Announce Relocation
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
Chargers owner Dean Spanos announced the long-awaited decision this morning: the team will relocate from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season.
- Opinion: Proposed Football League Could Benefit NFL
by Stephen Smith January 2017
As much as we love college football, you only need the eye test to see that it's light years away from NFL quality, which is why it's sometimes difficult to listen to people complain about rookies taking so long to become NFL-ready.
- World Cup to Expand to Include 48 Teams
by Graham Dunbar January 2017
FIFA is set to make the World Cup bigger and richer, even if the price to pay is lower quality soccer. FIFA President Gianni Infantino hopes his ruling Council will agree Tuesday to expand the 2026 World Cup to 48 nations, playing in 16 groups of three teams.
- Scandal Could Impact U. of Minnesota Funding
by Maura Lerner January 2017
The latest Gophers athletic scandal is starting to make waves at the State Capitol, where some say it could affect funding for the University of Minnesota as well as the choice of the newest members for the Board of Regents. On Tuesday, the university fired Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys just as lawmakers were returning to St. Paul for the new session. And officials say the debate has just begun over the university's handling of the case, which started with an alleged sexual assault in September involving multiple Gophers football players.
- Turf Industry Asks EPA for Final Decision
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
In response to a status report released on Dec. 30 by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding progress made on the Federal Research Action Plan on artificial turf, the Safe Fields Alliance (SFA) and the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) made a joint statement on Tuesday urging the EPA to present their full findings as soon as possible.
- WMU Coach Fleck: Group of Five Playoff 'Ridiculous'
by Telegraph Herald January 2017
"I think the way it is, is perfect. If you're in the Group of Five, if you can go undefeated two years in a row, you deserve to be in a national championship and you'll find your way into the national championship," Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck said.
- IOC Officials Set to Visit Los Angeles
by Scott Reid December 2016
The IOC 2024 Evaluation Commission's visit to L.A. on April 23-25 will be the first of three stops by the group that will play a leading role in determining whether L.A., Paris or Budapest hosts the 2024 Games.
- NCAA Investigation Finds Potential Violations at Rutgers
by Tom Canavan December 2016
The NCAA issued a notice of allegations on Tuesday, stating that the department had not been operating in full compliance with NCAA and university standards.
- USA Gymnastics Responds to Abuse Allegations
by Paul Parilla and Steve Penny December 2016
USA Gymnastics believes that even one instance of child abuse, whether at a school, church or gym, is one too many. Athlete safety and well-being must not be taken for granted and requires as much diligence and attention as the training required for a perfect routine.