Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
'STOP' the Pain
by Michael Popke July 2010
A national effort to prevent, recognize and treat the long-term consequences of sports-overuse and traumatic injuries in young athletes is quickly picking up steam. This month, STOP Sports Injuries (the acronym stands for "Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention") has enlisted several new supporters, including the California Athletic Trainers' Association, Dixie Softball Inc. and the Youth Football Coaches Association.
Sports Activism Targets Arizona Immigration Law
by Paul Steinbach June 2010
Arizona's immigration law has left its mark on sports, but how much influence should sports have over lawmaking?
Court: Illinois Association Overreached in Enforcement of Transfer Rules
by John T. Wolohan March 2010
An appeals court tells the IHSAA that it overreached in the enforcement of its transfer rules.
On the Field and Off the Mark
by Andrew Cohen December 2009
High School Swimming Moves Forward After Suit Ban
by Michael Popke December 2009
Prep swimming moves forward following the ban of controversial high-tech suits.
New Jersey Sports Administrators May Have Found New Way to Level Playing Field
by Michael Popke July 2009
New Jersey sports administrators may have found a new way to level the playing field.
Supreme Court Will Review NFL Antitrust Case
by Andrew Cohen & John T. Wolohan July 2009
The NFL hopes the court will expand its lower-court victory by making all professional sports leagues immune from antitrust laws; "Sports Law" contributor John T. Wolohan offers an opinion about the league's chances of victory.
NCAA Rule Intended to Protect Student-Athletes does Opposite, Court Says
by John T. Wolohan May 2009
An NCAA rule intended to protect student-athletes does the opposite, a court says.
Court Determines that Interscholastic Sports Participation Is Privilege, Not Right
by John T. Wolohan April 2009
Another court determines that participation in interscholastic athletics is a privilege, not a right.
Third-Party Health Club Certification Effort Could Benefit Industry
by Andrew Cohen February 2009
A third-party health club certification effort is afoot that could benefit club users and owners alike.