Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
Opinion: NCAA's Stance on Amateurism a Joke
by Deron Snyder, The Washington Times March 2015
In the collegiate model of sports, the young men and women competing on the field or court are students first, athletes second. I left off the quotation marks in an attempt to keep a straight face while telling a whopper. Consider it deadpan in print.
NFL to Consider 23 Rule Proposals This Week
by The Tampa Tribune March 2015
Once again, potential tweaks to the current instant-replay system will be discussed during a three-day session that could have a major impact on the way games are played this fall.
Florida HS Coach Out Amid Foreign Recruiting Scandal
by Michael Gaio March 2015
On the bright side, Lake Wales High School’s boys’ basketball coach led his team to a winning record on the court. On the down side, he was willing to do almost anything — including recruiting students from other countries to get there. At least that’s what a report filed by the school to the Florida High School Athletic Association is claiming.
Opinion: NCAA Women's Tourney Could Use Date Change
by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports March 2015
It's that time of year again, time for every American to focus on the basketball games being played by men and all but ignore the basketball games being played by women.
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.