• Bill That Would Scrap FHSAA Clears Senate Hurdle

    by Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster Naples Daily News/Tribune Bureau April 2015

    Among other things, the bill threatens to replace the Florida High School Athletic Association with a state-selected nonprofit organization; calls on the organization to offer fans the option to buy a single-day pass or multiple-day pass instead of per-event tickets; and allows students, including those in public schools, to participate in sports at another school if the program isn't offered at their school.

  • Counterpoint: Lawsuit Threatens Future of HS Football

    by contributors April 2015

    High school sports create everlasting bonds among teammates and coaches, and contribute to the fabric of communities throughout Illinois and the United States.

  • Major League Baseball Showing Gains in Diversity

    by Bob Nightengale,, USA TODAY Sports April 2015

    MLB, which will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day throughout every ballpark today, is represented by only 7.8% of African Americans among the 868 players on the opening-day rosters and disabled lists, according to a study by USA TODAY Sports. Yet that percentage remains flat from a year ago, and the total number of players has gone up, with 68 African Americans on opening-day rosters.

  • Ex-Felon Wins Case to Coach Prep Football in Ohio

    by Charlie Boss, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH April 2015

    The state Board of Education defied a state hearing officer's recommendation and decided yesterday to grant an ex-offender a permit to continue coaching football -- with conditions.

  • Strike 'Free Agent' Provision from FHSAA Overhaul

    by Palm Beach Post (Florida) April 2015

    For years now, there has been growing tension between some Florida legislators, particularly in the House, and the Florida High School Athletic Association.

  • Indiana to Alter Controversial Law, NCAA Pleased

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    With the men’s Final Four just two days away, one of the biggest story lines has had nothing to do with basketball. Instead, the spotlight has been on host-state Indiana and its controversial “religious freedom” law, which is being amended just one week after its introduction.

  • Tennessee Fires Donnie Tyndall Amid NCAA Probe

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    The University of Tennessee has fired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, the school announced Friday morning. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports first reported Tyndall's departure.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oregon Sexual Assault Case Highlights Bigger Issue

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    Ugly details have emerged regarding an alleged sexual assault at the University of Oregon and the school’s handling of the lawsuit that followed.