Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
Sixth Grade Too Young to Recruit Athletes?
by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports February 2015
The recent decision by Rivals.com to run profiles of Daron and fellow sixth-grader Tyson Thornton sparked a firestorm about how young is too young to treat kids like pros in the making
VHSL Slammed Over Truncated Wrestling Tourney
by Ray Nimmo February 2015
The Virginia High School League condensed its two-day state tournament into a one-day, single-elimination tourney due to impending inclement weather. Coaches and wrestlers argue that format devalued a season's worth of hard work.
Ill. Legislator Urges Little League to Reinstate JRW
by Jon Seidel February 2015
A resolution pursued by Rep. Monique Davis would urge Little League International to rescind its decision to strip the baseball team of its title.
WVU Placed on Probation for Recruiting Violations
by Dave Hickman, Staff writer February 2015
The misdeeds involve text messages and phone calls sent to recruits in virtually every sport the school sponsors, although most were committed in women's gymnastics, football, women's basketball and women's soccer.
NFL Concussion Settlement to Include Five Changes
by Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer February 2015
The proposed deal between the NFL and its retired players addressing long-term effects of repeated concussions is inching closer to final approval, as lawyers amended their settlement proposal to include five changes requested by a federal judge.
NHL's OT System: What's Point of Rewarding Defeat?
by AB Staff February 2015
The Blackhawks beat the Penguins 2-1 in a shootout Sunday, raising a familiar question. Why can't anyone explain the NHL's overtime point system in a way that makes sense.
To End Cheating, Little League Needs to Change
by Rick Morrissey, Chicago Sun-Times February 2015
Little League International took the right action by stripping Jackie Robinson West of its national title. But how the multimillion-dollar organization found its way to that decision is ridiculous.
Lawmaker Urges Probe into NCAA Role in PSU Case
by Susan Snyder and Angela Couloumbis; Inquirer Staff Writers February 2015
The NCAA last month gave Joe Paterno his football wins back, but the bronze statue of the coach that for years greeted visitors outside Beaver Stadium remains in seclusion.
IHSAA Penalizes Teams Involved in Basketball Brawl
by Paul Steinbach February 2015
The Indiana High School Athletic Association on Tuesday cancelled the seasons of boys’ basketball teams involved in a Feb. 10 brawl, video of which went viral.
In addition, the rival programs from Hammond and Griffith high schools have been placed on probation for the 2015-16 season. Other penalties include mandatory completion by coaches and players of online courses administered by the National Federation of State High School Associations and a $500 per-game reimbursement to other schools scheduled to host the teams yet this season.
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The game, which Hammond led 4-0 with 5:32 remaining in the first quarter, was ruled a double forfeit.
New 40-Member Council to Make NCAA 'More Nimble'
by Dan Wolken, @DanWolken, USA TODAY Sports February 2015
Changing a rule, and particularly one that shakes up the concept of a so-called level playing field, is almost never done at warp speed.