Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
- Council Member Resumes Push to End Fitness Club Tax
by Ryan M. McDermott February 2017
Commonly known as the "yoga tax," the 5.75 percent levy is applied to sales at a "fitness club, fitness center, or gym the purpose of which is physical exercise," as defined by the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue.
- NCAA About to Put the Heat on Ole Miss Coach Freeze
by Dan Wolken February 2017
The NCAA is coming hard for Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze, charging his program with serious cheating allegations, the school with lack of institutional control and the head coach for unsatisfactory oversight of his assistants.
- NSGA to Collaborate with Positive Coaching Alliance
by the Chicago Daily Herald February 2017
The National Sporting Goods Association will collaborate with Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit developing Better Athletes, Better People through youth and high school sports.
- Wayne County Vets Detroit Jail Site Stadium Proposal
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
More than a week ago, Rock Ventures submitted a proposal to Wayne County, Mich., offering to buy a parcel of land currently home to the county’s half-finished jail project in downtown Detroit with the purpose of using the site for a future Major League Soccer stadium development, according to Curbed.
- FHSAA Denies School's Championship Reinstatement Bid
by Jodie Wagner Palm Beach Post Staff Writer February 2017
Pahokee representatives asked the panel for an undue hardship waiver for the student who was at the center of sanctions that were levied by the FHSAA in January.
- Opinion: Gymnasts Case Illustrates Youth Vulnerability
by Deron Snyder February 2017
The United States Olympic Committee appears to be the latest culprit in a troubling pattern of betrayal: another organization that should protect kids but instead has allowed them to be prey.
- FHSAA to Hear Title Appeal Today
by Jodie Wagner February 2017
Pahokee will make its case today to the Florida High School Athletic Association in an effort to retain the Class 1A state football championship it won in December. The Blue Devils' appeal will be heard this morning by the organization's infractions committee, which reviews major violations. It is expected to be conducted by phone. There is no timetable for when the committee will deliver its decision.
- Opinion: NCAA Exception Could Have Consequences
by Harry Minium February 2017
Liberty University has a 19,200-seat stadium and a 48,000-square-foot football training facility. And, because it’s a private school, it doesn’t face the spending restrictions to which public schools must adhere.
- Texas Gov. Unswayed by 'Bathroom Bill' Opponents
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
Criticism of the proposed Senate Bill 6 in Texas continues to grow along with concerns about the potential economic fallout that could result from the bill due to a loss of tourism-based revenue. A drastic fallout was seen in North Carolina after the implementation of a similar law, the controversial HB2.
- Bill Would Give State Legislature Oversight of HS Sports
by Jim Camden February 2017
Parents would have someone else to call — their legislator — with questions or complaints about changes in high school sports, under a bill introduced by a Spokane senator. And before the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association could add or change any rules, move its tournaments to a new town or rearrange schools in the local leagues, it should have to get the OK from the Legislature, Republican Sen. Mike Baumgartner told the Senate Commerce, Labor and Sports Committee Wednesday. But high school sports officials said people with questions or complaints already can call their school, their local league, their regional office and the WIAA, depending on which is responsible for the change.