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  • NBA, Colleges React to Executive Order on Travel

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    An executive order signed into effect on Friday suspending the United States Refugee Program a minimum of 120 days and banning entry to nationals of seven “countries of concern” for a minimum of 90 days has worried many international companies, among them the NBA and a number of American universities who have welcomed international students.

  • NHL Commissioner Mum on Olympics Participation

    by Elliott Teaford January 2017

    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman couldn't say when or where the next All-Star Game would be because there won't be one if the league decides to send its players to Pyeongchang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

  • New Hampshire School Board Okays Transgender Policy

    by Paul Steinbach January 2017

    A school board committee in Keene, N.H., has signed off on a plan to protect students who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming, becoming the latest to address a growing issue facing educators nationwide.

    According to The Keene Sentinel, the policy as proposed allows, on a case-by-case basis, for transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with the gender they identify with.

    School board chairman Edward Murdough said he “wasn’t too concerned” that transgender students competing in interscholastic athletics — for example, a transgender girl playing on a girls’ team — would evolve into a fairness issue. Murdough added that final judgment on interscholastic athletics policy is ultimately governed by the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association, which allows teams to protest if they think competition is unfair, the Sentinel reported.

    From AB: Designing Public Locker Rooms with an Eye on Privacy

    School districts nationwide aren’t obligated to create a policy specifically protecting transgender students — just to prevent “discrimination based on a student’s gender identity, including discrimination based on a student’s transgender status,” according to a May 13 letter co-signed by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education, the Sentinel reported. The letter states failing to prevent discrimination on those grounds are in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

    Many of the nationally controversial policy points, such as locker room and athletic competition clauses, are mostly the same between a sample policy — issued in 2015 by the New Hampshire School Boards Association as a guideline — and the one proposed in Keene.

  • Appeal Filed in Case of Forfeited HS Football Title

    by Jodie Wagner January 2017

    Pahokee has appealed the Florida High School Athletic Association's ruling to strip the school of its Class 1A state football championship and all 14 wins from last season, spokesman Kyle Niblett confirmed Thursday night.

  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) group and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) Joint Response regarding 30% Protein Rule

    by Contributors: Randy Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, Amy Bragg, RD, CSSD, LD, Amy Freel, MS, RD, Christine Karpinski, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN, Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD, Travis Thomas, PhD, RD, CSSD, LD, and Kelly White, MS, RD, CSSD, LD January 2017

    Background:

    Discussion at the December 2014 Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) meeting included consideration of the dietary protein needs of collegiate student-athletes. The Committee requested a joint response from the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) group and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) regarding the state of the science and the state of practice within collegiate athletics on student-athlete dietary protein needs.

  • NCAA's 30 Percent Protein Calorie Rule Deregulated

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    The NCAA has overturned a regulation limiting the amount of protein permitted to be contained in supplements provided by an institution to its student-athletes.

  • NCAA Explores Use of Analytics in Bracket-Building

    by Shannon Ryan January 2017

    The NCAA basketball tournament used a seeding process for the first time in 1978. Four teams in each region received automatic bids as conference winners that season, and they were seeded based on their conference's win-loss record in the five previous tournaments.

  • District to Change Event Processes After Investigation

    by Nancy Bowman January 2017

    Tipp City Exempted Village Schools officials said they have made changes in procedures for handling money collected at athletic events and hiring workers for athletic events, both issues pointed out by State Auditors who scrutinized the district's finances.

  • Florida High School Track and Field Goes Metric

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In February, the Florida High School Athletic Association will become the first in the country to impose a metric measuring system on field events for all district, regional and state track and field championship meets.

  • Washington DOH Finds No Link Between Turf and Cancer

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    The Washington State Department of Health has released the results of an investigation wherein it examined the relationship between playing soccer on synthetic turf and the early development of cancer. The DOH partnered with researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health to investigate a list, compiled by the UW women’s assistant head soccer coach, of 53 Washington residents who both played soccer and developed cancer between the mid- ‘90s and the year 2016.