Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
- Pitch Count Rules Coming to HS Baseball Nationwide
by Joe Sirera July 2016
The National Federation of State High School Associations has decided it's time to protect baseball pitchers' arms.
- KSHSAA Mulls Rule Change After Softball Controversy
by Rick Peterson July 2016
With inclement weather threatening state tournaments in several sports across the state, the KSHSAA was left scrambling to get tournaments completed while also abiding by regulations established by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
- Opinion: MLB Should Fix All-Star Game Farce
by Barry Rozner July 2016
In the dream, Ron Manfred steps to the podium and smiles. The commissioner of baseball says that while he understands the reason why his predecessor decided to take an exhibition game and arbitrarily attach meaning to it, Manfred has concluded that homefield advantage in the World Series should be determined by the team having the best record during the 162-game regular season, during which each game counts in the standings. He means no disrespect to Bud Selig. In fact, he waited two All-Star Games and watched carefully the selections and management of the game itself, while weighing the arguments for and against.
- Utah Considering Sanctioning Prep Lacrosse
by Trevor Phibbs July 2016
Many club sports prefer to remain unsanctioned for various reasons ccc particularly to avoid regulations and procedures established by the UHSAA — while others petition for inclusion, such as lacrosse, which is widely believed to be on the precipice of joining the realm of sanctioned sports.
- Ga. Southern Staff Provided Academic Help to Players
by Doug Roberson July 2016
Georgia Southern's football team received several penalties on Thursday after the NCAA announced that an investigation found two former members of the athletic staff provided impermissible academic assistance to three players.
- Horizon League to Change Basketball Tourney Format
by Jay Morrison July 2016
The HL Executive Council on Wednesday approved a revised tournament bracket, with one of the biggest changes on the men's side being the elimination of the double byes for the top two seeds
- Proposal Looks to Ease Time Demands on Student-Athletes
by Steve Berkowitz July 2016
College athletes stand to gain greater flexibility regarding the time they are required to spend on their sports under a broad set of concepts unveiled Thursday by the Power Five conferences. The concepts include preventing schools from counting a travel day as the day off athletes are required to receive during the season, as well as provisions for additional time off and an eight-hour overnight period in which no required activities can occur.
- AAU vs. High School, Which is Better for Basketball?
by Erin McCarthy July 2016
Many high school coaches want to build programs through teamwork, deep rosters, and tradition. AAU coaches want to showcase top players, entice coaches and recruiters to their games, and play at high levels every night.
- Officials Work to Ease Rio Jitters
by Christine Brennan July 2016
Everyone, it seems, is worried about Rio. Athletes, coaches, families, spectators, sponsors, you name it. Never before has an Olympics faced such a laundry list of serious problems little more than a month before they are set to begin. On Thursday, the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee went out of their way to try to assuage those fears, attempting to put the best face possible on the 2016 Summer Olympics in their last scheduled news conference before arriving in Rio. "I guess what I would say is that I'm bringing my family down there," USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said at a regularly scheduled news briefing during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. "I feel like we're going to have a lot of security. I feel like the safest place in the world is going to be the village and the competition venues, so I think our athletes will be among the safest people in Rio just because of all the security that's going to be around them.
- Letter Calls on NCAA to Act on Abuse Allegations
by Jason Scott June 2016
In an open letter to the NCAA, a lawyer representing a former assistant gymnastics coach at Penn State calls for deeper NCAA investigations into allegations of abuse.