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  • Northwestern Moves Friday Night Football Games

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    In November, the Big Ten’s announcement that it would schedule games on Friday nights was met with some backlash from coaches and fans.

  • Semifinalists Running Out of Time to Request Relocation

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The results of this week’s regional quarterfinals have ensured that all four 6A Region I boys soccer semifinalists will be teams from Dallas-Fort Worth — who will be traveling five hours by bus to play each other in Midland.

  • Minnesota HS Transfer Policy Audit Finds 'Deficiencies'

    by Jim Paulsen April 2017

    With eligibility for varsity sports riding on the outcome, the complicated and sometimes contentious process for handling student transfers is plagued with "deficiencies'' and needs action by lawmakers to provide more transparency, a legislative audit disclosed Tuesday. The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor spent much of the last year examining the practices of the Minnesota State High School League, which oversees student eligibility for its 630-member high schools.

  • NHL Officially Out for 2018 Olympics

    by Salt Lake Tribune April 2017

    The NHL announced Monday that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, refusing for the first time in 20 years to halt its season for three weeks so its stars can chase gold for their home countries. From Alex Ovechkin and Jonathan Toews to Connor McDavid and Henrik Lundqvist, the world's best players called playing in the Olympics important. The league decided otherwise. Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly informed the NHL Players Association that the matter was "officially closed" after weeks of speculation. The NHL had allowed its players to participate in the past five Olympics dating to 1998, giving the Winter Games pro-level star power akin to the NBA players who participate in the Summer Olympics. The league said no meaningful dialogue had emerged in talks with the NHLPA, International Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. Even after the IIHF had agreed to pay for players' travel and insurance costs when the IOC refused, the NHL had been looking for more concessions that were believed to include marketing opportunities tied to the Games. The league wanted the matter resolved before the playoffs begin April 13.

  • Home Run Balls Terrorize the Neighbors

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The youth league baseball fields owned by the Holy Spirit Church in Fremont, Calif., have been reported to the city for endangering the neighbors with escaped baseballs. The smaller of the two fields, located at the edge of church property, directly faces a line of private back yards, where home run baseballs frequently land.

  • ACC Puts N.C. Back in Play Following Repeal

    by Jeff Mills April 2017

    The Greensboro Coliseum in 2020, as scheduled, will be the host of the ACC men's basketball tournament. And the women's tournament, moved to Conway, S.C., by the league after being hosted in the Coliseum for the 17 previous seasons, will also return, in March 2018.

  • Florida House Bill Bars Stadiums from Public Land

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In an effort by Florida House leaders to limit public assistance to private companies, HB 77 was passed 82-33 in a vote Thursday. The proposed bill disallows sports franchises from building or renovating stadiums on publicly owned land.

  • NCAA to Distribute $200M in Supplemental Funds

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a one-time supplemental distribution of $200 million, the NCAA will present Division I schools with sums between 165,000 and $1.3 million per school, dependent upon the number of athletic scholarships they awarded during the 2013-14 school year.

  • ‘One Turf Concept’ Offers Protocol for Multi-Sport Fields

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    World Rugby, FIFA and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have joined forces in order to develop a new, universal protocol for multi-sport playing fields.

  • N.C. Bill Seeks Student-Athlete Advocacy Commission

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a bill filed Tuesday, North Carolina lawmakers proposed the creation of the Legislative Commission on the Fair Treatment of College Student-Athletes. The purpose of the commission would be to advocate on behalf of student-athletes by investigating their concerns within the University of North Carolina system.