RECENT ARTICLES
  • NFLPA Officials Talk Concussion Protocol, Other Issues

    by Bob Glauber February 2017

    NFL Players Association president Eric Winston pressed the league Thursday for a better adherence to a recently revamped concussion protocol system in which the league and players union jointly determine whether proper assessments are made during games.

  • NCAA Upholds Show-Cause Penalty Against Tyndall

    by Dan Wolken February 2017

    The NCAA infractions appeals committee upheld all penalties against former Tennessee and Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, including a 10-year show-cause, one of the most severe penalties in NCAA history, according a person with knowledge of the decision.

  • NCAA Hopes to Refine Tourney Selection with More Data

    by Dayton Daily News February 2017

    The NCAA has used the RPI as a metric to help it pick the NCAA Tournament field for more than three decades. The analytics system may be ready for an upgrade.

  • MLB's Cardinals Punished for Hacking Scandal

    by Bob Nightengale January 2017

    The St. Louis Cardinals' long-awaited punishment Monday for their computer hacking scandal can't possibly be judged by its monetary value or even the loss of valuable draft picks. Their $2million fine won't even buy you a utility infielder these days. And the Cardinals' forfeiture of their top two picks in the June draft were only the 56th and 75th picks, already having sacrificed their first-round pick with the signing of free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler. The two picks, more important, will cost them $1.853million in slot money they no longer can spend in the draft.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.