Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
NFL Spotter to Deem When Concussion Test Needed
by Jeff Howe, Patriots Notebook March 2015
It might as well be called the Julian Edelman Rule. The NFL passed a rule yesterday that will place an independent spotter above the field who can stop the game if he believes the on-field officials haven't noticed a player who requires a concussion test.
Opinion: Obama Should Drop Stadium Financing Idea
by The Buffalo News (New York) March 2015
Should a provision in the president's 2016 budget proposal that would bar the use of tax-exempt bond financing for new stadium projects be taken out?
Opinion: Baseball's Clock Rules a Needless Imposition
by David Switzer March 2015
Beginning with the current spring training, MLB has new rules intended to shorten total game time and reduce batters' "bad habits" between pitches, according to the Washington Post.
Florida HS Penalized for Impermissible Benefits
by Nick Williams, Tribune staff March 2015
Tampa Catholic boys basketball coach Don Dziagwa allowed a student-athlete to live with his family Monday through Thursday because the student's mother worked late hours.
Florida HS Coach Out Amid Foreign Recruiting Scandal
by Michael Gaio March 2015
On the bright side, Lake Wales High School’s boys’ basketball coach led his team to a winning record on the court. On the down side, he was willing to do almost anything — including recruiting students from other countries to get there. At least that’s what a report filed by the school to the Florida High School Athletic Association is claiming.
Were Laws Broken to Bring Down Little League Champs?
by Mary Mitchell March 2015
The attorney for Jackie Robinson West Little League said he is being stonewalled in his efforts to find out if someone broke the law while trying to bring down the team.
NCAA Amends Basketball Tournament Travel Policies
by The Associated Press March 2015
Under a new policy, teams that fly to tournament sites and have start times after 3 p.m. local time will spend the night, win or lose.
KU Defends State-Funded Jet Use; Self Trips Total $1M
by Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal (Kansas) March 2015
A House committee explored Monday the acquisition of a seven-passenger Cessna Citation CJ4 by the University of Kansas to provide private flights for athletic, medical and administrative personnel.
Minnesota Bill Aims to Undo HS Transgender Policy
by Michael Gaio March 2015
Minnesota legislators have introduced a new bill that would undo the state high school league's controversial transgender athlete policy.
In Search of Uniformity in College Hoops Officiating
by Nicole Auerbach, @NicoleAuerbach, USA TODAY Sports March 2015
Imagine a typical Saturday in February, a day full of college basketball games that all reach their final buzzers without a single officiating controversy.