Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
- After Investigation, HS Must Vacate Championship
by Jodie Wagner January 2017
Pahokee waited eight years to claim its seventh state football championship. On Thursday, the school was told it might have to give it back.
- Football Coaches Push for Rule Changes
by Harry Minium January 2017
The American Football Coaches Association recommended Wednesday that the NCAA approve an early signing period in December, liberalize redshirt rules and allow the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision schools to hire a 10th assistant coach.
- NJSIAA Transfer Rule Steps Closer to Reality
by Phil Anastasia January 2017
By overwhelming majority, the executive committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association on Wednesday approved on first reading a proposal to strengthen the organization's eligibility rules for transfer students.
- Players Sue District for Alleged Anti-Bullying Violation
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Washoe County (Nev.) School District and Galena High School football coach Steve Struzyk and principal Tom Brown, three former players asked for monetary damages to be paid in compensation for economic loss and pain and suffering due to a perceived violation of state law and a district anti-bullying policy.
- MLB's Hazing Ban Draws Criticism as Owners Ratify Deal
by NC McGaughey Chris December 2016
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, person with knowledge of the meeting says Tampa Bay Rays managing general partner Stuart Sternberg was the lone dissenting vote during the new collective bargaining agreement telephone vote Tuesday.
- Utah Board Approves New Rule for Prep Transfers
by Amy Donaldson December 2016
The Utah State Board of Education's new rule requires a yearly audit of the Utah High School Activities Association and creates a new type of appeal process that will review decisions made by the association's hearing panels.
- Could Less-Sure PATs Alter Strategy for NFL Teams?
by Khadrice Rollins December 2016
When the NFL moved the line of scrimmage for extra point attempts back to the 15-yard line in May 2015, making PAT kicks 33-yards, Atlanta kicker Matt Bryant said it was just part of the job and that he had to make sure he approached those tries like he did all his others.
- Spreadsheet Earns Harvard Cross Country 'Athletic Probation'
by Jason Scott December 2016
The Harvard men’s cross country team was placed on “athletic probation” after an internal review found that members of the 2014 team had made “crude and sexualized statements” about that year’s women’s team on an online spreadsheet, according to the Boston Globe.
- College Basketball Rule Changes Boosted Scoring
by Nicole Auerbach December 2016
Considering that last season's changes resulted in a higher-scoring, faster-tempo game on average, many involved in college men's basketball think these rules and officiating changes are worth the growing pains.
- MLB Debates International Draft, Other Issues
by Ronald Blum November 2016
Negotiators for baseball players and owners are meeting this week in Irving, Texas, in an attempt to reach agreement on a collective bargaining agreement to replace the five-year contract that expires Thursday.