Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Officials Address Concerns Over Transgender Athletes
by Melissa Masatani March 2014
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, the Azusa High girls softball team took the field for its first preseason game. It wasn't perfect, with all the excitement and errors that come from first-game jitters. But a lopsided score - 22-2 - gave the Aztecs' and their friends and family members plenty to cheer about. But more importantly Principal Ramiro Rubalcaba was reassured that - for what was a history-making first game - girls were allowed to be girls.
UNM Cup-Thrower Sorry, Will 'Cheer Loudly from Home'
by Geoff Grammer Journal Staff Writer March 2014
The University of New Mexico Lobo fan who threw a cup at a San Diego State player after a Feb. 22 game in the Pit said in a statement to the Journal he was sorry for his actions and hoped fans would realize "it was a one-time incident."
Blog: Every Athlete Deserves a Certified Athletic Trainer
by Mike Hopper, Guest Contributor March 2014
Youth sports injuries seem to continue to pile up. Unfortunately so do the fatalities. In recent years, we’ve heard about many football players who have died after suffering brain trauma. We’ve heard reports of athletes who have died of sudden cardiac death. And we’ve heard of athletes dying of heat illnesses such as exertional heat stroke or sickle cell anemia. In response to that, there have been significant regulations in the way of law or league policies for these various cases.
School Policy Would Require Insurance by Facility Users
by Super User March 2014
Groups using RSU 16 school facilities would be required to have liability insurance, if a policy discussed Monday night by the School Committee is adopted. Assistant Superintendent Kim Brandt told the committee that most Maine school districts already have, or are in the process of adopting, such a policy as a matter of fiscal responsibility.
Amid National Attention, OHSAA Defends Hockey Title Tie
by Adam Conn, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH March 2014
Despite criticism from fans at Nationwide Arena and on social media, those involved in the state hockey championship game said they are confident they made the right decision in ending Saturday's night's contest after seven overtimes with Cleveland St. Ignatius and Sylvania Northview still tied at 1. St. Ignatius and Northview were named co-champions for the Ohio High School Athletic Association hockey season.
College Basketball Scoring Up Due to Rules Enforcement
by Daniel Uthman, @DanUthman March 2014
It didn't take Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie long to figure out how new rules on physical contact would affect his team this season. The NCAA men's basketball rules committee adopted a more strict approach in the offseason, and after observing the nuances of officiating in November, Ollie knew what was best for his team.
High School Wrestling Coach Accused of Sex with Student
by Nick Swedberg. Correspondent March 2014
A Tinley Park High School teacher and coach has been charged with having sex with a female student, authorities said.
Arrest Made in $13K Football Booster Embezzlement
by Jim Adams March 2014
PEMBROKE -- After several weeks of investigation, police have made an arrest in a theft that depleted a local nonprofit of more than $13,000. Lisa Wiggin, 46, the former treasurer and president of the Pembroke Friends of Football (PFOF), was arrested Friday and charged with one felony count of theft by embezzlement.Officer Jacqueline Parker, who conducted the investigation, said evidence was compiled through an audit of bank records after members of the FOPF reported a cash shortage in February.Parker said Wiggin has been cooperative throughout the investigation, and has confessed to the crime."Her cooperation was certainly appreciated," said Parker. "It definitely helped us out a great deal in terms of the investigation."I can tell you the money she took wasn't for vacations or diamond jewelry or anything like that," she added. "It appears the money was used solely for debts and past due bills."Parker said some of the roughly $13,000 was returned, but explained she couldn't identify a specific amount because Wiggin apparently didn't keep records of the removal and restoration of funds.Regardless of the amount Wiggin placed back in the bank account, Parker said the activity is still criminal in nature."If you took out $1,500 one day, and put $5,000 into the account tomorrow, it wouldn't matter, because legally, you have no right to that money," she said."The other big factor in this case is that the victims are the kids who may have to ultimately pay for the crime that was committed," Parker added.
Park Employees Arrested for Falsifying Timecards
by AISLING SWIFT March 2014
It all began with a phone call from an Immokalee mother whose daughter’s W-2s were incorrect: She’d been at college and couldn’t have worked those hours at the Immokalee Sports Complex.
Coach Suspended After Profane Interaction with Player
by Ryan wood; email@example.com March 2014
For the second time this season, South Carolina men s basketball coach Frank Martin is in trouble after a vulgar interaction with a player