Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
New Mexico AD on Women's Soccer Hazing: 'We Failed'
by Mark Smith, Assistant Sports Editor August 2014
UNM athletic director Paul Krebs said there's "no question" members of the Lobo women's soccer team engaged in hazing, as he described a night of partying, going to several different locations, pressuring players to drink alcohol and forcing freshmen to strip to sports bras and panties in order to change outfits.
Concussion Classes Now Required of Illinois HS Coaches
by Mike Riopell Political Editor August 2014
As football season gets underway, high school sports coaches in Illinois soon will have to take classes on how to best reduce concussions among young athletes under a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn today.
Counterpoint: Steubenville Second Chance a Good Thing
by The Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register August 2014
It would have been easy for Steubenville High School football Coach Reno Saccoccia to say no when Ma'Lik Richmond asked to rejoin the team. But Saccoccia chose to give Richmond a second chance - and he should be supported in that.
Minnesota Law: Parent Complaints Still Dog HS Coaches
by David LaVaque, Star Tribune Staff Writer August 2014
A new law enacted to keep disgruntled parents from costing Minnesota high school coaches their jobs seems to have quelled some of the potential firings. Believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, the law stipulated that "parent complaints must not be the sole reason" for a school board to get rid of a coach.
Opinion: Academics, Athletics Don't Mix at Big Schools
by Rick Morrissey, Staff Columnist August 2014
Notre Dame always has viewed itself as the ideal of how academics and athletics should coexist. Raising the question: If the Irish can't make this work, who can?
Prep Football Scandal Spurs Talk of Recall Provision
by LESLIE BRIDGERS Staff Writer August 2014
City councilors said Monday that they support adding a provision to the city's charter that would enable voters to recall elected officials. They just don't want to make it too easy to do.
Nonrevenue Sports Could Lose if NCAA Amateurism Ends
by Matthew Piper The Salt Lake Tribune August 2014
If football and men's basketball players are to have a greater share of the revenue pie, then somebody else's slice must get thinner.
Opinion: Fraud Scandal Further Tarnishes Notre Dame Rep
by Rick Telander, Sports Columnist August 2014
Four Notre Dame football players, all likely starters - including a potential All-American in defensive back KeiVarae Russell - were dropped from the team Friday in the midst of an academic-fraud scandal. We'll see where this leads, but it doesn't look too super for the Irish's football program or coach Brian Kelly. Last offseason, you'll recall, starting quarterback Everett Golson was suspended for academic impropriety. Golson is back this season, and he's starting again.
Editorial: Steubenville Wrong to Reinstate Sex Offender
by The Columbus Dispatch, Editorial August 2014
Rape is deeply, inexcusably wrong. What part of that does the Steubenville City School District not understand? When Steubenville's Big Red football team took the field on Tuesday in a scrimmage against Cambridge, Ma'lik Richmond, 17, was back as a wide receiver.
Penn State Trustees Won't Challenge NCAA Sanctions
by By Joseph N. DiStefano; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014
Trustees voted, 19-8, in favor of a litigation settlement proposal that would bind the state-backed university to "remain committed to full compliance with the Consent Decree" signed with the NCAA in 2012.