Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
- Conference Drops Roster, Scholarship Restrictions
by Topeka Capital-Journal October 2016
An athletic conference composed of 19 Kansas community colleges has dropped a rule adopted during the desegregation era to limit out-of-state players on basketball and football teams.
- LHSAA Suspends Coaches, Vacates Wins for HS Team
by Courtney Cameron October 2016
After receiving an anonymous tip concerning the eligibility of several student-athletes on the Belaire High School football team, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association conducted an investigation which resulted in both disciplinary and administrative probation. The consequences include a $2,000 fine, suspensions for two coaches and five retroactive forfeits for the Belaire Bengals.
- NBA, USA Basketball Offer Youth Guidelines
by AJ Neuharth-Keusch October 2016
The NBA and USA Basketball have partnered to develop an inaugural set of youth basketball guidelines to enhance the way children, parents and coaches experience the game, emphasizing the importance of player health and wellness, the NBA announced Monday. The recommended playing and rest guidelines -- which have been endorsed by organizations such as the AAU, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Adidas, Nike, Under Armour and the NCAA -- were established over the last six months by three working groups (health and wellness; playing standards; curriculum and instruction) made up of coaches, administrators, former players including retired NBA champions Shane Battier and Bruce Bowen, and leading medical experts from around the world. PARTICIPATION
- Association to Hold Hearing Over Ineligible Player Claim
by Trevor Phibbs October 2016
After hearing an accusation that Orem High allowed an ineligible player to participate in several football games this season, the Executive Committee from the Utah High School Activities Association will meet to determine the fate of the Tigers, potentially as early as Thursday, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.
- NLRB: Private Schools Cannot Restrict Athletes’ Tweets
by Jason Scott October 2016
In an unprecedented move, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that Northwestern University must remove “unlawful” restrictions on football players’ expression, allowing them to post freely on social media or speak to media as they see fit.
- Opinion: MIAA's Transfer Ruling 'Pig-Headed'
by Dianne Williamson October 2016
The legal circus surrounding an 18-year-old star athlete who just wants to play his last year of high school football continued unabated when a lawyer for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association essentially acknowledged
- Survey: Majority Against Softening BYU Honor Code
by Jay Drew October 2016
A large majority of Utahns, and an overwhelming majority of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, believe Brigham Young University should not adjust its Honor Code so it can be invited to join the Big 12 Conference — a resistance that could keep one of the West's foremost athletic and academic institutions in a league of its own, expansion observers say. A mid-September Dan Jones & Associates statewide survey, commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, also showed that a majority of Utahns believe if the Cougars do not gain admittance into a Power 5 conference, they should remain a college football independent and keep most of their other sports in the West Coast Conference. The survey of 820 likely voters in November's election asked two questions related to BYU's athletics program.
- Player Grade Discrepancies Lead to HS Football Forfeits
by Jennifer Pignolet September 2016
Discrepancies found on Trezevant High School football players’ transcripts are leading to game forfeitures and an internal investigation by Shelby County Schools, the district announced Thursday. SCS Chief of Communications Natalia Powers said players’ report card grades did not match grades on transcripts. It’s unknown if the discrepancies are limited to the football team, she said, so a full-school audit is underway.
- NBA Hopes to Cut Replay Review Times
by Jeff Zillgitt September 2016
In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league's staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J.
- Bullying Suspensions Force HS to Cancel Last Game
by Tori Fater September 2016
Wood Memorial High School has canceled its football homecoming game, the only varsity game it was scheduled to play this year after a bullying investigation led the program to forfeit the rest of its regular season.