Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
City Council Plans $500K in Upgrades to Tropicana Field
by CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL; Tribune staff August 2014
Almost half of the money would go to replace four obsolete and worn air-conditioning units that cool separate back-of-the-house areas not connected to the stadium's main cooling system.
MLB Players, Coaches Want Changes to Home-Plate Rule
by bnighten@, usatoday.com, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
Implemented this season to help avoid home-plate collisions and prevent concussions, Rule 7.13 probably has served its intended purpose.
Florida HS Bans Ministers, Bible Verses at Football Games
by Cheryl K. Chumley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES August 2014
An atheist group has successfully pressured a school district in Florida to quit allowing local ministers to provide pregame and post-game prayers for football players, threatening a suit over claimed constitutional infractions.
High School Coach Fired After Pop Gun Hazing Incident
by Michael Gaio August 2014
What was supposed to be a night of fun and team-building has instead cost a Minnesota high school dance coach her job and divided supporters of the team in the process. The Cannon Falls school board voted Monday not to renew the contract of Madi Salisbury, the head coach of the Bomber Dance Team, due to a July 25 incident at the school's auditorium.
Lacrosse Teams Go Co-Ed in Hopes of Growing Girls' Game
by Amber Campbell Voice correspondent August 2014
According to data collected by the National Federation of State High School Associations, lacrosse is the fastest growing sport at the high school level. Between 2007 and 2012, 750 schools added boys’ teams and 638 schools added girls’ teams in the United States.
Councilman: Building a Stadium Not Role of Government
by Monica Mendoza, By monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com - August 2014
Colorado Springs City Council member Joel Miller says voters should decide if local tax money is spent on a sports and event center. He will ask his colleagues to put a question on the April 2015 ballot asking voters if they will amend the city's charter to require voter approval for any city stadium and events center. He announced his intention Tuesday at the City Council meeting.
Would Earlier Signing Period Solve or Create Problems?
by Mark Znidar, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH August 2014
Dublin Scioto senior Nick Conner could recite the names of Ohio State football players while growing up like he could the letters of the alphabet. There is a poster of former All-America defensive lineman Mike Vrabel tacked on a wall in the "Buckeye Room" of his family's home. So Conner did not have to sleep on it when coach Urban Meyer offered him a scholarship for the 2015 class during a break at a summer camp on the afternoon of June 18.
PSU President: Post-Sandusky Changes Deserve Reward
by Angela Couloumbis August 2014
HARRISBURG - The new president of Pennsylvania State University said Monday that the school should be "rewarded" for establishing what he said was the best compliance and sports ethics program nationwide following the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, but stopped short of calling for a reduction of NCAA penalties.
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.