• Competitive Boxing Mulls Hijab-Inclusive Uniform Policy

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    This weekend, 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar will box in her first competitive match in Minnesota. After three-and-a-half years of focused training, Zafar was granted a religious exemption last week by national governing body USA Boxing to compete wearing a hijab.

  • Youth Soccer Players Record Attack on Teammate

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    An elite youth soccer team has been temporarily suspended after video surfaced of the 14- and 15-year-olds attacking a teammate in a hotel room.

  • Oklahoma Law Will Hold Boosters Accountable

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Last Thursday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law Senate Bill 425, which allows a provision for universities to bring suit against boosters whose actions result in penalties for the school. The law goes into effect November 1.

  • Sankey: Recruiting Rules 'Unhealthy' for College Football

    by Rhiannon Potkey April 2017

    The SEC commissioner provided his thoughts on the sweeping recruiting package the NCAA's Division I council recently approved when he spoke at Monday's Associated Press Sports Editor's Southeast Region meeting.

  • Rule Changes Aim to Improve Safety in Cheerleading

    by The New York Post April 2017

    As the number of cheerleader emergency room visits exploded past an average of 100 per day, national regulators last month adopted "extensive" rule changes aimed at minimizing the risk of injury.

  • SEC Commish Sankey Won't Recuse Self from UNC Probe

    by Andrew Carter April 2017

    Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey has refused a request that he recuse himself from the ongoing NCAA investigation into UNC-Chapel Hill. Sankey is also the chairman of the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

  • Georgia Football Signee Booted Following Arrest

    by David Paschall April 2017

    D'Antne Demery, a 6-foot-7, 310-pound Georgia signee who was rated among the top 20 offensive tackles nationally in the 2017 signing class, was arrested Saturday night by Athens-Clarke County police and charged with misdemeanor simple battery and criminal trespass after allegedly shoving and hitting the mother of his one-month-old child.

  • HS Coaches Say NCAA Rule Hinders Careers

    by Jim Halley April 2017

    New legislation prohibits FBS schools from hiring for non-field coaching jobs people who are close to a prospective student-athlete for a two-year period before and after the student's anticipated and actual enrollment at the school.

  • New Rule Eases Pressure on College Stars Declaring for NBA

    by Marcus Fuller April 2017

    College basketball teams and fan bases across the country are waiting for answers about the future of top players and their entry — or not — into the NBA draft. Over the past week, Big Ten teams had 12 players declare early, but only Indiana's OG Anunoby and Maryland's Melo Trimble hired agents, which voids their amateur status.

  • NCAA Ban on HS Coaches at Football Camps Draws Ire

    by David Cobb April 2017

    A new NCAA rule that bans high school coaches from working at football camps hosted by Division I college programs was part of a wide-ranging package of alterations to the recruiting process approved by the NCAA Division I Council on Friday in Indianapolis.