• UNC Consultants Can't Reproduce Athlete Illiteracy Data

    by Wes Platt April 2014

    Overall, the trio of academics hired by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill backed up assertions that Mary Willingham's data about student-athletes didn't support claims of widespread illiteracy.

  • NY Times: Winston Rape Investigation Seriously Flawed

    by Super User April 2014

    Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 2012, a freshman at Florida State University reported that she had been raped by a stranger somewhere off campus after a night of drinking at a popular Tallahassee bar called Potbelly's.

  • High School Fires Star Coach Who Recruited Star Players

    by Nick Swedberg And Tony Baranek April 2014

    The District 233 school board voted 4-3 to not renew the employment contract for Anthony Smith, who was suspended in February by the Illinois High School Association just before the state tournament was to start.

  • Opinion: Expanded Summer Practice Provides Flexibility

    by Dmedit April 2014

    The State Secondary Schools Activities Commission, the group that regulates middle school and high school athletics in West Virginia, voted last week to expand by three weeks the time in which high school teams can practice during the summer.

  • Legislation Would Open Up Athletic Resources for Universities

    by Mike Jensen; Inquirer Columnist April 2014

    The coaches at West Chester University are not looking to upgrade to Division I or to leave the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The real hope is that West Chester gains autonomy in making decisions regarding athletics, and maybe that could result in more resources.

  • Complaint Alleges Clemson Football 'Entangled with Religion'

    by Staff report April 2014

    The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a letter of complaint to Clemson University citing concerns that Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has promoted a culture in the program that violates constitutional stipulations of the separation of church and state.

  • Basketball Tourney Organizers Reverse Ban, Allow Girl to Play

    by Elaine D. Briseno Journal Staff Writer April 2014

    Organizers of the coming Southwest Salsa Slam basketball tournament have said they will allow fourth-grader Jaelyn Bates to play with her otherwise all-boys team after initially banning her from the court.

  • City's New Sign Policy Limits Advertising at Stadium

    by Chris Chapman; Cattaraugus correspondent April 2014

    According to the new signage policy, signs can only be hung during events. For groups whose events span multiple days, such as sports seasons, signs put up must come down after every contest.

  • Georgia HS Association Shelves Talk of Term Limits

    by Adam Krohn; For the AJC April 2014

    MACON --- The Georgia High School Association tabled discussions on constitutional amendments that would impose 10-year term limits on its 58 executive committee members and require that they be employed by a school or school system. The decision was made at the GHSA's executive committee meeting, held Monday at the Macon Marriott City Center. The issues of term limits and employment requirements stem from SB 343, a bill that stalled in a House committee in the recent state legislative session.

  • Steubenville Coach Punished for Silence in Rape Case

    by CHRIS TOGNERI April 2014

    A Steubenville High School wrestling coach will perform community service and attend training on the problem of sexual violence as part of a plea deal after he was indicted for failing to report child abuse or neglect.