Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Confederate Flag Cited in Redskins Trademark Appeal
by Erik Brady, USA TODAY Sports June 2015
The Confederate flag, which is much in the news in other contexts this week, took center stage at a federal court hearing Tuesday in a long-running dispute over the Washington NFL club's team name.
NCAA Waiting on Flag Decision Before Lifting S.C. Ban
by David Caraviello, Post & Courier June 2015
Just like everyone else, the NCAA is watching and waiting to see if the Confederate flag comes down. Until that happens, the organization's policy banning predetermined championship events in the Palmetto State remains intact, a spokesperson said Tuesday.
Vitale: Shorter Shot Clock Could Mean Fewer Upsets
by Jason Smith, The Commercial Appeal June 2015
Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is all for speeding up the men ’s game. So is the NCAA, which approved several rules changes this month to men’s basketball for the 2015-16 season — most notably a 30-second shot clock and fewer timeouts — aimed at creating a faster-paced game.
City Fixes Parking Typo That May Have Stalled Stadium
by Tony Doris Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2015
A zoning provision from the early 1990s would have required developers to provide one parking space per seat for a sports facility, far more than the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros planned for the $135 million stadium and complex they hope to open in January 2017.
ESPN Uncovers Records That Show Rose Bet as Player
by Frank Fitzpatrick, The Philadelphia Inquirer June 2015
All of Pete Rose’s impressive entries in baseball’s record books — the National League hits mark he set as a Phillie, the major-league standard that came during his second stint with the Reds — may ultimately mean nothing now that the contents of another record book have been made public.
FSU Has Been on Both Sides of Grad Transfer Debate
by Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post June 2015
Florida State has been on both sides of the graduate transfer rule, losing quarterbacks Clint Trickett to West Virginia and Jacob Coker to Alabama before Everett Golson decided to join the Seminoles last month.
Residents Shocked to Learn 'Park' is Private Property
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) June 2015
For 21 years, Joanne and John K'Miller have enjoyed walking their dog to their neighborhood park in Briargate and strolling around its pretty pond.
Vote on Football Early Signing Period Tabled
by Dayton Daily News June 2015
A decision to create an early signing period for college football has been put on hold until the entire recruiting process gets a comprehensive review.
What Does Cardinals Hack Mean for Other MLB Organizations?
by Gordon Wittenmyer, Chicago Sun-Times June 2015
The ramifications for the Cardinals are almost as hard to predict as the likelihood of wider cyber-transgressions in the multi-billion-dollar industry of professional sports with rapidly growing technical departments far removed from the field - in front offices looking for finer and finer analytical edges.
Senator Applauds Changes to Sex Assault Policies, Wants More
by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports June 2015
Last July, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., questioned colleges' handling of sexual assault during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on college sports. That day, her office released results of a survey of 400-plus colleges and universities.