Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
- Gun Rights Group Seeks Rec Center Rules Clarification
by Lacie Pierson August 2017
A West Virginia gun rights organization wants a circuit judge to rule on exactly how guns can be safely stored in municipal recreation facilities inside the Charleston city limits.
- College Football Playoff System Drives Change
by Dan Wolken August 2017
Unintentionally, perhaps, one of the most revealing moments about the power of college football's four-team playoff system occurred Jan. 6, 2015, six days before Ohio State would go on to defeat Oregon for the first title of the Playoff era.
- Indiana U. Error Results in Student-Athlete Ineligibility
by Courtney Cameron August 2017
Indiana University true freshman Bryant Fitzgerald has been ruled a final non-qualifier, making him ineligible for the upcoming football season and unable to practice with the team, according to the INDYSTAR.
- OSAA Recruits Student-Officials to Call Games
by Courtney Cameron August 2017
The dwindling number of qualified officials for student sports has been a topic of concern for decades. The combination of relatively low pay and a notoriety for taking abuse makes the job less than appealing for many, which in turn puts added strain on athletic programming.
- HS Association Blackballs Non-Member School
by Tom Kreager August 2017
No TSSAA-member school will be permitted to play Knoxville Christian in any sport beginning this school year. The TSSAA's Board of Control passed the measure unanimously after TSSAA staff told the board that the school admitted to recruiting athletes.
- Colleges React to New NCAA Sexual Violence Rules
by Knoxville News-Sentinel August 2017
A new rule, adopted by the NCAA Board of Governors last week, requires campus leaders to report annually that their coaches, athletes and athletics administrators were educated in sexual violence prevention. It also mandates campus officials declare that athletics departments are knowledgeable and compliant with institutional policies and processes regarding sexual violence prevention and that school policies are readily available in the athletics department and are distributed to student athletes. The requirements, announced by the NCAA in a news release last week, reinforce the work some Tennessee colleges and universities already have in place, though one Division III school said this week it's still awaiting more information to see if it might need to make changes.
- Seven Florida Players Suspended for Opener
by Dayton Daily News August 2017
The Florida Gators suspended receiver Antonio Callaway and six others for the season opener against Michigan for misusing school-issued funds.
- Louisville Appeals 'Draconian' NCAA Penalties
by The Roanoke Times August 2017
Louisville said the NCAA "abused" its authority when it disciplined the school for a sex scandal that could result in the loss of its 2013 national basketball championship.
- Power 5 Leagues Seek to Speed Pace of Football Play
by Garry Smits August 2017
College football games are long and getting longer, becoming an experience that is outlasing any other professional or top-level college team sports experience.
- Goodell Wants NFL Preseason Shortened
by Bob Glauber August 2017
NFL fans who think there are too many preseason games have an unlikely ally: Roger Goodell.