Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
- Yoga Fans Push Back Against Proposed State Regulation
by Betsy Z. Russell February 2017
The Yoga Alliance has hired lobbyists in both Idaho and Washington to advance legislation exempting yoga instruction from the type of state registration requirements applied to proprietary schools.
- A-10 Absolves Court-Storming St. Bonaventure Students
by Buffalo News February 2017
The Atlantic 10 Conference said the students were not responsible for the administrative technical foul called at the end of regulation in Saturday's St. Bonaventure game against Virginia Commonwealth. The conference clarified the decision that cost the Bonnies the game.
- Women's Team Uses Wrong-Sized Ball, Forfeits Games
by Dan Spears February 2017
Adell Harris players knew. Her own coaches on the UNCW women's basketball staff felt the same way. She couldn't worry about it. At least not then. But after her team's 39-point loss at College of Charleston on Sunday, Jan. 8, "probably the worst game we've had all year" the Colonial Athletic Association eventually agreed with everyone around her.
- NCAA Upholds Show-Cause Penalty Against Tyndall
by Dan Wolken February 2017
The NCAA infractions appeals committee upheld all penalties against former Tennessee and Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, including a 10-year show-cause, one of the most severe penalties in NCAA history, according a person with knowledge of the decision.
- 'Tebow Bill' Revival Prompts Home-Schoolers Debate
by Lana Sweeten-Shults February 2017
After fizzling out twice in House committees in 2013 and 2015, what has been popularly called the "Tebow Bill" has been revived. Rep. James Frank (R-Wichita Falls) is one of two legislators who have filed the bill. The other is Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano), who filed companion bill SB 640 to the house version, HB 1323.
- Could Shrinking Youth Football Help to Grow the Sport?
by Nancy Armour February 2017
At long last, some common sense when it comes to football. USA Football is running a pilot program this year that will, among other things, shrink the size of the playing field, reduce the number of players on the field, ensure that similar-sized players are matching up against each other and eliminate kickoffs and punts. As radical as this sounds, it's actually the most reasonable idea anyone in football has had in a while. And, frankly, it should have been implemented years ago.
- MLB's Cardinals Punished for Hacking Scandal
by Bob Nightengale January 2017
The St. Louis Cardinals' long-awaited punishment Monday for their computer hacking scandal can't possibly be judged by its monetary value or even the loss of valuable draft picks. Their $2million fine won't even buy you a utility infielder these days. And the Cardinals' forfeiture of their top two picks in the June draft were only the 56th and 75th picks, already having sacrificed their first-round pick with the signing of free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler. The two picks, more important, will cost them $1.853million in slot money they no longer can spend in the draft.
- CHSAA Votes to Change RPI Formula for Prep Sports
by Colorado Springs Gazette January 2017
Hoping to avoid a similar flub that landed deserving teams out of the high school football playoffs 2 [1/2] months ago, the Colorado High School Activities Association's legislative council voted in favor to recalibrate the RPI formula used for postseason qualification in football, baseball and boys' soccer. Athletic directors, coaches and CHSAA officials met at the Radisson Hotel in Aurora on Thursday and unanimously passed the change in football with 67 votes, as well as the other two sports. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette
- NFL: Miami Failed to Follow Protocol After Moore Hit
by Jason Lieser and Joe Schad January 2017
Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore did not suffer a concussion in the team's playoff game against Pittsburgh, but the NFL and NFL Players Association determined that the team did not fully follow the league's concussion protocol before sending him back into the game two plays later.
- Drury Coach Steps Down to Head Anti-Hazing Task Force
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
Brian Reynolds, head swimming and diving coach for Drury University in Springfield, Mo., has announced his intention to step down as coach in order to devote his time to an anti-hazing task force he plans to create with the help of dean of students Tijuana Julian and athletic director Mark Fisher.