Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
NCAA Recommends Limited Football Practice Contact
by Schuyler Dixon, The Associated Press July 2014
The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.
Campus Fitness Director Fired Over Theft Charges
by Joseph A. Slobodzian; Inquirer Staff Writer July 2014
The director of the University of Pennsylvania's campus fitness center was fired after being charged with stealing cash and items from the lost-and-found area.
UGA Asks NCAA to Reduce Charges Against Swim Coach
by Chip Towers; Staff July 2014
The University of Georgia admits rules were broken by its legendary swimming and diving coach Jack Bauerle, but does not believe the misdeeds rise to a "Level I" violation.
Beer-Photo Softball Coach Wants Due Process, Job Back
by Mark Cooper, Staff Writer July 2014
Jay Creps wants his job back. Creps was fired as Chatsworth's softball coach in early June after a parent turned in a photo of him drinking beer at a team gathering that occurred within the past couple of years. Creps, who coached Chatsworth the past five seasons, retained an attorney to fight for due process.
Source: MLB Gave A-Rod Testosterone OK in 2007
by Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Sports July 2014
Suspended New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez received permission from baseball officials to use testosterone during his 2007 MVP season, a person with knowledge of the exemption told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.
One Year After VHSL Realignment, More Change Expected
by Jami Frankenberry July 2014
The Virginia High School League's initial conference alignment plan for 2015-16 sends 10 South Hampton Roads high schools to new conferences or classifications. The plan, using enrollment figures from March 31 of this year, reunites some old rivals: Kellam joins six other former Beach District members in Group 6A as part of the Coastal Conference (Conference 1).
Audit of City Golf Courses Hints at Alleged Fraud, Waste
by Dan McKay, Journal Staff Writer July 2014
Internal auditors examining Albuquerque's municipal golf courses found poor management and a "fundamental breakdown in common business practices" that have cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a recent report. In one case, auditors said, a 2008 arrangement resulted in the city's forgoing $1.5 million in revenue in exchange for a point-of-sale checkout system that would have cost $60,000. Meanwhile, the city's inspector general is investigating "potential fraud allegations" and will issue a separate report addressing allegations of fraud, waste and abuse. Maintenance of grounds and facilities at Albuquerque's four municipal golf courses is the city's responsibility, but independent contractors manage the business operations and concessions for a share of the revenue from liquor, food, merchandise, equipment sales and the like. All greens fees must go to the city.
Rutgers Officially Joins Big Ten, Starts Playing Catch-Up
by Joe Juliano; Inquirer Staff Writer July 2014
With Rutgers celebrating its official entry Tuesday into the Big Ten Conference, coach Kyle Flood saw nothing wrong with his players looking at the big picture, which includes eight new league opponents.
SEC Coaches Favor NBA Minimum-Age Increase
by David Paschall July 2014
If NBA commissioner Adam Silver attains his goal of raising the NBA draft minimum from 19 to 20 years and from one to two years out of high school, he would be greatly endearing himself to Southeastern Conference coaches.
AD: Rule 'A Death Sentence' for Freshmen Who 'Bomb'
by Bonnie Washuk, Staff Writer July 2014
LEWISTON - Saying the athletic eligibility policy doesn't allow students to recover from "bombing" their freshman year, Lewiston High School Athletic Director Jason Fuller is asking for change. The School Committee heard the request for sophomores, juniors and seniors Monday night, but took no action. The policy says athletes are eligible to play if they're on track to graduate, achieving the necessary 24 credits.