Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
SCHSL Tables Private School Issue, OKs 5-Class System
by J. Hartsell, Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) April 2015
The S.C. High School League decided Tuesday to divide its member schools into five classifications beginning in 2016-17, but punted on a proposal that would have forced private schools such as Bishop England to play up a class.
College Athletic Departments’ Role in Investigating Sexual Assaults
by Dennis Van Milligen April 2015
The case of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received as much media attention for the manner in which it was handled as it did for the star player involved. Erica Kinsman met Winston at a nightclub in December 2012, and after doing a shot with the then freshman quarterback that she believes was spiked, she found herself in a cab going back to his apartment where the alleged rape occurred.
SEC Pushes NCAA for Cost-of-Attendance Transparency
by Ben Frederickson, Knoxville News-Sentinel April 2015
Beginning in August, college athletes across the country can receive increased scholarship payments that cover the full cost of attendance, the result of a January vote in which the five power conferences freed themselves to pay for more than just tuition, fees, room, board and books.
South Carolina Prep League to Vote on Private Schools
by Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) April 2015
Some major changes in South Carolina high school athletics could be in store as the S.C. High School League's executive committee votes on controversial proposals Tuesday.
Angels, Ticket Staff Resolve Anthem Controversy
by MARCIA C. SMITH, STAFF WRITER April 2015
The Angels and their ticket takers have apparently resolved a dispute over whether they should continue working and allowing patrons through the turnstiles into Angel Stadium during the national anthem.
Man Continued to Coach Youth Softball Despite Arrest
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
Parents in a Georgia county are upset and concerned after they learned a local softball coach was able to coach a team even though the man had been arrested on child pornography charges.
Anthony Bartlett was arrested two years ago after investigators discovered child pornography on his laptop, but has been out on bail since then.
UMaine Investigating Football Players for Accepting Meals
by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) April 2015
Unidentified players are being investigated for alleged code violations "related to the acceptance of meals in a UMaine dining commons in the past month."
Debate Over 10 MPH Limit on Minneapolis Bike Paths
by STEVE BRANDT; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) April 2015
Minneapolis park officials Wednesday night rejected a proposal to remove 10 mile-per-hour speed limits on park bike paths after the plan ignited an online debate among drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Swimming Pipeline for Preps Severed with WKU Decision
by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel April 2015
Western Kentucky University’s suspension of its swimming and diving programs sent a shockwave through portions of the prep area on Tuesday.
WKU Suspends Swim, Diving Programs for Five Years
by Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) April 2015
Western Kentucky suspended its swimming and diving programs for five years on Tuesday after the school and Bowling Green police found violations of Title IX sexual misconduct and assault, harassment and the student conduct code.