Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Poll: Only 25 of 128 FBS Coaches Favor Slow-Down Rule
by Staff and wire services February 2014
The proposal, if passed, would prohibit teams from snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds had expired from the 40-second play clock, which would allow defenses time to substitute.
Coming to a Scoreboard Near You: Ads for Healthy Foods
by MARY CLARE JALONICK, STAR TRIBUNE February 2014
Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.
ADs Become PIs When Sorting Out HS Athlete Eligibility
by MIKE KASZUBA; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE February 2014
For high school athletic directors in Minnesota, figuring out whether an athlete is eligible to play sports has never been more difficult. As cases involving athletes who move to a new school become more complex - and raise more questions - some athletic directors say they are often taking on the role of a private detective. They check divorce records and even utility bills to see whether students are indeed living where they claim to be. "You have to pry," said Mark Solberg, the activities director at Cambridge-Isanti High School. Two recent cases, including eligibility questions that forced Achiever Academy, an online hockey school in the Twin Cities, to drop out of the girls' hockey state tournament playoffs, have pushed the envelope on a complicated topic.
No Post-Season for Three Teams that Overscheduled
by Daily Herald report February 2014
The Illinois High School Association has announced that Bogan High School, Hyde Park and Uplift High Schools, all in Chicago, have violated IHSA rules that limit the number of regular-season boys basketball games and tournaments teams can play.
Handshake Lines, Flying Objects Mulled After Scuffle
by Geoff Grammer, Journal Staff Writer February 2014
The University of New Mexico and the Mountain West Conference on Monday were working to determine disciplinary action against one fan and still trying to identify another fan who threw objects at San Diego State players on Saturday night after the Lobos knocked off the then-No. 6 Aztecs in a sold-out Pit. And Lobos coach Craig Neal on Saturday night spoke out against the longtime tradition of having two teams shake hands after a game. There was some pushing during the handshake line following Saturday's game, and the two teams were quickly separated.
NFHS Adopts Football Targeting, Defenseless Player Rules
by Jim Leitner, sports editor February 2014
The National Federation of State High School Associations took more steps last week to make its most popular sport safer. In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders, the NFHS Football Rules Committee introduced rules that will define "targeting" and will be penalized as illegal personal contact. The group also defined a "defenseless" player. Beginning this fall, new Rule 2-43 will read as follows: "Targeting is an act of taking aim and initiating contact to an opponent above the shoulders with the helmet, forearm, hand, fist, elbow or shoulders."
Dolphins Sack O-Line Coach, Trainer in Wake of Report
by Super User February 2014
The firings Wednesday were the first punitive steps taken by the Dolphins since a report on the NFL's investigation into the scandal was released last week.
Transgender Students Allowed to Play, Homeschoolers Benched in Virginia
by Michael Gaio February 2014
It was a big news week for high school athletes in Virginia.
Columnist: Sports Investigations Latest Cottage Industry
by Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES February 2014
Mama, let your babies grow up to be independent sports investigators.
NBA's Age Rule Has Profoundly Affected College Game
by Nicole Auerbach and Jeffrey Martin February 2014
Michael Beasley wonders where his statistics might stack up if he had remained at Kansas State longer than his freshman year, when he averaged 26.2 points and 12.4 rebounds.