Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Even in Replay Era, MLB Umps Subject of Player Scorn
by Paul White, @PBJWhite, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
These first playoffs of the replay era are supposed be a new world for major league umpires. Yet even before the division series round has been completed, the disdain is starting to sound awfully familiar.
Opinion: USA Swimming's Ban of Phelps Sends Message
by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
USA Swimming punished Michael Phelps in a way no court could.
NFL Begins Testing Players for Human Growth Hormone
by Gary Mihoces, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
For the first time, the NFL began random testing Monday for human growth hormone. This isn't the last battle against performance-enhancing drugs, but it is the latest.
Big 12 Fines Iowa State AD $25K for Criticizing Officials
by From wire reports October 2014
"Mr. Pollard's public statements called into question the integrity and competence of game officials and the conference's officiating program," Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement
Proposed HS Transgender Policy Ignites Controversy
by Michael Gaio September 2014
A proposed policy change in Minnesota high school athletics regarding transgender student-athletes has fired up a heated debate across the state.
Military, Municipal Rec Programs Leverage Resources
by Emily Attwood September 2014
Residents in Fairborn, Ohio, have had few outlets for cooling off during the hot summer months since their local public pool was closed in 2009 and subsequently demolished. Construction of a new pool was not in the budget, but that didn't stop the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division from looking for other solutions. This past summer, through a partnership with the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, residents were overjoyed to have access to the base's Prairie Pool for the summer.
High School Coach Fired After Pop Gun Hazing Incident
by Michael Gaio August 2014
What was supposed to be a night of fun and team-building has instead cost a Minnesota high school dance coach her job and divided supporters of the team in the process. The Cannon Falls school board voted Monday not to renew the contract of Madi Salisbury, the head coach of the Bomber Dance Team, due to a July 25 incident at the school's auditorium.
KHSAA Recommends Softball Players Wear Facemasks
by Rexford Sheild, Athletic Business Intern July 2014
As safety has become a bigger priority at every level of sports, the state of Kentucky is considering taking things even further for its high school softball players. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) voted to recommend that softball players playing first base, third base and pitcher wear protective face gear during games.
Boy’s Drowning Sparks Call for Age Restriction Changes
by Emily Attwood June 2014
How young is too young to be swimming alone at a public pool? That is the question being asked in Cincinnati following the drowning of a 10-year-old boy last week. The boy was unresponsive when lifeguards pulled him from the pool at Bush Recreation Center and began emergency response procedures. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died over the weekend.
USC to Offer Four-Year Scholarships in Revenue Sports
by Michael Gaio June 2014
The University of Southern California is joining a short list of Division I schools offering student-athletes an added sense of security with its scholarship offers.