• Penn State Trustees Won't Challenge NCAA Sanctions

    by By Joseph N. DiStefano; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014

    Trustees voted, 19-8, in favor of a litigation settlement proposal that would bind the state-backed university to "remain committed to full compliance with the Consent Decree" signed with the NCAA in 2012.

  • Is Prep Baseball Next for Girl Little League Hero?

    by Tyler Tynes; Daily News Staff Writer August 2014

    SHE STRUTS to the plate nodding to "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyonce. Her long, black braids swing uncontrollably when she whips heat from 46 feet away. But for as long as anyone in the Philadelphia region has cared, Mo'Ne Davis has never been the average female baseball player. Taney Little League's ace was unknown outside the city until Sunday, when she threw a shutout against a team from Newark, Del., and sent her team to the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

  • AD: Transfers Denied Eligibility for Issues Out of Control

    by RONNIE BLAIR; Tribune staff August 2014

    The Pasco County School Board is taking another look at its athletic transfer policy, just one year after the policy was put into place in an effort to prevent students and coaches from circumventing recruiting rules. Board Vice Chairman Steve Luikart asked for a workshop to discuss the rules next week after a mother and father complained Tuesday that their sons aren't being allowed to play sports after transferring to Ridgewood High School from Fivay High. The policy is definitely not clear enough as it should be, Luikart said.

  • ACA Corporate Wellness Rules Spark Participation Debate

    by Jayne O'Donnell, USA TODAY August 2014

    As companies rapidly embrace employee wellness programs, some employers say regulators are stymieing their efforts to help workers improve their health.

  • Appeals Court Mulls Student-Transfer Eligibility Ruling

    by NICK WILLIAMS; Tribune staff August 2014

    Enforcement of the Hillsborough County School District's participation policy for student transfers is in limbo pending the outcome of an appeals court decision.

  • Ohio Prep Football Teams Gear Up for Running Clock

    by Marc Pendleton August 2014

    A new rule should prevent teams such as Belmont (0-9 last season) from absorbing lopsided football losses. That's because for the first time a second-half running clock will be used in Ohio high school football if the spread reaches 30 points. Six of Belmont's games were decided by 48 or more points last season. Much of those margins were determined by halftime.

  • Astros, Nationals Balk at Developer's Use of Team Logos

    by Eliot Kleinberg and Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post Staff Writers August 2014

    In a slick booklet, Palm Beach Sportsplex proposes to buy and develop the West Palm Beach-owned property being considered for a major league baseball spring training complex. The title page bears several logos, including those of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. And that's the trouble. Representatives of the two baseball teams, who are jointly in talks with the city about operating at the 160-acre site near Military Trail and 45th Street, have told Palm Beach Sportsplex that use of the logos does more than just violate copyright laws -- it also falsely suggests the group is in partnership with the two teams.

  • League's P.A. Request Puts Park Noise Rules to Review

    by Steve Zalusky August 2014

    The village's planning and zoning commission will be considering a request by the Bills Youth Football and Cheerleading Association for use of the public address system at Emmerich Park on Sunday mornings.

  • Autonomy Vote Just Start of Long NCAA Reform Road

    by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports August 2014

    A reform process that has been long, tedious and sometimes contentious will conclude today when the NCAA Division I board of directors is expected to approve a new governance structure that will give the five wealthiest conferences a significant measure of autonomy in their ability to make rules.

  • Mayor Wants to End Tax on Tickets to Sporting Events

    by Gerald Witt, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) August 2014

    Knox County may be asked give up a tax that brings more than $200,000 a year to its coffers.