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  • California Lags in Regulating Athletic Trainers

    by Michael Popke August 2011

    In May 2009, Tommy Mallon was playing in his final high school lacrosse game for Santa Fe Christian in Solana Beach, Calif., when he collided with an opposing player as both were scrambling for a bouncing ball.

  • Is North Carolina's New Concussion Law Best in the Country?

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor June 2011

    The Gfeller-Waller Concussion Act - named after two football players who died after suffering concussions in 2009 - was signed into law by North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue late last week. Every member of the state's House and Senate endorsed the law, which head-injuries expert Kevin Guskiewicz calls the best in the country.

  • Transgender Student-Athlete Leaves GW Basketball Program

    by Paul Steinbach May 2011

    As the issue of how transgender student-athletes fit into the organized sports landscape continues to evolve at both the college and high school levels, the collegiate ranks lost one such athlete this week.

  • Track Coach Fired After Boys Run Shirtless

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor May 2011

    A celebrated boys' track coach in Westwood, Mass., was fired and ordered off school property last week for letting his runners train without wearing shirts. Tom Davis led Westwood High's 4x800-meter relay team to the New Balance Indoor Nationals less than two months ago and had his outdoor team off to a 5-0 start this season when he started hearing about complaints regarding boys going shirtless.

  • High School Senior Ruled One Day Too Old to Play Basketball

    by John T. Wolohan March 2011

    The primary goal of every state high school athletic association is to develop rules and regulations that ensure fair and safe play.

  • Anti-Discrimination Laws Trump Town's Gender-Based Tournaments

    by John T. Wolohan September 2010

    Anti-discrimination laws trump a town's longstanding policy of holding gender-based tournaments.

  • SEC to MSU: Less Cowbell

    by Paul Steinbach August 2010

    The Southeastern Conference has announced a fine structure for the inappropriate use of what it calls "traditional institutional noise makers" at SEC sporting events.

  • Stakeholders Meet to Address Agent Issue

    by Paul Steinbach August 2010

    Representatives from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Football League, NFL Players Association, American Football Coaches Association and sports agent community met Monday to discuss their shared responsibility in addressing improper agent activity within the sport of football - described by the NCAA as "an age-old problem that not just one group or organization can solve on its own." The unprecedented meeting is expected to be the first of several discussions with the goal of identifying points of collaboration and potential solutions.

  • Big Foot May Cost Prep Football Player His Season

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    Connor Duffy, a junior tackle for Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich Township, N.J., stands 6-feet, 8-inches tall, weighs 300 pounds and wears a size 22 shoe. That's the problem: Duffy, his parents and coach Tony Barchuk can't seem to find cleats that fit.

  • Quinnipiac Will Keep Women's Volleyball, Cheer

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    Following a court order to bring its athletics programs into compliance with federal gender-equity requirements, Quinnipiac University plans to keep its women's volleyball team and its competitive cheer squad. Under a plan filed in federal court on Wednesday, the university also proposed adding women's golf and rugby teams to provide more athletic opportunities for female students.