Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Athletic Departments and First Amendment Rights of Student Journalists
by Paul Steinbach October 2011
Aaron Smith was looking forward to joining a dozen or so members of the mainstream media at a scheduled gathering of University of Kentucky men's basketball players, each of whom would be available for eight-minute one-on-one interviews.
Administrators to High School Cheerleaders: Cover Up
by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor September 2011
Cheerleaders in high schools from coast to coast are in danger of losing the privilege of wearing their uniforms to school on game days, as administrators crack down on dress-code violations.
Blog: 'Lunkheads' Judged in 'Judgement Free Zone'
by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein September 2011
It was great watching "The Daily Show" skewer Planet Fitness - home of the Judgement Free Zone® - for discriminating against "lunkheads," deadlifters serious enough to make noise while they work out.
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.