Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Opinion: Different Rules for Students, Student-Athletes
by Scott Adamson, Anderson Independent-Mail October 2014
For as long as I can remember the NCAA has tried to convince folks that “student-athletes” are just like any other student. It even went so far as to outlaw athletic dorms back in 1996. But with college sports’ primary governing body calling the shots, student-athletes can’t be like any other student.
Ohio State Issues Revised Rules for Band Road Trips
by Julie Carr Smyth, Dayton Daily News October 2014
Ohio State University told federal education officials Wednesday that the school has begun designating specific rooms for changing in and out of marching band uniforms during road trips and has made other policy changes since discovering a "sexualized culture" within the band and firing its director.
UNC Profs Voice Expectations for Academic Fraud Report
by Laura Oleniacz, email@example.com October 2014
UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members are in a "holding pattern" while waiting on the results of an independent investigation into academic irregularities in one department, one professor said this week.
Scripture to Be Removed from HS Stadium Monument
by Jessica Chasmar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES October 2014
A controversial monument at the entrance of a Georgia high school football stadium will be altered to remove its biblical scripture after atheists complained it was offensive.
Use of Ninth-Semester Student Leads to Football Forfeits
by TOM CHARD Staff Writer October 2014
Traip Academy must forfeit its three football victories this fall after discovering that a transfer student on the team is in his ninth semester of high school.
Columnist: State of Denial at Florida State University
by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.
Sign of the Times: Coaches Warn Players about Profiteers
by Daniel Uthman, @TheFootballFour, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
In the last week, two investigations have been launched to find out how more than 1,000 sequentially numbered items signed by two players ended up in the hands of one memorabilia dealer.
High School Coach Accused of Striking Player to Retire
by Lori Kurtzman and Steve Blackledge, The Columbus Dispatch October 2014
Nearly a month after he was suspended after allegedly striking a player, longtime Westerville South football coach Rocky Pentello has announced his retirement.
Sayreville Officials Defend Move to Nix Football Season
by Michael Boren; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
Sayreville's mayor and Borough Council members Tuesday night defended a decision by the school district superintendent to abolish the high school football season because of a hazing scandal that has caught nationwide attention.
Coach's Discovery of Loaded Gun Led to Player Dismissal
by David Jablonski, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) October 2014
Wright State men's basketball coach Billy Donlon found a loaded gun in senior forward Tavares Sledge's car Sept. 18, according to a Wright State Police Department report.