Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
- Female Wrestler Grapples for Right to Participate
by Amy Donaldson April 2016
A few months ago, Kathleen Janis and her parents were told that she couldn't wrestle at Central Davis Junior High because girls are not allowed to wrestle in the district at the junior high level, even though they're allowed to do so at Davis County high schools.
- NCAA's Satellite Camp Ban May Be Revisited
by USA TODAY Sports April 2016
One of the highest ranking officials in the NCAA said Monday he expected the rule banning college football coaches from participating in satellite camps to be revisited. Speaking at a meeting of the Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, NCAA executive vice president for regulatory affairs Oliver Luck said the ban might not go through, according to multiple reports.
- Opinion: NCAA Should Allow Transfers if Coach Leaves
by Chris McGaughey April 2016
Hey NCAA, why don t you make Chris Beard sit out a year? Maybe even two. In yet another sign of how remarkably out of whack the whole state of college athletics is in this country, Beard left UNLV on Friday to take the head coaching job at Texas Tech less than two weeks after this mercenary bolted from Arkansas-Little Rock to assume the same job with the Runnin Rebels. Yet, just try being a college athlete who wants to play for another school, perhaps because the coach who recruited you who was probably the major reason you picked that particular school got a better offer elsewhere. Or, in Beard s case, two better offers just since the end of the recently completed men s basketball season.
- Investigation Finds Violations in HS Football Program
by Mike Baker April 2016
An independent investigation of the storied Bellevue High football program has found that its boosters paid for athletes to attend an alternative private school and that false addresses were used to help players gain eligibility, officials said Thursday.
- HS Transfers in Florida Eligible Immediately Under Law
by Adam Lichtenstein April 2016
Gov. Rick Scott signed House Bill 7029 into law on Thursday, allowing students to transfer freely between Florida schools and athletes to be immediately eligible after transferring. However, players could not play the same sport for a second school in the same season except under special circumstances such as a parent's death, divorce or military deployment.
- HS Girls' Swim Club Hires Stripper for Team Banquet
by Jason Scott April 2016
The synchronized swimming club at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, made waves last week when it hired a male stripper to perform at an off-campus facility during a team banquet.
- Tennis Season Suspended After Player Misconduct
by Laura A. Bischoff April 2016
Wright State University canceled its men's tennis spring season amid allegations that players had violated the student code of conduct, the university confirmed Wednesday.
- West Virginia Board Passes HS Offseason Rule Change
by Tom Bragg April 2016
The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission's Board of Control voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposed rule that would drastically change the way high school coaches can interact with players during the offseason.
- Opinion: Ban on Satellite Camps Hurts Student-Athletes
by Paul Myerberg April 2016
The NCAA's decision to ban satellite camps, effectively immediately, is seen largely as a victory for the Southeastern Conference, which has long railed against a practice it views as giving the rest of the Football Bowl Subdivision an unfair recruiting advantage. It didn't help, of course, that the SEC and the Atlantic Coast Conference had rules prohibiting coaches from participating as guest coaches at satellite-camp opportunities -- essentially giving the rest of the FBS free rein to hold camps in the Southeast.
- Tyndall Hit with 10-Year Show Cause, Ex-Coach May Sue
by Grant Ramey April 2016
Donnie Tyndall plans to appeal the NCAA’s 10-year show cause ordered against him Friday. If that doesn’t work, he’s prepared to take legal action. The ruling announced Friday was “intended to drive him out of the coaching profession permanently,” according to the former Tennessee basketball coach’s legal representation, lawyer Don Jackson of The Sports Group, based in Montgomery, Ala. In an emailed statement to the News Sentinel late Friday night, Jackson said the planned appeal of the Committee on Infractions’ decision will “aggressively defend” Tyndall against “groundless allegations” made by the NCAA.