Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Utah's Compliance System Considered Unique by AD Hill
by Dirk Facer, Deseret News June 2014
By Dirk Facer Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY - When it comes to NCAA compliance, the University of Utah has a plan in place. Actually, it's more of a system - and one that Athletics Director Chris Hill considers unique. It's set up for outside checks and balances by the school's legal department. Utah compliance has a dotted line to Robert Payne of the office of general counsel, who reports quarterly to university president David W. Pershing. Both Hill and Payne receive compliance notifications. "So when I speak to the coaches, how many times do you think I want Robert Payne to talk to the president and then have the president call me?" Hill said. "Zero."
Coaches Fear 7-on-7 Football Could Lead to Recruiting
by Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2014
When his players wanted to join spring's version of 7-on-7 football in past years, Palm Beach Central assistant coach Dennis Abbate took them to Plantation. The South Florida Blur was the primary independent 7-on-7 team based in Palm Beach County, but because it accepted stars from Miami-Dade and Broward counties, there weren't many roster spots left for local players. So they had to travel to Broward -- or even farther. "Every Sunday, we would have to drive them down to Plantation and it was a pain in the neck," Abbate said. The Blur now is gone, replaced by a team Abbate created. The BallerNation Football Club is made up exclusively of Palm Beach County players.
UT Files New Motion to Keep Lawsuit Docs Out of Media
by Dan Fleser email@example.com June 2014
The University of Tennessee filed another protective order Friday in district court, seeking to prohibit “extrajudicial use or disclosure” of documents and information developed in discovery pertaining to Debby Jennings’ lawsuit against the university and athletic director Dave Hart.
Boy’s Drowning Sparks Call for Age Restriction Changes
by Emily Attwood June 2014
How young is too young to be swimming alone at a public pool? That is the question being asked in Cincinnati following the drowning of a 10-year-old boy last week. The boy was unresponsive when lifeguards pulled him from the pool at Bush Recreation Center and began emergency response procedures. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died over the weekend.
Cooperation in UNC Probe May Spare Prof Fraud Charges
by KEITH UPCHURCH June 2014
HILLSBOROUGH - District Attorney Jim Woodall said Tuesday he's considering dropping a fraud charge against Julius Nyang'oro, the embattled former head of the UNC Department of African and Afro-American Studies.
WIAA, Football Coaches Ponder Less Practice Hitting
by MARK STEWART, firstname.lastname@example.org June 2014
Prep Football The WIAA and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association are closing in on enacting a plan that would limit player-on-player contact during practice, and the rules could be in place in time for the start of the upcoming season.
Inside the Tricky Business of NCAA Secondary Violations
by Jacob Thorpe June 2014
'Secondary' violations cast large shadow within NCAA Self reporting NCAA violations very tricky Story by Jacob Thorpe, Illustration by Molly Quinn The Spokesman-Review If only the East Germans had known Kelli Kamura's doping methods, they could have built the Berlin Wall with Olympic medals. The Washington State women's golf coach's transformation into a peddler of performance enhancers happened last February during a competition, when she, undoubtedly spurred by society's enormous pressure to win, gave her athletes an Ensure supplement. Sure, Ensure is on the WSU list of approved supplements and foods, along with championship staples like Hershey's chocolate milk, Fig Newtons and Rice Krispy Treats.
Fate of 24 Parks Facing Referendum, Protests Ensue
by Kirsten Crow email@example.com 361-886-4316 June 2014
Two dozen city parks could be placed on the November ballot for decommissioning, prompting protests from some neighbors who asked the City Council to reconsider in a public hearing Tuesday.
Fitness Enthusiasts Disappointed as 'Yoga Tax' Approved
by Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES June 2014
D.C. lawmakers gave final approval on Tuesday to the city's $10.6 billion spending plan, which includes a package of broad cuts to income and business taxes but expands sales taxes to some new services such as health clubs.
USC to Offer Four-Year Scholarships in Revenue Sports
by Michael Gaio June 2014
The University of Southern California is joining a short list of Division I schools offering student-athletes an added sense of security with its scholarship offers.