Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Bill Would Let Voters Have Say in High-Debt Projects
by Joey Garrison The Tennessean February 2015
Tennesseans would have the final say the next time their mayor wants to build an arena, football stadium or convention center if a newly filed state bill clears the Tennessee General Assembly.
Opinion: Prep Teams' Fate Deserved for Trying to Lose
by David Climer, USA TODAY Sports February 2015
What transpired at the Riverdale-Smyrna girls high school basketball game Saturday is an utter embarrassment.
Girls' Basketball Suspensions Follow Illegal Workout
by Marc Pendleton February 2015
At least seven area girls varsity high school basketball players have been hit with two-game suspensions for violating an Ohio High School Athletic Association rule after participating in a non-sanctioned practice on Friday.
Girls' Basketball Teams Sanctioned for Tanking
by Daily News Journal February 2015
The TSSAA removed Riverdale and Smyrna from the high school girls basketball postseason on Monday following a report from a high school referee in charge of their District 7-AAA consolation game held Saturday where he said that both schools “played to lose the game.”
Opinion: Ineligible Freshmen? Don't See it Happening
by Dave Hickman February 2015
It's hard to find anyone these days with a truly sensible reason for why college football and basketball should consider returning to the days of freshman ineligibility.
Manslaughter Plea Entered in Soccer Ref's Death
by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern February 2015
A recreational soccer player in Michigan who was charged with punching a referee and killing him during a game has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors. Bassel Saad will serve eight to 15 years in prison as part of the deal and will plead either guilty or no contest to involuntary manslaughter, according to his lawyer, Cyril Hall.
Va. Bill Limiting Use of Fees for Sports Clears Hurdle
by The Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, VA.) February 2015
A bill that would limit the amount of student fees the state's 15 public colleges could spend on college athletics was approved by the Senate Finance Committee 12-0 Wednesday.
Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Booster Clubs
by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) February 2015
A former Maine woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling from two youth sports organizations and to stealing state welfare benefits.
Report: Patriots Staffer Tried to Submit Unapproved Ball
by The Boston Herald February 2015
ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' reported last night that a Patriots locker room attendant tried to introduce an unapproved special teams football into last month's AFC Championship Game.
Virginia OKs Home-Schoolers for Public Varsity Teams
by THE WASHINGTON TIMES February 2015
After getting sacked for years by the Virginia legislature, the state Senate on Tuesday passed a version of the so-called "Tebow bill" to allow home-schooled children to participate in public school interscholastic sports, likely putting the issue before Gov. Terry McAuliffe.