Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Pelini Farewell Meeting Costs HS Staffer Room Rental Fee
by Andrew Brandt December 2014
When Nebraska's athletic department let head football coach Bo Pelini go on Sunday, his players were — to say the least — upset.
Winston Conduct Hearing Concludes, Ruling Weeks Away
by Rachel Axon, @RachelAxon, USA TODAY Sports December 2014
Nearly two years after a female Florida State student first reported she allegedly had been sexually assaulted by a man she later identified as Jameis Winston, FSU concluded its proceedings Wednesday into whether the quarterback violated the student conduct code in December 2012.
Vote on Transgender High School Athletes Set for Today
by DAVID LA VAQUE; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) December 2014
A vote on the state's first guidelines for transgender students taking part in high school sports will be preceded by two days of sessions aimed at considering passionate input from differing groups trying to sway the Minnesota State High School League.
Complaint: School Employs Chaplain on Football Staff
by Eric Lyttle, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH December 2014
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has issued its fourth complaint in two months against the Licking Valley school district. The complaint, as with the other three, says the district is violating federal law by organizing, sponsoring or leading prayers at school functions.
Big 12 to Add Aid Increases, Longer Scholarships
by Dave Hickman, Staff writer December 2014
The Big 12 Conference took the first official steps Monday toward providing its student-athletes with far more financial benefits than they've ever known before.
UT Rape Case Shows It's a Different Sports World Today
by John Adams December 2014
Two weeks have passed since two Tennessee football players were suspended for their involvement in an alleged rape. Players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams have been in football limbo ever since.
Winston Hearing Raises Legal Questions for Universities
by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports December 2014
Nearly two years after Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was accused of sexually assaulting a woman, a hearing scheduled to begin today to determine whether the star athlete violated the school's code of conduct also represents the most high-profile challenge to how universities handle such cases.
FBS Newbie Georgia Southern Appeals Bowl Ineligibility
by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports December 2014
Despite going undefeated in the Sun Belt Conference and winning the outright league championship, Georgia Southern's season is over unless the school can persuade the NCAA to waive a rule prohibiting first-year Football Bowl Subdivision teams from playing in bowl games.
Former Girls' Track Coach Triggers Title IX Investigation
by MICHAEL KATZ, STAFF WRITER December 2014
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether a Huntington Beach high school discriminated against female athletes, federal education officials say.
Six HS Football Players Arrested in Alleged Gang Rape
by Michael Gaio November 2014
In a recent string of ugly incidents in high school sports, Wednesday's news of an alleged gang rape by a group of Florida high school football players is perhaps the most disturbing.