Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Four Off HS Football Team as Girls' Locker Video Probed
by Glen Rosales, Journal North October 2014
Four students who were on the Escalante High School football team "are not on the team anymore" as the school investigates allegations that boys took secret cellphone video of a girl's volleyball team changing clothes in a locker room last week, according to the football coach.
Georgia AD: Bogus Info Rampant in Gurley Benefits Case
by Scott Adamson, Anderson Independent-Mail (South Carolina) October 2014
A day after the University of Georgia announced that junior tailback Todd Gurley had been suspended indefinitely, athletic director Greg McGarity released a statement on the matter. With most media outlets reporting that Gurley’s suspension centers around whether or not he received compensation for signing memorabilia, McGarity says there is “misinformation” in many of the reports.
Big Ten Becomes First Power Conference to Guarantee Scholarships
by Michael Gaio October 2014
The Big Ten has become the first major conference to guarantee scholarships to all student-athletes through the duration of an athlete's enrollment at one of its universities.
Suspended Georgia RB Allegedly Signed Memorabilia for Cash
by Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
Georgia has suspended star running back Todd Gurley indefinitely during an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the university said Thursday.
Bill to Balance Public-Private Roles in Park Maintenance
by Honolulu Star-Advertiser October 2014
A new proposal before the Honolulu City Council seeking to amplify the private-sector role could yield improvements at city parks that would serve the public interest -- as long as the city does not relinquish its own obligation.
Muslim Woman Denied Access to Public Pool Due to Attire
by Michael Gaio October 2014
It's an age-old issue for pool managers: what is appropriate swimming attire?
Much to the dismay of Sabah Ali, the Commerce City Recreation Center outside of Denver, did not allow her to swim while wearing clothing that conforms to her Muslim beliefs. Ali was wearing what she called an "Islamic dress" with a shirt and pants underneath.
Even in Replay Era, MLB Umps Subject of Player Scorn
by Paul White, @PBJWhite, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
These first playoffs of the replay era are supposed be a new world for major league umpires. Yet even before the division series round has been completed, the disdain is starting to sound awfully familiar.
Opinion: USA Swimming's Ban of Phelps Sends Message
by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
USA Swimming punished Michael Phelps in a way no court could.
NFL Begins Testing Players for Human Growth Hormone
by Gary Mihoces, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
For the first time, the NFL began random testing Monday for human growth hormone. This isn't the last battle against performance-enhancing drugs, but it is the latest.
Big 12 Fines Iowa State AD $25K for Criticizing Officials
by From wire reports October 2014
"Mr. Pollard's public statements called into question the integrity and competence of game officials and the conference's officiating program," Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement