Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Youth Basketball Team DQ'ed for Playing a Girl
by Laura Godlewski August 2015
The 11-under Charlottesville Cavs basketball team had reached the semifinal of the National Travel Basketball Association (NTBA) tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., when it found out it had been disqualified from the tournament because one of its players is a girl.
OHSAA Charter School Rule Upsets Parents, Coaches
by Bill Bush, The Columbus Dispatch August 2015
About 20 charter-school students played sports on a Columbus City Schools team last school year, meaning they made up only one-third of 1 percent of the district's 6,000 or so student athletes.
High-Testosterone Women Fight to Compete
by Las Vegas Sun August 2015
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand recently secured the right to compete as a woman, even though her natural level of testosterone may exceed international track and field regulations for female athletes.
Investigation into Basketball Program Finds No Wrongdoing
by David Just August 2015
The University of Illinois announced Monday that its outside investigation into the Illini women's basketball program found the allegations of racism to be unsupported.
With No Policy, County Unsure How to Handle Naming Request
by Lauren Horsch, email@example.com; 919-419-6646 August 2015
A request to rename Durham County Memorial Stadium had the Durham County Board of Commissioners analyzing its naming policy - or lack thereof.
NCAA Schools Take Reactive Approach to Transgender Policies
by Zolan V Kanno-Youngs, @KannoYoungs, USA TODAY Sports August 2015
USA TODAY Sports asked 75 NCAA Division I programs if they had adopted the recommendations, and out of the 50 that responded, 10 had used the recommendations to enact a formal policy that specifically addresses the inclusion of transgender athletes in intercollegiate athletics.
Youth Organizations Dispute Soccer Complex Usage
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
Controversy in a New York town has risen over which youth sports organizations get to use a soccer complex that is both publicly and privately funded.
NFL Establishes New Rules on Ball-Inflation Checks
by Wire services, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) July 2015
The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs. Two people familiar with the league's plans told The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs will be documented as part of the new policy.
N.C. Venues Clarify Transgender Restroom Policies
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
A North Carolina woman and transgender activist won a personal battle to gain clarity on policies at sports stadiums, arenas and race tracks on bathroom access now that all of the major venues in North Carolina have gone on the record to say transgender fans can use the restroom consistent with their gender identity.
Big 12 Adopts Stricter Policy Regarding Live Contact
by Kevin Haskin. firstname.lastname@example.org July 2015
Big 12 became the first in the Bowl Subdivision to place additional reductions on live contact that exceed the current restrictions allowed by the NCAA.