Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Lacrosse Teams Go Co-Ed in Hopes of Growing Girls' Game
by Amber Campbell Voice correspondent August 2014
According to data collected by the National Federation of State High School Associations, lacrosse is the fastest growing sport at the high school level. Between 2007 and 2012, 750 schools added boys’ teams and 638 schools added girls’ teams in the United States.
Councilman: Building a Stadium Not Role of Government
by Monica Mendoza, By monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com - August 2014
Colorado Springs City Council member Joel Miller says voters should decide if local tax money is spent on a sports and event center. He will ask his colleagues to put a question on the April 2015 ballot asking voters if they will amend the city's charter to require voter approval for any city stadium and events center. He announced his intention Tuesday at the City Council meeting.
Would Earlier Signing Period Solve or Create Problems?
by Mark Znidar, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH August 2014
Dublin Scioto senior Nick Conner could recite the names of Ohio State football players while growing up like he could the letters of the alphabet. There is a poster of former All-America defensive lineman Mike Vrabel tacked on a wall in the "Buckeye Room" of his family's home. So Conner did not have to sleep on it when coach Urban Meyer offered him a scholarship for the 2015 class during a break at a summer camp on the afternoon of June 18.
PSU President: Post-Sandusky Changes Deserve Reward
by Angela Couloumbis August 2014
HARRISBURG - The new president of Pennsylvania State University said Monday that the school should be "rewarded" for establishing what he said was the best compliance and sports ethics program nationwide following the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, but stopped short of calling for a reduction of NCAA penalties.
New Mexico AD on Women's Soccer Hazing: 'We Failed'
by Mark Smith, Assistant Sports Editor August 2014
UNM athletic director Paul Krebs said there's "no question" members of the Lobo women's soccer team engaged in hazing, as he described a night of partying, going to several different locations, pressuring players to drink alcohol and forcing freshmen to strip to sports bras and panties in order to change outfits.
Concussion Classes Now Required of Illinois HS Coaches
by Mike Riopell Political Editor August 2014
As football season gets underway, high school sports coaches in Illinois soon will have to take classes on how to best reduce concussions among young athletes under a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn today.
Counterpoint: Steubenville Second Chance a Good Thing
by The Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register August 2014
It would have been easy for Steubenville High School football Coach Reno Saccoccia to say no when Ma'Lik Richmond asked to rejoin the team. But Saccoccia chose to give Richmond a second chance - and he should be supported in that.
Minnesota Law: Parent Complaints Still Dog HS Coaches
by David LaVaque, Star Tribune Staff Writer August 2014
A new law enacted to keep disgruntled parents from costing Minnesota high school coaches their jobs seems to have quelled some of the potential firings. Believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, the law stipulated that "parent complaints must not be the sole reason" for a school board to get rid of a coach.
Opinion: Academics, Athletics Don't Mix at Big Schools
by Rick Morrissey, Staff Columnist August 2014
Notre Dame always has viewed itself as the ideal of how academics and athletics should coexist. Raising the question: If the Irish can't make this work, who can?
Prep Football Scandal Spurs Talk of Recall Provision
by LESLIE BRIDGERS Staff Writer August 2014
City councilors said Monday that they support adding a provision to the city's charter that would enable voters to recall elected officials. They just don't want to make it too easy to do.