Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
New Wisconsin Home-School Law Confuses WIAA
by Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2015
A new state law that allows home-schooled students to play on school district sports teams is causing confusion for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association, which says the law conflicts with its membership requirements.
Prep Team Forfeits Entire Season Over Player's Physical
by Tom Kreager, Daily News Journal July 2015
Blackman High School forfeited all 16 of its wins from the 2015 high school baseball season after self-reporting to the TSSAA a player who was ineligible because the baseball coach didn’t require him to submit an athletic physical, according to a letter from the high school athletic association.
CPS Must Add Girls Sports After Title IX Investigation
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
Following a federal investigation that found “significant” gender-based participation gaps in Chicago Public Schools district sports programs, CPS will increase the amount of organized sports opportunities for girls at no less than 12 high schools as part of a settlement with the federal government.
FSU Players Banned from Bars Following Incidents
by Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post (Florida) July 2015
Florida State wasted little time putting its plan into action to lay down the law with the football team. Coach Jimbo Fisher met with his team Saturday and, according to the Tallahassee Democrat, told his players bars are off limits from this point forward.
NAACP, NCAA Plan to End Boycott of South Carolina
by firstname.lastname@example.org July 2015
The NAACP will consider an emergency resolution to lift its long-standing economic boycott at its national convention in Philadelphia on Saturday, President Cornell William Brooks said Thursday. The announcement was made following the General Assembly s decision to remove the flag from the Statehouse grounds.
Expansion of Big 12 Conference Easier than Thought
by Mike Casazza July 2015
As inviting as it is to dismiss the new round of conference realignment and expansion rumors because we don't have any idea what will happen, the reality isn't nearly that accommodating.
Semi-Pro Team Posed as Nonprofit for Gym Discount
by Andrew Marra Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2015
A semi-pro basketball team posed as a nonprofit organization in order rent out Boynton Beach High School's gymnasium at a steep discount, school board investigators say.
MLS Rules Hamper Real Salt Lake Stadium Progress
by Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune July 2015
Four months after Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen and West Valley City entered an exclusive negotiating window for a proposed 8,000-seat soccer-specific stadium to house RSL's USL affiliate, Real Monarchs, newly implemented commercial rules from Major League Soccer and multiple site surveys have slowed the process.
FIFA Concussion Rules Face Scrutiny
by Martin Rogers, USA TODAY Sports July 2015
So much about FIFA, soccer's world governing body, flies directly in the face of basic logic. A sport watched and enjoyed by billions of people is controlled politically by a tiny, cliquish collective of bureaucrats.
Attitudes Over Gambling in Sports Rapidly Evolving
by Craig Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 2015
Each year, $15 million from two gambling-related pots helps pay for Consol Energy Center, the white-roofed megastructure that’s home to the Penguins. The complex deal forged between team owners and state and local leaders in 2007 to keep the team in Pittsburgh couldn’t have happened without that money.