• March Madness Brings N.J. Push to Legalize Sports Betting

    by Suzette Parmley; Inquirer Staff Writer March 2014

    What if New Jersey had sports betting? How much revenue would the NCAA March Madness Tournament generate for Atlantic City?

  • Football Team Handed Penalties Over Forged Enrollments

    by Mark Niesse; Staff March 2014

    Grady High School's football team used ineligible players and must forfeit victories from last season, according to penalties assessed by the Georgia High School Association on Tuesday.

  • LGBT Advocates Team Up to Make Sports More Accepting

    by Paul Myerberg, @PaulMyerberg March 2014

    In February, after former Missouri defensive end and likely NFL draft pick Michael Sam announced he was gay, representatives from GLAAD and the You Can Play Project met to discuss a media-centered game plan for a transformative moment.

  • CFB Coaches Support Paying Parents for Recruiting Travel

    by Michael Carvell; Staff March 2014

    ACC and SEC head coaches have radically different ideas on rule changes to improve college football recruiting, but there seems to be overwhelming support for an idea to pay travel costs of parents who accompany their sons on college visits.

  • Prep Football League Clarifies Film Exchange Protocol

    by Poody Walsh, Valley News Correspondent March 2014

    White River Junction - The coaches and athletic directors of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League on Monday agreed they were not happy with some of its member schools as well as the current film exchange program. At the VIFL spring meeting at Hartford High School, the group decided it couldn't do a whole lot to force the schools to send a representative, but there was action taken on the sharing of game films. There are 34 football playing schools in Vermont, but 11 of those schools failed to send anybody to the meeting.

  • Guns in Public Places Bill Advances; Stadiums Exempt

    by Howard Fischer, Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services March 2014

    Saying Arizonans have "God-given rights to defend themselves," the state House voted Wednesday to let anyone bring a concealed weapon into many public buildings, as long as he or she has a permit.

  • FHSAA Investigating School Over Illegal Recruiting Charge

    by NICK WILLIAMS; Tribune staff March 2014

    The Florida High School Athletic Association is investigating Tampa Catholic's athletic program for possible recruiting violations. The investigation comes on the heels of two separate complaints filed by Pasco County public schools in January, alleging illegal recruitment of their student-athletes by Tampa Catholic.

  • Officials Address Concerns Over Transgender Athletes

    by Melissa Masatani March 2014

    On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, the Azusa High girls softball team took the field for its first preseason game. It wasn't perfect, with all the excitement and errors that come from first-game jitters. But a lopsided score - 22-2 - gave the Aztecs' and their friends and family members plenty to cheer about. But more importantly Principal Ramiro Rubalcaba was reassured that - for what was a history-making first game - girls were allowed to be girls.

  • UNM Cup-Thrower Sorry, Will 'Cheer Loudly from Home'

    by Geoff Grammer Journal Staff Writer March 2014

    The University of New Mexico Lobo fan who threw a cup at a San Diego State player after a Feb. 22 game in the Pit said in a statement to the Journal he was sorry for his actions and hoped fans would realize "it was a one-time incident."

  • Blog: Every Athlete Deserves a Certified Athletic Trainer

    by Mike Hopper, Guest Contributor March 2014

    Youth sports injuries seem to continue to pile up. Unfortunately so do the fatalities. In recent years, we’ve heard about many football players who have died after suffering brain trauma. We’ve heard reports of athletes who have died of sudden cardiac death. And we’ve heard of athletes dying of heat illnesses such as exertional heat stroke or sickle cell anemia. In response to that, there have been significant regulations in the way of law or league policies for these various cases.