Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
- NFL Under Fire for Handling of Hits to Newton
by Justin Terranova September 2016
The NFL and its referees have some explaining to do after Cam Newton's head was used as a piñata by the Broncos' ferocious pass rush in the league's opener Thursday night.
- School Board Abandons Athlete Transfer Rule Proposal
by Benjamin Wood September 2016
Utah High school athletes won't be allowed to transfer teams at will. Nor will the state school board have final say on athletic conference classifications. But while those controversial demands were removed from a school board policy that received preliminary approval on Friday, board members put the Utah High School Activities Association on notice to address their concerns in the next 30 days. If UHSAA doesn't, one or both of those provisions could be back on the table.
- Despite Contrary Reports, Mizzou Players Can Own Guns
by Jason Scott September 2016
After last week’s teleconference between media members and SEC coaches, first-year Missouri head coach Barry Odom made headlines after answering a question on the team’s gun policies.
- Did Youth Soccer Teams Tank to Advance in Tourney?
by Jason Scott August 2016
Two soccer teams raised eyebrows as they competed in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships last week, when it appeared that they played to a scoreless draw on purpose in order to advance.
- Top NCAA Tourney Seed to Choose Opening-Round Site
by Jason Scott July 2016
Beginning this upcoming season, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA basketball tournament will be able to choose the location of its first- and second-round games, giving the top seed an even greater competitive advantage.
- Rule-Breaking HS Pleads Case to Conference ADs
by Jason Scott May 2016
Bellevue (Wash.) High School made headlines earlier this year after an outside investigation revealed widespread problems within its football program, ranging from boosters providing subsidized tuition at an alternative school and players using fake addresses for eligibility.
- HS Girls' Swim Club Hires Stripper for Team Banquet
by Jason Scott April 2016
The synchronized swimming club at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, made waves last week when it hired a male stripper to perform at an off-campus facility during a team banquet.
- Incorrect Court Impacts HS Basketball Championships
by Jason Scott March 2016
The Macon Coliseum hosted the Georgia High School Association’s basketball championships last Thursday through Saturday on a court that wasn’t set up according to regulations.
- IOC Announces New Policies for Transgender Athletes
by Jason Scott January 2016
Transgender athletes no longer need to undergo sex reassignment surgery in order to be eligible for competition in the Olympics.
- Leaked Files Expose Possible Match-Fixing in Tennis
by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016