Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Call for 'Big, Meaningful Changes' at U. of North Carolina
by LAURA OLENIACZ firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-419-6636 October 2014
Academic failures revealed in an investigation into one UNC-Chapel Hill department Wednesday occurred because of a system that requires athletic "eligibility to be prioritized over educational enrichment," a university professor said Thursday.
In Aftermath of Report, No Closure for UNC Athletics
by HAROLD GUTMANN email@example.com; 919-419-6655 October 2014
With the release of Kenneth Wainstein's report detailing the paper class system in the UNC Chapel Hill Department of African and Afro-American Studies, the academic side of campus can begin the process of moving on. But there will be no such closure for the athletic side,
NCAA: Mo'ne Davis Can Keep Money, Amateur Status
by Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer October 2014
The dimwits at the NCAA take a lot of flak, so when they get something right, it's worth mentioning. In this case it's a ruling that Mo'ne Davis - Philly's most popular ballplayer - will keep her amateur status even though she was paid for her role in a TV commercial.
Air Force Academy to Remain Silent on Athletics Issues
by Tom Roeder, firstname.lastname@example.org October 2014
The Air Force Academy says leaders have said all they can about a review of the school's athletic department that came after a player misconduct scandal.
Viral Video Ignites Change in San Francisco Park Policy
by Michael Gaio October 2014
Thanks to a viral video and an ensuing change of policy, teenagers in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood will no longer have to worry about being booted from their local public soccer field.
Sayreville Coach: 'Big Kids Didn't Protect Little Kids'
by Michael Boren; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
The dream of becoming a Bomber on this town's beloved high school football team begins across the street from the stadium floodlights, down the hill on the playing field tucked behind a lake.
Opinion: Different Rules for Students, Student-Athletes
by Scott Adamson, Anderson Independent-Mail October 2014
For as long as I can remember the NCAA has tried to convince folks that “student-athletes” are just like any other student. It even went so far as to outlaw athletic dorms back in 1996. But with college sports’ primary governing body calling the shots, student-athletes can’t be like any other student.
Ohio State Issues Revised Rules for Band Road Trips
by Julie Carr Smyth, Dayton Daily News October 2014
Ohio State University told federal education officials Wednesday that the school has begun designating specific rooms for changing in and out of marching band uniforms during road trips and has made other policy changes since discovering a "sexualized culture" within the band and firing its director.
UNC Profs Voice Expectations for Academic Fraud Report
by Laura Oleniacz, email@example.com October 2014
UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members are in a "holding pattern" while waiting on the results of an independent investigation into academic irregularities in one department, one professor said this week.
Scripture to Be Removed from HS Stadium Monument
by Jessica Chasmar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES October 2014
A controversial monument at the entrance of a Georgia high school football stadium will be altered to remove its biblical scripture after atheists complained it was offensive.