• HS Wrestling Coach Cleared of Hazing, Tampering Allegations

    by Lee Tolliver April 2015

    Two months after he was put on administrative leave following a complaint by a parent, Cox High School wrestling coach Wayne Gibson has been cleared of any wrongdoing, his lawyer said Tuesday.

  • Tennessee Gov. Has 'Concerns' Over Guns-in-Parks Bill

    by Richard Locker, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) April 2015

    Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday there are “major concerns” about the guns-in-parks bill and its Senate amendment allowing handgun-carry permit holders to go armed on the State Capitol grounds, but wouldn’t say whether he will veto the bill.

  • Coaches Who Played Preps in AAU Games Investigated

    by Chris Thomas Chris Thomas covers high school sports. Follow him at April 2015

    Two Harriman High School boys basketball assistants are the subject of an investigation into the Blue Devils program, TSSAA executive director Bernard Childress told the News Sentinel on Monday.

  • U. of Memphis Investigates Tutor/Athlete Relationship

    by Michael Cohen, Commercial Appeal April 2015

    The University of Memphis is investigating claims that a woman unaffiliated with the university provided academic assistance to former Memphis basketball players during their collegiate careers unbeknownst to the athletic department.

  • Coaches Rebuked for Protest at Dance Team Event


    Two school districts have disciplined coaches involved in the dance team state tournament protest of that spawned a huge public outcry and led to an investigation by a Minneapolis law firm.

  • Indiana to Alter Controversial Law, NCAA Pleased

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    With the men’s Final Four just two days away, one of the biggest story lines has had nothing to do with basketball. Instead, the spotlight has been on host-state Indiana and its controversial “religious freedom” law, which is being amended just one week after its introduction.

  • Guns-in-Parks Bill Clears Another Hurdle in Tennessee

    by Richard Locker, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) April 2015

    The state Senate approved a bill Wednesday to allow handgun-carry permit holders to go armed in local parks in Tennessee despite the objections of the local governments that operate them.

  • Is Your Sports Organization Using 15-Passenger Vans?

    by Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer April 2015

    Florida Highway Patrol investigators say it's still too early to say what caused the crash that killed eight Independent Haitian Assembly of God church members and injured 10 others early Monday as the group returned to Fort Pierce from a Palm Sunday service in Fort Myers. But what is known is that 18 people were piled into a 15-passenger Dodge van that ran a stop sign and then nosedived down an embankment near Moore Haven.

  • UConn Staff to Skip Final Four in Protest of New Law

    by Nicole Auerbach and George Schroeder, USA Today Sports April 2015

    Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie and his staff will not travel to the Final Four in Indianapolis this week. University President Susan Herbst announced the decision Tuesday, reacting to Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the subsequent travel ban for state of Connecticut employees issued by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday.

  • High School Students Push for Smoke-Free Parks

    by Elena Ferrarin, Chicago Daily Herald April 2015

    A group of students hopes that Elgin will become the first city in Kane County to ban smoking from public parks.