Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Athletes Bill of Rights Draws Criticism in Boston Area
by MARIE SZANISZLO July 2014
Local universities balked at a proposed College Athletes Bill of Rights, which they said would force them to pay for lifelong health insurance for players injured during games. Representatives from the area's Division 1 schools said the proposal would put them at a competitive disadvantage on the field and burden already money-losing athletic departments.
U. of Miami Dismisses Players Who Admitted to Rape
by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014
The University of Miami dismissed linebackers JaWand Blue and Alex Figueroa after both admitted to police they drugged and raped a 17-year-old girl last weekend.
Fitness Owner: Make Swimming Part of Core Curriculum
by Kimberly Garrison, The Philadelphia Daily News July 2014
MY HEART overflowed with grief last week when I heard of the accidental drowning death of 14-year-old Corinthian "Corey" Hammond. Not that I didn't care before about child safety, but now, being a mother has worked its way into every facet of my life, including this column. Being the mother of a young child made Corey's death strike closer to home than ever, and my heart goes out to his mother and the unimaginable grief I know she must be feeling.
NCAA Recommends Limited Football Practice Contact
by Schuyler Dixon, The Associated Press July 2014
The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.
Campus Fitness Director Fired Over Theft Charges
by Joseph A. Slobodzian; Inquirer Staff Writer July 2014
The director of the University of Pennsylvania's campus fitness center was fired after being charged with stealing cash and items from the lost-and-found area.
UGA Asks NCAA to Reduce Charges Against Swim Coach
by Chip Towers; Staff July 2014
The University of Georgia admits rules were broken by its legendary swimming and diving coach Jack Bauerle, but does not believe the misdeeds rise to a "Level I" violation.
Beer-Photo Softball Coach Wants Due Process, Job Back
by Mark Cooper, Staff Writer July 2014
Jay Creps wants his job back. Creps was fired as Chatsworth's softball coach in early June after a parent turned in a photo of him drinking beer at a team gathering that occurred within the past couple of years. Creps, who coached Chatsworth the past five seasons, retained an attorney to fight for due process.
Source: MLB Gave A-Rod Testosterone OK in 2007
by Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Sports July 2014
Suspended New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez received permission from baseball officials to use testosterone during his 2007 MVP season, a person with knowledge of the exemption told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.
One Year After VHSL Realignment, More Change Expected
by Jami Frankenberry July 2014
The Virginia High School League's initial conference alignment plan for 2015-16 sends 10 South Hampton Roads high schools to new conferences or classifications. The plan, using enrollment figures from March 31 of this year, reunites some old rivals: Kellam joins six other former Beach District members in Group 6A as part of the Coastal Conference (Conference 1).
Audit of City Golf Courses Hints at Alleged Fraud, Waste
by Dan McKay, Journal Staff Writer July 2014
Internal auditors examining Albuquerque's municipal golf courses found poor management and a "fundamental breakdown in common business practices" that have cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a recent report. In one case, auditors said, a 2008 arrangement resulted in the city's forgoing $1.5 million in revenue in exchange for a point-of-sale checkout system that would have cost $60,000. Meanwhile, the city's inspector general is investigating "potential fraud allegations" and will issue a separate report addressing allegations of fraud, waste and abuse. Maintenance of grounds and facilities at Albuquerque's four municipal golf courses is the city's responsibility, but independent contractors manage the business operations and concessions for a share of the revenue from liquor, food, merchandise, equipment sales and the like. All greens fees must go to the city.