Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Lions' Prater: NFL Kickers an Endangered Species
by Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press June 2015
The NFL recently adopted a rule change that will move extra-point kicks from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line this season. Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater thinks the NFL also is trying to move something else: Kickers out the door.
Analysis: Wave of Closures for Atlanta's Dirty Pools
by Shannon McCaffrey, Jennifer Peebles; Staff June 2015
An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of county records in metro Atlanta found that about one out of every six inspections of swimming pools and spas resulted in a closure. The data covered more than 15,000 inspections over the past 2 1/2 years. Some pools have flunked repeatedly, records show, yet they continue to operate.
NCAA Probe of UNC Yields No Clarity on Major Sports
by Nicole Auerbach, @NicoleAuerbach, USA TODAY Sports June 2015
The NCAA alleges North Carolina did more than just look the other way amid years and years of academic dishonesty.
Buccaneers Lawsuit Set Stage for Lighting's Ticket Policies
by Emerson Brito; Tribune staff June 2015
A lawsuit involving Tampa's football team has helped give its hockey team the authority to tell some fans what they can wear to a game at Amalie Arena.
How Will NCAA View Report Detailing UNC Scandal?
by John McCann June 2015
The department secretary who masterminded the irregular classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created the shoddy curriculum to help both general students and student-athletes alike, according to an investigation led by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein.
Opinion: Time for US Soccer to Boycott World Cup
by Tom Hoffarth, Redlands Daily Facts June 2015
Your week in review, as long as it's posed in the form of a question: The U.S. attorney general seems to have her hands around the neck of the man who has been re-elected as grand wizard of the world- wide kickball association.
Momentum Growing for Prep Transgender Policies
by Ernie Clark BDN Staff June 2015
In March 2013, Maine was one of a handful of states across the country with a transgender participation policy after its approval by the the general membership of the Maine Principals' Association, which oversees interscholastic sports in the state.
Prep Coaches Talk Extra Points, Safety of Own Players
by Jodie Wagner, Palm Beach Post May 2015
The extra point will become a little more interesting this fall when the NFL kicks off the 2015 season.
New Recreation Bike Trail Adds 5-MPH 'Guideline'
by Christopher O'Donnell, Tribune staff May 2015
In a city with a poor record for bicycle safety, Riverwalk's 1.8-mile stretch of car-free concrete is a big draw for cyclists who want to ride without fear of an accident. But the trail might be more of a crawl than a ride now.
Student Concussion Bill Passes Illinois House, 104-1
by Seth A. Richardson State Capitol Bureau May 2015
A bill regulating when students can return to the classroom and to athletics after a suffering a concussion passed the House Monday. Rep. Christian Mitchell, D-Chicago, sponsored Senate Bill 7 in the House.