Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
NBA Vows Transparency Amid Fan Scrutiny of Refs
by Sam Amick, @sam_amick, USA TODAY Sports March 2014
The mystery surrounding officials and the system for evaluating them has long fed the fire of conspiracy theorists. Now, the NBA is pulling back the curtain.
Quarter of Football Team Parents Forged Enrollment Docs
by Mark Niesse; Staff March 2014
At least one-fourth of Grady High School's football team was fraudulently enrolled at the school by parents who faked their addresses and forged documents, according to findings of an investigation released Wednesday.
Prep Basketball Shot Clock Back on NFHS Agenda
by Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune March 2014
The boos rained down at the Dee Events Center. Most fans had no idea how to process the moment in last March 1 when Brighton's Bryce Callahan stood in front of center court on the campus of Weber State University and simply held the ball. Staring at him and waiting were Lone Peak stars Nick Emery, TJ Haws and Eric Mika. It was a seven-minute stall implemented in hopes that the Bengals would have a shot at puncturing the immortality of last year's Lone Peak team. It didn't work, as the Knights rolled past Brighton in the second half, but it was a watershed moment for those advocating implementing a shot clock in high school basketball.
Deal Sought Regarding Guns in W.Va. Rec Centers
by MATT MURPHY, DAILY MAIL STAFF March 2014
Charleston Mayor Danny Jones told city council members Monday night he wants council to consider removing the city's 21-year-old gun ordinance concerning firearm sales.
Little League Gets Lights; Neighbor Wants Guidelines
by Nick Kotsopoulos, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF March 2014
The three-member Naming and Land Use subcommittee approved the planned improvements, which include various field and streetscape upgrades, after receiving assurances from league representatives that the field lighting would be directed in such a way so it has little, if any, impact on nearby homes.
Team Stripped of 24 Wins and Title Allowed to Play On
by Michael O'Brien March 2014
On Monday, the Condors were cleared to play in the Illinois High School Association state playoffs.
WAC Suspends Two Players Involved in Post-Game Brawl
by Super User March 2014
A wild postgame brawl following a contentious game between Utah Valley and New Mexico State highlighted the risks when fans and players collide. The Western Athletic Conference suspended New Mexico State junior guard K.C. Ross-Miller for two games and senior forward Renaldo Dixon for one for violating the league's sportsmanship policy following its review of the melee Thursday night in Orem, Utah. Ross-Miller hurled the ball at Utah Valley's Holton Hunsaker seconds after the Wolverines' 66-61 victory over the Aggies. The ball hit Hunsaker - the son of Utah Valley coach Dick Hunsaker - in the leg. Some of the fans who stormed the court following the victory got caught up in the chaos and punches were thrown.
NCAA Football Committee to Reconsider Slowdown Rule
by George Schroeder, USA TODAY Sports February 2014
Members of the committee plan to discuss the proposal, which would require a 10-second delay before offenses could snap the ball, before it goes to the Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Thursday.
Poll: Only 25 of 128 FBS Coaches Favor Slow-Down Rule
by Staff and wire services February 2014
The proposal, if passed, would prohibit teams from snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds had expired from the 40-second play clock, which would allow defenses time to substitute.
Coming to a Scoreboard Near You: Ads for Healthy Foods
by MARY CLARE JALONICK, STAR TRIBUNE February 2014
Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.