Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
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 email@example.com Chris Thomas covers high school sports. Follow him at twitter.com/prepxtra. 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
by PAUL WALSH; BETSY HELFAND, STAR TRIBUNE April 2015
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.