Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
- Opinion: Title IX Unfair to Male Athletes
by Clay McEldowney February 2016
Title IX, a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education, harms college sports in many ways ("Bending the rules of Title IX," Feb. 2). For example, many men's varsity teams suffer from a strict roster cap, while women's teams typically are unlimited.
- JRW Parents Sue Little League, ESPN Personality
by Andy Grimm February 2016
The parents of players on the Jackie Robinson West youth baseball team, which was stripped over the 2014 U.S. Little League championship in a residency scandal, have sued the volunteers who ran the team, the rival coaches who turned them in, Little League, ESPN and sportscaster Stephen A. Smith.
- College Football Could Get Expanded Replay
by George Schroeder February 2016
The role of replay review in college football - including the potential use of centralized conference command centers - would be expanded under rules proposed by the NCAA Football Rules Committee. During its annual meeting this week in Orlando, the rules committee proposed giving replay officials more responsibilities on targeting calls, including the ability to make calls from the booth rather than just reviewing calls made on the field.
- Goodell to Seek Tougher Ejection Rules
by Vic Carucci February 2016
- IOC Announces New Policies for Transgender Athletes
by Jason Scott January 2016
Transgender athletes no longer need to undergo sex reassignment surgery in order to be eligible for competition in the Olympics.
- Leaked Files Expose Possible Match-Fixing in Tennis
by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016
- Deaf Athlete Sues Michigan HS Athletic Association
by Takara Scott-Johnston December 2015
In a suit filed in federal court, Ellis Kempf, a deaf wrestler for Royal Oak High School is suing the Michigan High School Athletic Association for refusing to allow an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter mat-side during MHSAA-sanctioned matches.
The case is being handled by Nyman Turkish PC, a law firm that specializes in litigation and disability. Jason Turkish, the firm’s managing partner, said the firm is taking the case pro bono.
- Iowa HS Hoops Coaches Freed From 'Seat Belt' Rule
by Jason Scott November 2015
A rule requiring high school basketball coaches in Iowa to remain in their seats during games has been lifted.
- U.S. Soccer Announces Ban on Heading for U-11 Players
by Jason Scott November 2015
In response to a class-action lawsuit that sought rules changes and a reduction in concussions, U.S. Soccer announced guidelines on Monday that will prohibit young players from heading the ball.
- NJ Legislation Seeks to End High School "Redshirting"
by Jason Scott October 2015
New Jersey State Sen. Richard Codey plans to introduce a bill that would penalize athletes who repeat a grade in middle school in order to get an athletic advantage in high school.