Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Coaches Divided on NCAA's Graduate Transfer Rule
by Ken Sugiura; Staff May 2015
On the balance sheet for graduate transfers, Georgia Tech basketball coach Brian Gregory is running safely in the black. The NCAA rule that allows athletes with eligibility remaining to transfer without having to sit out a season if they've already graduated brought Gregory his starting center for the 2014-15 season (Demarco Cox) and his likely starting shooting guard for next season (Adam Smith).
NFL Owners Vote to Move PAT Kicks to 15-Yard Line
by Lindsay H. Jones, @bylindsayhjones, USA TODAY Sports May 2015
The most boring play in the NFL will get slightly more interesting. League owners at the spring meetings approved multiple changes to the point-after attempt Tuesday.
Hockey Labor Law in Washington Spares WHL Teams
by Jim Camden email@example.com, (509) 879-7461 May 2015
Te bill affects all players between 16 and 20 years of age who play for a team in a regional, national or international league. It specifically answers a complaint with the Labor Department about young WHL players in Spokane, Seattle, Everett and the Tri-Cities.
The AB Extra: May 15
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
This week's AB Extra features new plans for an abandoned outdoor stadium in Miami, the reopening of the 'world's most dangerous theme park', and a classy move by the Baltimore Orioles regarding the cancelled and rescheduled games due to protests in the city. Happy Friday!
Editorial: School Fails at Tracking Academic Eligibility
by Editorials May 2015
Rarely do you get do-overs in sports. A team or player implicated in cheating will get penalized after the fact - consider Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and deflategate - but you can't go back and replay the game.
Brady Goes on Offense; Goodell to Hear QB's Appeal
by Nate Davis, USA TODAY Sports May 2015
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appealed his four-game suspension Thursday, three days after the NFL issued the ban following Ted Wells' report on the Deflategate scandal that found it "more probable than not" the two-time MVP was aware he was using underinflated footballs during January's AFC Championship Game.
Child's Injury Raises Questions About Rec Center Oversight
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
A Georgia mother is upset after she says her child was injured while playing on faulty equipment at a county recreation center.
Hilary Logan’s 11 year-old son J.J. was playing near a foam pit at the Tucker Recreation Center in DeKalb County when he fell into the foam pit and bumped his head.
New Baseball Complex Comes Up Short for Teens
by John Martin firstname.lastname@example.org May 2015
Some youth baseball tournament games scheduled for the new complex at North Green River and Heckel roads have had to be moved because its fields were not built for players 13 and older.
Graduate Transfers Emerge as Big 12's Hot-Button Topic
by Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette (West Virginia) May 2015
Bob Bowlsby and the rest of the Big 12 hierarchy came to its collective senses last week in doing an about-face on the notion of staging a championship football game. One has to believe that public opinion - or call it logic or sensibility if you will - played a role. Hopefully a similar push will force Bowlsby to reverse course on another hot-button topic, that of graduate transfers.
Pac-12 Gymnastics Coaches Push for NCAA Format Fix
by Lya Wodraska The Salt Lake Tribune May 2015
The coaches, who recently met at the Pac-12 offices in San Francisco, want to see the format change from 12 teams to eight for the championships.