Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Board Grants One-Time Bad-Grades Waiver to Athletes
by Steven H. Foskett Jr., TELEGRAM September 2014
The School Committee Thursday night approved a one-time waiver students can use that will allow them to continue to play sports if their grades falls below the required C average.
Columnist: Winston Punishment Proof FSU Doesn't Get It
by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports September 2014
If Jameis Winston thought he was untouchable before, just you wait. If you thought the ethically pliable cocoon of Florida State football had enabled him before, well, you probably haven't seen anything yet.
Even Prep Water Polo Impacted by 107-Degree Heat
by Dan Albano, The Orange County Register September 2014
Extreme heat and lightning caused several high school athletic competitions to be postponed Tuesday and forced coaches to be creative with practices.
HS Athletes Allowed to Display Faith During Competition
by Briley Eilers, Voice correspondent September 2014
Headbands are a female athlete’s best friend. And for PORTA High School track and cross country runner Adrienne Brauer, this simple part of her uniform became a new way to openly express her faith.
Columnist: Schools, Not NJSIAA, Should Police Transfers
by Phil Anastasia; Inquirer Columnist September 2014
NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko said recent "media reports" about high-profile transfers and a groundswell of grumbling that certain schools are willing to bend or break the rules for athletic advantage have persuaded the organization to get back into the discipline business.
Smoking Ban Takes Effect in Chicago's 580 Parks
by TINA SFONDELES. Staff Reporter September 2014
The ban includes all public parks, including large parks that host festivals like Lollapalooza and the Pitchfork festival, though ticketing is unlikely to happen at those large festivals.
NFL Hires Ex-FBI Director to Investigate Handling of Rice Incident
by Tom Pelissero, USA TODAY Sports September 2014
The NFL has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case after a report Wednesday that a league executive received videotape evidence five months before it became public.
Clemson Women's Soccer Team Faces Hazing Allegations
by Kerry Capps, Anderson Independent-Mail (South Carolina) September 2014
A former member of the Clemson women’s soccer team is suing head coach Eddie Radwanski, other staff members, administrators and former teammates for an alleged hazing incident that included “humiliating and demeaning acts” and caused significant physical injuries.
NFL Rules Allowed Sabres Owners' $1.4B Bid for Bills
by Mike Harrington; News Sports Reporter September 2014
The pending deal for Terry and Kim Pegula to purchase the Buffalo Bills does not force them to divest themselves of the franchise that originally brought them to prominence in Buffalo.
Appalled by Rice Video, Goodell Says NFL Was Misled
by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports September 2014
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he never saw the elevator video of Ray Rice striking his then-fiancée until Monday morning, but when he did, he found it "sickening," he told USA TODAY Sports in a telephone interview Tuesday evening.