• Athletics Officials Split Over Transgender Student Law

    by Rhiannon Potkey June 2014

    As a teacher and an athletic director at Ventura High School, Dave Hess is always pondering hypotheticals. He tries to anticipate scenarios before they arise in a changing educational and athletic landscape. Hess would always prefer to have rules and regulations for guidance. That’s why he was pleased when California became the first state in the nation to spell out the rights of transgender K-12 students, in a law Gov. Jerry Brown signed in September. AB 1266 took effect Jan. 1.

  • UNC's Williams Denies Involvement in Academic Fraud

    by Aaron Beard, The Associated Press June 2014

    North Carolina coach Roy Williams and players from the 2005 national championship team deny they were involved with academic wrongdoing alleged by former teammate Rashad McCants.

  • Evaluating New Jersey's School-Choice Sports Program

    by By Phil Anastasia; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    The NJSIAA is trying to gather as "much data as possible" before devising a strategy for addressing an issue that some school officials believe has threatened the competitive balance in public-school sports.

  • Question of Enforcement Stalls Minneapolis Parks Smoking Ban


    The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board was looking to follow a national trend when Commissioners John Erwin and Jon Olson proposed a ban on smoking, including electronic cigarettes, in all city parks by the end of the summer.

  • NCAA's Eased Restrictions Mean More Coach-Player Interaction

    by Dave Hickman June 2014

    Despite what you might have been led to believe, there's really no such thing as summer football practice, even in the NCAA's new and permissive world. The NCAA's new summer access rule that goes into effect this summer doesn't actually allow for practice - at least not with balls and helmets and plays and the like.

  • Leashed Dogs to Get One-Year Trial in Four City Parks

    by Alexandra Seltzer Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2014

    Dog lovers can rejoice. Man's best friend is now welcome -- as long as the dog is on a leash -- at four city parks. The City Commission on Tuesday night unanimously approved amending the ordinance that prohibited dogs from the parks, but not without some concern from both the commission and the public.

  • Wrong 'Home Team' Wins Baseball Game in Last At-Bats

    by Phil Anastasia; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    NJSIAA director Larry White acknowledged Wednesday morning that his organization "misapplied" the rules Tuesday at the Non-Public South A baseball final at Rowan.

  • Suspended Baseball Coach Returns, Confined to Dugout

    by Rick O'Brien; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    With the Archdiocese of Philadelphia lifting his suspension Wednesday, Pope John Paul II baseball coach John Duffy will be back on the bench Thursday afternoon for the PIAA Class AAA state quarterfinal against Northeastern.

  • Village Board Okays Veterans-Owned Fitness Center

    by ED COLLINS. For Sun-Times Media | @EdCollins2 June 2014

    Vigilant Elite Training, also known as VET, received a special use permit from the Gurnee Village Board to establish an indoor multi-purpose fitness training facility. VET, is 100 percent veteran owned and operated, and will offer two fitness programs with separate hours of operation at the Grand Tri-State Business Park, 905 Lakeside Drive.

  • In Georgia, Satellite Camps a Touchy Topic for Coaches

    by Michael Carvell; Staff June 2014

    Georgia State football coach Trent Miles sought out Georgia's Mark Richt and Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson to discuss the hot topic of satellite camps at Tuesday's Peach State Pigskin Preview media event. And it's still a touchy subject.