Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Report: FSU Athletes Treated Leniently by Legal System
by Brendan Sonnone, Orlando Sentinel June 2015
Florida State athletes appear to be treated more leniently by local law enforcement than the average college-aged student in Tallahassee, according to a report from ESPN.
SEC Sets Example with Domestic Violence Policy
by Shannon McCaffrey, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 2015
When the SEC moved recently to ban its schools from accepting athletes subject to charges of sexual or domestic violence at another institution it was calculated to strike a new and improved tone of zero tolerance.
U.S. Soccer Head Defends Handling of Domestic Assault Case
by Anne M. Peterson, The Bismarck Tribune June 2015
The head of U.S. Soccer defended the federation's handling of goalkeeper Hope Solo's domestic assault case in a letter to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Friday night.
30-Second Shot Clock Unlikely to Impact College Hoops
by Andrew Carter The News & Observer June 2015
In a move designed to speed the pace of play and increase scoring, both of which have been in decline for years, the NCAA has formally approved trimming the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds.
City's Decision to Allow Alcohol Sales in Parks Draws Ire
by Steven Matthews June 2015
Local religious leaders and some residents are upset by the city of Fairborn's decision to allow alcohol sales at community events in city parks.
Four Cited After Fight at Community Pool
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
A fight at a public pool in Ohio led to the citation of two adults and two juveniles after the altercation got out of control.
Plea Bargain in Works for Youth League Embezzler
by Liz Zemba, Tribune-Review June 2015
A New Salem woman who is accused of taking $24,102 from a nonprofit youth football league while serving as its president has a tentative plea bargain calling for her to pay back the money and be admitted to a probationary program for first-time, nonviolent offenders.
Oklahoma, South Dakota Revisit Transgender Policies
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors approved a policy related to the eligibility of transgender student-athletes, which will go into effect on July 1.
U of Memphis: Basketball Tutor Didn't Violate Rules
by Michael Cohen email@example.com 9015292525 June 2015
The University of Memphis does not believe any violations of NCAA rules or regulations occurred involving Stacie-Leigh Greer, a tutor whose alleged academic assistance to former Tiger basketball players was detailed by The Commercial Appeal in April.
Lions' Prater: NFL Kickers an Endangered Species
by Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press June 2015
The NFL recently adopted a rule change that will move extra-point kicks from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line this season. Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater thinks the NFL also is trying to move something else: Kickers out the door.