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  • 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.

  • Brady’s Suspension Overturned, Available for Week One

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had his four-game suspension over the “Deflategate” controversy overturned by a U.S. district judge.

  • Did Rutgers Coach Interfere with Player's Eligibility?

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood could face suspension or firing because of alleged “impermissible contact” with a university employee regarding the academic eligibility of one of his players.

  • What Did Boise State, Baylor Know About Ukwuachu?

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    Former Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was convicted of sexual assault of a former Baylor soccer player last week. Ukwuachu transferred to Baylor following his 2013 dismissal from the Boise State program. The circumstances surrounding his exit from Boise State have come under scrutiny lately, as many have questioned whether he should have been allowed to enter Baylor in the first place.

  • Cal Field Hockey Mulls Title IX Complaint After Displacement

    by Laura Godlewski August 2015

    Almost two years ago, the University of California Berkeley told its women's field hockey team they would lose their practice and game facility because the school was building a new parking garage in the space.

  • Youth Basketball Team DQ'ed for Playing a Girl

    by Laura Godlewski August 2015

    The 11-under Charlottesville Cavs basketball team had reached the semifinal of the National Travel Basketball Association (NTBA) tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., when it found out it had been disqualified from the tournament because one of its players is a girl. 

  • Youth Organizations Dispute Soccer Complex Usage

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Controversy in a New York town has risen over which youth sports organizations get to use a soccer complex that is both publicly and privately funded.