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  • 'Tebow Bill' Revival Prompts Home-Schoolers Debate

    by Lana Sweeten-Shults February 2017

    After fizzling out twice in House committees in 2013 and 2015, what has been popularly called the "Tebow Bill" has been revived. Rep. James Frank (R-Wichita Falls) is one of two legislators who have filed the bill. The other is Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano), who filed companion bill SB 640 to the house version, HB 1323.

  • Could Shrinking Youth Football Help to Grow the Sport?

    by Nancy Armour February 2017

    At long last, some common sense when it comes to football. USA Football is running a pilot program this year that will, among other things, shrink the size of the playing field, reduce the number of players on the field, ensure that similar-sized players are matching up against each other and eliminate kickoffs and punts. As radical as this sounds, it's actually the most reasonable idea anyone in football has had in a while. And, frankly, it should have been implemented years ago.

  • Drury Coach Steps Down to Head Anti-Hazing Task Force

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Brian Reynolds, head swimming and diving coach for Drury University in Springfield, Mo., has announced his intention to step down as coach in order to devote his time to an anti-hazing task force he plans to create with the help of dean of students Tijuana Julian and athletic director Mark Fisher.

  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) group and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) Joint Response regarding 30% Protein Rule

    by Contributors: Randy Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, Amy Bragg, RD, CSSD, LD, Amy Freel, MS, RD, Christine Karpinski, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN, Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD, Travis Thomas, PhD, RD, CSSD, LD, and Kelly White, MS, RD, CSSD, LD January 2017

    Background:

    Discussion at the December 2014 Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) meeting included consideration of the dietary protein needs of collegiate student-athletes. The Committee requested a joint response from the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) group and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) regarding the state of the science and the state of practice within collegiate athletics on student-athlete dietary protein needs.

  • NCAA's 30 Percent Protein Calorie Rule Deregulated

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    The NCAA has overturned a regulation limiting the amount of protein permitted to be contained in supplements provided by an institution to its student-athletes.

  • Florida High School Track and Field Goes Metric

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In February, the Florida High School Athletic Association will become the first in the country to impose a metric measuring system on field events for all district, regional and state track and field championship meets.

  • Players Sue District for Alleged Anti-Bullying Violation

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Washoe County (Nev.) School District and Galena High School football coach Steve Struzyk and principal Tom Brown, three former players asked for monetary damages to be paid in compensation for economic loss and pain and suffering due to a perceived violation of state law and a district anti-bullying policy.

  • Spreadsheet Earns Harvard Cross Country 'Athletic Probation'

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    The Harvard men’s cross country team was placed on “athletic probation” after an internal review found that members of the 2014 team had made “crude and sexualized statements” about that year’s women’s team on an online spreadsheet, according to the Boston Globe.

  • Parent-Volunteers Take AYSO to Court Over DQ

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    Earlier this month, parent-volunteers for the Ventura (Calif.) Fighting Yams, a U-10 boys' soccer team, testified in the Ventura County Superior Court against the American Youth Soccer Organization in protest of the team’s disqualification from the 2016 season playoffs for failing to meet the minimum requirement for weekly referee points.

  • HS Postseason Ban Overturned After Eligibility Hearing

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Tuesday, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association called for a hearing to investigate the eligibility of Wayne Hills varsity football players Hunter and Tyler Hayek. Claims of ineligibility were based on the assertion that the brothers transferred to the Wayne Hills school district in October of last year without registering a suitable change of residence. Evidence to these claims was provided by driver’s licenses showing a previous address in Woodland park, and a voter registration for the boys’ father under the same outdated address.