• Military, Municipal Rec Programs Leverage Resources

    by Emily Attwood September 2014

    Residents in Fairborn, Ohio, have had few outlets for cooling off during the hot summer months since their local public pool was closed in 2009 and subsequently demolished. Construction of a new pool was not in the budget, but that didn't stop the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division from looking for other solutions. This past summer, through a partnership with the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, residents were overjoyed to have access to the base's Prairie Pool for the summer.

  • UT Policy to Address Domestic, Relationship Violence

    by Megan Boehnke September 2014

    A campus task force went to work Tuesday revising the University of Tennessee’s new sexual assault policy — the first university-wide policy to also cover domestic and relationship violence.

  • Waterway Taxi Ending Service to UT Football Games

    by Carly Harrington, September 2014

    After six years of providing a water taxi service during University of Tennessee football games, Captain John Farmer is ending the service because of new enforcement from the Knoxville Police Department.

  • FSU Equipment Staff Blamed for Winston's Suit-Up

    by Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer September 2014

    The sight of suspended Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston on the field in full pads before Saturday's game against Clemson had many fans and television viewers wondering if he truly understood the consequences of his actions. But coach Jimbo Fisher, who was caught on camera with an exasperated look as he sent Winston back to the locker room to change, said the reigning Heisman Trophy winner was not to blame for the "miscommunication."

  • Background Check Backlogs Affecting Volunteer Pipeline

    by Matt Buedel GateHouse Media September 2014

    The backlog — caused by a combination of reduced staffing and mandated prioritization of background checks for thousands of other individuals, according to a department spokeswoman — has affected the volunteer pool for groups like the Greater Peoria Family YMCA.

  • 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.