Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Opinion: Ban on Playground Swings Won't Save Lives
by The Washington Times October 2014
Going to school these days isn't what it used to be. Kids are marched through metal detectors on the way to a disappointing lunch of arugula with a side of alfalfa sprouts. Now they're ruining recess. Swings in Seattle are now forbidden.
Sayreville Superintendent: Football Program in Jeopardy
by Post wire report October 2014
Seven high school athletes are facing charges for an alleged series of horrific hazing cases and a town is in upheaval. The football program at Sayreville War Memorial High School may be more trouble than it's worth, the school's superintendent said.
HS Athlete Charged with Felony Assault Still Playing
by Andrew Brandt October 2014
In August, teenager Nick Vincenzo was jumped, robbed and beaten by three young men and a juvenile in North Ridgeville, OH.
Four Off HS Football Team as Girls' Locker Video Probed
by Glen Rosales, Journal North October 2014
Four students who were on the Escalante High School football team "are not on the team anymore" as the school investigates allegations that boys took secret cellphone video of a girl's volleyball team changing clothes in a locker room last week, according to the football coach.
Georgia AD: Bogus Info Rampant in Gurley Benefits Case
by Scott Adamson, Anderson Independent-Mail (South Carolina) October 2014
A day after the University of Georgia announced that junior tailback Todd Gurley had been suspended indefinitely, athletic director Greg McGarity released a statement on the matter. With most media outlets reporting that Gurley’s suspension centers around whether or not he received compensation for signing memorabilia, McGarity says there is “misinformation” in many of the reports.
Big Ten Becomes First Power Conference to Guarantee Scholarships
by Michael Gaio October 2014
The Big Ten has become the first major conference to guarantee scholarships to all student-athletes through the duration of an athlete's enrollment at one of its universities.
Suspended Georgia RB Allegedly Signed Memorabilia for Cash
by Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
Georgia has suspended star running back Todd Gurley indefinitely during an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the university said Thursday.
Bill to Balance Public-Private Roles in Park Maintenance
by Honolulu Star-Advertiser October 2014
A new proposal before the Honolulu City Council seeking to amplify the private-sector role could yield improvements at city parks that would serve the public interest -- as long as the city does not relinquish its own obligation.
Muslim Woman Denied Access to Public Pool Due to Attire
by Michael Gaio October 2014
It's an age-old issue for pool managers: what is appropriate swimming attire?
Much to the dismay of Sabah Ali, the Commerce City Recreation Center outside of Denver, did not allow her to swim while wearing clothing that conforms to her Muslim beliefs. Ali was wearing what she called an "Islamic dress" with a shirt and pants underneath.
Even in Replay Era, MLB Umps Subject of Player Scorn
by Paul White, @PBJWhite, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
These first playoffs of the replay era are supposed be a new world for major league umpires. Yet even before the division series round has been completed, the disdain is starting to sound awfully familiar.