Law & Policy: Drugs & Alcohol
- Gatesville ISD Reverses PED Suspensions
by Andy Berg October 2017
The Gatesville Independent School District in Gatesville, Tex., has reversed suspensions for six football players accused of using PEDs.
- HS Sports Parents Opt Kids Out of Drug, Alcohol Tests
by Marc Kovac October 2017
A little more than half of students involved in sports and other activities at Granville High School have opted out of new drug and alcohol testing.
- New Mexico Head Coach Davie Under Investigation
by Andy Berg September 2017
University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie is under investigation for alleged mistreatment of players and matters related to the school’s drug-testing program.
According to a report from NMfishbowl.com, UNM began an investigation of Davie after spring exit interviews with players.
UNM spokeswoman Cinnamon Blair has confirmed the investigation but added that the school would not make further comment until the investigation was complete.
Davie, who was hired in 2012, is not unfamiliar to controversy. NMfishbowl.com reported back in January that player exit interviews from previous two seasons showed signs of discontent amongst players.
- University of Texas Announces Partnership with Corona
by Jason Scott July 2017
“Horns Up, Limes In!”
- Infographic: Steroid Abuse in HS and College Athletes
by Jane Otterson - Confirm BioSciences July 2017
High school and college students are young and impressionable. Driven by concern about their body image or inspired by mainstream athletes, they start taking steroids — or anabolic steroids in particular — that mimic testosterone hormones and their effects. It helps them build strength and endurance, which they require to boost their performance in various sports.
- Purdue to Expand In-Stadium Alcohol Sales
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
This fall, Purdue Athletics will expand beer and wine sales in Ross-Ade Stadium and Mackey Arena. The department was authorized to expand sales by the Purdue Board of Trustees and university president Mitch Daniels.
- HS Coaches Fired for Using Team Bus to Buy Beer
by Jason Scott June 2017
Two Oklahoma high school basketball coaches were reportedly fired after using a school bus to make a beer run.
- LSU Looks to Open Beer Garden at Tiger Stadium
by Jason Scott March 2017
LSU is working on plans to bring beer sales to football games for the 2017 season, though nothing is official just yet.
- Baylor Produces Text Evidence; Briles Drops Libel Suit
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
A new lawsuit was filed Thursday by seven Baylor officials, several school regents and the interim university president among them, accusing former head football coach Art Briles and other members of the athletics administration of conspiring to keep hidden multiple counts of athlete misconduct.
- Rutgers Revises Drug Policy, Eases Marijuana Penalties
by Jason Scott January 2017
A new drug testing policy at Rutgers, implemented last August, relaxes penalties student-athletes receive if they are found to have used marijuana. The new policy creates a distinction between penalties for marijuana and other drugs, including hard drugs such as cocaine or heroin, or performance enhancing drugs.