Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
- Schools Appeal NMAA Over Alignment, Classification
by James Yodice December 2017
With more moving parts than it was ready to piece together Wednesday, the New Mexico Activities Association's board of directors tabled appeals by a dozen member schools as it tries to finalize its alignment and classification for the next two years.
- Why Sexual Violence Education Is Important for Student-Athletes
by Nathan Pine December 2017
As athletics administrators, we have the ability to help shape society by influencing the values of those we mentor. In the high-pressure environment of college athletics, this is a fact that can sometimes be underappreciated. But remembering just how essential a role we play in the education of our student-athletes is more important now than ever.
- University of Buffalo to Receive NCAA Diversity Award
by The Buffalo News December 2017
The University at Buffalo will receive the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletics Association 2018 Award for Diversity and Inclusion at the NCAA Convention next month in Indianapolis.
- Investigation Finds Grades Altered for Eligibility
by Jennifer Pignolet December 2017
A Trezevant High School football player became eligible to play college sports after someone changed his grade in a reading class on his transcript from a 54 to a 90.
- Lawmaker: Let Locals Have a Chance to Buy MLS Team
by Jim Siegel December 2017
A Franklin County lawmaker says a state law passed in reaction to Art Modell's decision to move the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore could be used to stop the Columbus Crew SC from leaving town.
- CPTA Responds to Athletic Training Bill
by Courtney Cameron December 2017
The California Physical Therapy Association has released a statement pointing out potential flaws in Assembly Bill 1510 regarding the regulation of athletic training licensure.
- Mayor Denies Plan to Oust Atlanta Recreation Authority Head
by Stephen Deere and J. Scott Trubey December 2017
The two-paragraph letter from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was buried deep in the City Council's Monday agenda. It asked for the council to approve his appointment of a new executive director for the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority.
- Wisconsin Considers Girls-Only HS Wrestling Division
by Courtney Cameron December 2017
Girls have been competing in high school boys wrestling in Wisconsin since the 1970s. Now, due to a marked increase in statewide participation, they may have a shot at their own division.
- IOC Bans Russia from 2018 Olympics Over Doping Scandal
by Rachel Axon December 2017
Three years after the first major revelations about systemic Russian doping came to light, the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia from the Pyeongchang Olympics brought significant sanctions on international sport's biggest stage. Russia will be banned from the Olympics, punishment for what an IOC commission concluded Tuesday was a "systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules" that operated through the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
- Ole Miss Penalty Includes Bowl Ban, Loss of Scholarships
by Salt Lake Tribune December 2017
Mississippi's football program won't participate in the postseason this year or in 2018 as part of the NCAA's sanctions levied against the school in the long-running rules violation case that included a charge of lack of institutional control.