• San Diego Tennis Player Suspended for Gambling

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    A University of San Diego tennis player has been suspended over gambling violations just as university and government officials across the country mull the impact of new sports gambling laws.

  • Watch: Stemming the Abuse of Youth Sports Officials

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    A recent column in the Treasure Coast Palm by Laurence Reisman puts a spotlight on the alarming increase in coach and fan violence in youth sports, much of it directed at game officials. Athletic Business recently ran a story about former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy berating a team of officials at a youth basketball game, and that's just one of many incidents that has lead to a massive shortage in quality officials in all sports. A survey by the National Association of Sports Officials found that 75 percent of referees who quit cite "adult behavior" as the primary cause. 

  • NIAA Mulls Behavior Rules Post Parent-Coach Punch

    by Jason Scott March 2019

    It’s hard to be a coach at any level, and increasingly so at the high school level, where bad behavior by parents is hurting the spirit of sportsmanship — and sometimes literally hurting the coaches themselves.

  • NJSIAA Eyes Raising Member Dues, Tournament Fees

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    As expected, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association finance director Colleen Maguire unveiled potential increases to membership dues and tournament fees Wednesday during the Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey state conference in Atlantic City.

  • Breaking: D-I Coaches Charged in Bribery Case

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    Multiple outlets are reporting that federal authorities have unsealed indictments against college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case.

  • As Attendance Falls, How Much to Charge for HS Sports?

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    The California Interscholastic Federation will raise sports fees the next two years in response to declining attendance at high school championship events, and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association may soon follow suit.

  • Student-Athletes Score in NCAA Compensation Trial

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA cannot limit education-related compensation for student-athletes playing Division I men’s or women’s basketball, or those who compete in Bowl Subdivision football. 

  • Creighton, TCU Snared in FBI Basketball Probe

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    Just weeks from the start of March Madness, two more schools have found themselves smack in the middle of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into corruption at the highest levels of NCAA men’s basketball.

  • West Virginia Votes to License Athletic Trainers

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    Athletic trainers in West Virginia got some welcome news over the weekend after the House voted to approve Senate Bill 60.

  • Mountain West: Court Storming Didn't Cause Incident

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    The Mountain West Conference has concluded that altercations on and off the court Saturday following Utah State's victory over then-No. 12 Nevada in men's basketball resulted from the actions of individuals representing both programs and not the fans who rushed the floor at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan.