Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
- Maine HS Sports Growth Outpaces Officials' Groups
by Ernie Clark August 2017
Officials organizations for nearly every interscholastic sport in Maine have dealt with a shortage of members in recent years, leaving some sub-varsity contests understaffed.
- Bellevue Investigation Ignites Calls for WIAA Oversight
by Jim Camden August 2017
The Legislature may try to impose some state control on the organization that oversees high school sports in Washington after a series of angry Bellevue residents accused it of racism, intimidation and harassment in a recent investigation. "There has to be some government oversight," Shelly Carlson, a Bellevue High School parent, who accused the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association of "using a hammer to squash a fly" in its investigation of rule violations at the school. An investigation released last year by the WIAA and the Bellevue School District concluded that a few players were encouraged and given tuition assistance to attend an alternative school that made them eligible for sports at Bellevue High. Some also were given false addresses to make them eligible to play for Bellevue, and coaches were involved in improper recruiting.
- What to Expect from UNC's NCAA Infractions Hearing
by Andrew Carter August 2017
After a three-year investigation and three notices of allegations, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will appear today before the NCAA Committee on Infractions in Nashville.
- HS Association Blackballs Non-Member School
by Tom Kreager August 2017
No TSSAA-member school will be permitted to play Knoxville Christian in any sport beginning this school year. The TSSAA's Board of Control passed the measure unanimously after TSSAA staff told the board that the school admitted to recruiting athletes.
- WSU Coach Leach: NCAA Changes Rules Too Often
by Theo Lawson August 2017
Mike Leach isn't necessarily bothered by a recent NCAA ruling that disallows teams from holding multiple full-contact practices on the same day...
- NCAA Rule Ends Two-a-Day Football Practices
by Steve Megargee July 2017
As part of its efforts to increase safety, the NCAA approved a plan this year that prevents teams from holding multiple practices with contact in a single day.
- Date Set for UNC, NCAA Infractions Committee Hearing
by Fuller Jackson July 2017
North Carolina is scheduled to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel next month in its multiyear and oft-delayed academic case. Responding to records requests, UNC on Tuesday released a June 9 letter from the NCAA setting Aug. 16-17 for the hearing in Nashville, Tennessee. The letter requests that men s basketball coach Roy Williams, football coach Larry Fedora and women s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell attend. Williams and Fedora aren t charged with a violation Fedora wasn t working at UNC during the time in question but their programs are referenced in a broader improper benefits charge. Hatchell isn t charged either, but a former professor and academic counselor for women s basketball is cited for providing improper assistance on assignments.
- Family Fitness Ordered to Retract Cancellation Policy
by Courtney Cameron July 2017
Family Fitness Center of western Michigan has been issued a cease and desist order regarding its cancellation fees from the Michigan attorney general’s office.
- NCAA to Investigate Strength Coach Certification, Oversight
by Jason Scott July 2017
During the Big 12 Conference’s media event on Monday, league commissioner and chairman of the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee Bob Bowlsby said that the governing body will examine the certification of NCAA strength and conditioning coaches.
- Commander Proposes Rec Facility on Former Prison Site
by Courtney Cameron July 2017
The prison commander at the Guantanamo Bay naval base has filed notice with a federal court of plans to demolish the former detention site Camp Iguana and reclaim the area for recreational use.