• Coach Refutes Tribal Council’s Claims of Racial Taunts

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    A girls' basketball coach in Idaho is accusing the local tribal leader of “character assassination” for claiming that her players used racial taunts during a tournament game.

  • High School Exits Conference Over Transgender Policy

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    Grace Brethren Christian School in Maryland is accelerating its departure from its athletic conference over disagreements about the standing transgender policy.

  • Only Grass Pitches Allowed at 2023 Women’s World Cup

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    FIFA has decided to nix synthetic turf fields at the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The stipulation was included in requirements sent to those countries bidding for the international tournament.  

  • Texas Governor Abbott Orders Admissions Probes

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    In the wake of the federal admissions-bribery scandal, the governor of Texas is ordering all public universities and colleges in the state to perform a careful examination of their admissions policies. 

  • 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.