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  • Planet Fitness Privacy Suit Decision Appealed

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Yvette Cormier, whose Planet Fitness membership was cancelled after she complained about seeing a transgendered person in the club's locker rooms, says she's taking her case to the Michigan Supreme Court. 

    A Midland County Court dismissed Cormier's suit on Jan. 4, 2016, and the decision was affirmed by the Michigan Court of Appeals on June 1 of this year.

  • Montana Governor Signs Youth Concussion Bill

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Montana Governor Steve Bullock on Monday signed into law House Bill 487, which was approved by the state Legislature earlier this year, in an effort to expand the protection of young athletes.

  • Ohio U.'s $6.5M Student-Athlete Center Sparks Debate

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Ohio University is fielding some debate over the construction of the new Perry & Sandy Sook Academic Center, an academic support space dedicated to the campus’ 425 student-athletes.

  • Tennessee Pioneers Safety Rating for Youth Leagues

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    This week, Vanderbilt University in Nashville partnered with the Tennessee Department of Health to develop the nation’s first statewide safety rating for youth sports.

  • Law Professor Promotes Way to Pay College Athletes

    by Paul Steinbach June 2017

    It's called the Duke Model for a number of reasons. Its architect attended Duke University's School of Law, the Blue Devils basketball program is emblematic of big-time college sports, and the Rice Model sounded too agricultural for David Grenardo, who played football for the Owls in the mid-1990s. People are just starting to digest Grenardo's writings on collegiate student-athlete compensation, which suggest athletic conferences control payment amounts based on their own purse and individual performance — a player's availability (games started) and statistical impact (categories led), as well as conference members' post-season success. Poised to see his 46-page work published this year by the Brooklyn Law Review, the author believes this to be a better approach than the type of free-market system being fought for in the ongoing Jenkins v. NCAA class action. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Grenardo, an associate professor of law at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, to make his case.

  • Must Youth Sports Groups Protect Fans from Assault?

    by John Wolohan and Fei Gao June 2017

    According to the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), youth sports provide a number of physical and social benefits. Youth sports allow children to develop new friendships, be physically active and learn how to work and play with others as part of a team. However, youth sports are not without problems — the biggest of which, according to NAYS, is adults.

  • Vail Recreation District Mulls New Property Tax

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Still feeling the repercussions of the 2008 recession, and now in the midst of a state-wide housing market boom, the Vail Recreation District finds itself scraping for funds at a time when its facilities are in need of significant improvements.

  • $9M Claims Announced in NFL Concussion Settlement

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    The first two claims have been announced in the NFL’s billion-dollar concussion settlement, totaling $9 million in benefits, according to ESPN.

  • YouTube or UCF? Player’s Channel Raises Amateurism Concerns

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    A popular (and profitable) YouTube channel run by a University of Central Florida football player has created yet another controversy regarding the NCAA's amateurism policies.

  • Soil Report Complicates Rec Center Renovations

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Planned renovations for the recreation center in Louisville, Colo., were complicated by a soil report, released Friday by Ground Engineering of Denver, that outlined the potential for significant subsidence and shifting soil on the chosen site.