Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
- Levi's Stadium Case Illustrates 'Associational Discrimination'
by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio December 2017
The Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990. It prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including all places open to the general public. Levi's Stadium opened as the home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers in 2014, and today ranks as the fourth most expensive venue in the league at a cost of $1.3 billion.
- NFL Doles Out Discipline After Steelers-Bengals Game
by Worcester Telegram & Gazette December 2017
One of the NFL's nastiest rivalries set new lows in prime time, forcing fans to avert their eyes.
- Superintendent: Prayer-on-Field Debate Needs Balance
by Megan Erbacher December 2017
Just like anything else, it needs balance, Warrick County School Corp. Superintendent Brad Schneider said about coaches and prayer. But in today's world, he said, balance "doesn't exist much."
- Ineligibility Report Delays High School Playoffs
by Courtney Cameron December 2017
The late reporting of an ineligible player by Earle High School has led to a week’s delay in Arkansas’ Class AAA football playoffs, as the school’s forfeited season has thrown off the bracket.
- HS Coaches Weigh In on Proposed Football Mercy Rule
by Pat Hickey November 2017
Want to be in an awkward spot? Try the sideline of an Indiana high school football game in the second half of a blowout. Either sideline.
- Supreme Court May Overturn Ban on Sports Betting
by Josh Peter November 2017
The politician who has pushed as hard as any other to legalize sports gambling in the USA offered up some inside information. "I don't bet," U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., told USA TODAY.
- Indiana Prep Coaches Pitch Football Seeding Proposal
by Kyle Neddenriep November 2017
Hours before Ben Davis demolished Penn 63-14 on Saturday night to win the Class 6A state championship at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana Football Coaches Association voted to move forward with a proposal to seed sectionals.
- Opinion: Loosening Up On Celebrations Makes NFL Fun Again
by Nancy Armour November 2017
The choreographed celebrations after touchdowns are easily the highlight of the season. Creative and funny, they give fans a glimpse of what their favorite players are really like and, as a result, have helped chip away at the NFL's reputation as the stodgy "No Fun League."
- Missouri State Cuts Field Hockey, Faces Title IX Probe
by Andy Berg November 2017
Missouri State University is under a Title IX investigation for the shuttering of its women’s field hockey program.
- All-Star Appearances Disqualify Players from Playoffs
by Rick Ryan November 2017
Capital will be without four players for Friday's Class AAA playoff quarterfinal after they were ruled ineligible for participating in youth all-star games on Saturday at Poca Middle School.