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Legal Issues
July 18, 2017
Chris Spielman, a former star linebacker for Ohio State University is suing the school over its use of his and other current and former Ohio State athletes' names and likenesses in marketing programs and contracts, including one sponsored by Honda. The class action suit was brought on behalf Spielman and other current and former Buckeye football players after eight months of negotiation with the school failed to produce a resolution. According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit targets Ohio... more
Web Exclusives
July 17, 2017
Summer sports camps aren’t always just about the Xs and Os. Coaches and athletic directors across the country are taking the time to organize events with bigger takeaways for the participants, ranging from networking to focusing on academics and athletics to avoid violence. The Lehigh Valley SportsFest is one example of reaching dual goals. The basketball tournament for high school boys’ and girls’ teams also gives local college students the opportunity to learn how to put on a large sports... more
Web Exclusives
July 17, 2017
CLEVELAND – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) have elected Scott Wiegandt, director of athletics at Bellarmine University, to serve as President for 2017-18. “I’m looking forward to an outstanding year in 2017-18,” said Wiegandt. “We have an outstanding team assembled on the D2ADA board, and it will be an honor and privilege to serve as president.” Back in 2015, we talked with Wiegandt in this Quesion & Answer piece about hosting the NCAA Division II Fall Festival, the... more
High School News
July 14, 2017
All uniforms worn in high school track and field/cross country must be either issued or approved by the school. The uniform revision in Rule 4-3-1 was one of the four revisions recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 12-14 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. In other changes, a new penalty was added to Rule 6-2-14. Several prohibitions regarding... more
Leadership
July 14, 2017
Clark College has named Chris Jacob as Director of Athletics after a national search. Jacob joined the college in January 2015 as Assistant Athletic Director before serving as the Interim Athletic Director beginning in September 2016. Jacob has a Master of Education degree from Concordia University and a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He is a strong student advocate and works to ensure Clark's compliance with state,... more
Legal Issues
July 13, 2017
Matt Heath has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer, the College of Charleston, alleging that he was fired from his position as Head Baseball Coach without being given the opportunity to defend himself. According to The Post And Courier, the lawsuit alleges that Heath had been accused of verbally abusing his students, giving excessive practice to his players, and, in one case, imitating a sex act against a player, based on information gathered in an investigation... more

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