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Student-Athlete Welfare
June 14, 2018
On Wednesday, the NCAA approved rule changes that allow Division I athletes to transfer schools without the permission of their school or coach. According to USA Today, the “notification-of-transfer” model requires the schools to enter the names of athletes who transfer into a national transfer database within two days, allowing any coach from another school to contact those athletes. The rule change will take effect on October 15, and will apply to all Division I sports. Nicholas Clark, a... more
Strategic Planning
June 14, 2018
Starting this fall, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.) Regional High School will offer girls' gymnastics. According to The Two River Times, Stacy Connone and Stacey Strandberg, two area parents, were responsible for establishing the team, and serve as the president and vice president, respectively. Connone said the team will fill a need in the community. “As parents with girls who are competitive gymnasts, and with some of them about to begin their high school years, the conversations at home were... more
Leadership
June 14, 2018
Following a national search, Susan Kolb, Ph.D. has been named the new director of athletics at Hood College. She will begin her duties July 1, 2018. "Susan Kolb is a great fit for Hood College athletics," said Hood College President Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D. "Her leadership skills and experience with student academic support will strengthen our program and enable our student-athletes to succeed on and off the field of play." Kolb will replace Tom Dickman, who will retire June 30, after a 15-... more
Leadership
June 13, 2018
Results from the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) nationally generalizable survey of athletics administrators show that the majority (51%) are either unaware of their Title IX coordinator, not supported by a Title IX coordinator, or not sure if they have this support. The remaining 39 percent are receiving some support from a Title IX coordinator. As indicated by Title IX, school districts must designate a Title IX coordinator in order to encourage equal athletic opportunities and... more
High School News
June 13, 2018
Due to a rise in ejections over the last few years, the University Interscholastic League Legislative Council approved a rule change strengthening penalties for high school student-athletes in Texas who are ejected from games. According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, players will now miss the team's next game, as a minimum. In football, an ejected player will only miss the first half of the next game. The rule change will not affect ejections within playing rules, or soccer, since the card... more
Student-Athlete Welfare
June 12, 2018
After more than 30 years at UC Santa Barbara, Head Track and Field Coach Pete Dolan has been fired. Former athletes' letters allege verbal and psychological abuse.  Alys Martinez, a reporter for keyt.com, obtained letters from student-athletes who attended UC Santa Barbara between 2010 and 2017. The letters, sent to John McCutcheon, Director of Athletics, and Kelly Barsky, Deputy Director, alleged that Dolan engaged in psychological and verbal abuse, such as suspending athletes for no reason... more

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