Legal Issues
April 18, 2018
On Tuesday, the College Athletes Civil Rights Act of 2018, known as Assembly Bill 2747, passed the California State Assembly Committee on Higher Education. According to Pasadena Now, the recently amended version of the bill allows NCAA Division I college athletes to get paid through a degree completion fund, and also protects them from potential abuse. Chris Holden, author of the bill, believes protections for athletes are needed because participating in sports involves significant time... more
Strategic Planning
April 18, 2018
In reaction to the school's decision to cut four sports teams, Eastern Michigan University student-athletes and faculty organized a protest, arguing that the cost savings would be counter-productive. According to Michigan Radio's website, Eastern Mighican is slated to cut men's swimming, softball, women's tennis and wrestling. Chris Poland, a wrestler, said he was upset that the university had decided this without consulting the students, and that he would likely transfer to another school in... more
April 17, 2018
After over a year of negotiations, Dreher High School, in Columbia, S.C., and its neighbors have agreed on a plan for the school to build new athletic fields that won't disrupt residents' quality of life.  According to The State, Dreher and its neighbors have been discussing the project--five tennis courts and a new turf field---for a year and a half. The Columbia City Council had tentatively agreed to rezone Dreher's property last month, but required that the school discuss the project with... more
Student-Athlete Welfare
April 17, 2018
E.J. Perry, who coaches four sports at two schools in Massachusetts, has been placed on administrative leave for one and stepped down from another in response to concerns about his methods of coaching. According to USA Today High School Sports, Andover High School had heard “credible enough” allegations that Perry had used inappropriate coaching practices as a volleyball coach, at the same time that he stepped down from his position as head basketball coach for Triton Regional High School. “... more
Progressive Programs
April 17, 2018
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) will add women’s wrestling as an invitational sport beginning the 2018-19 academic year. The decision was unanimously approved by the NAIA’s National Administrative Council at the NAIA National Convention in Kansas City, Mo. “The NAIA is proud to be the first intercollegiate athletics association to officially recognize women’s wrestling,” said NAIA President & CEO Jim Carr. “This is a great opportunity to empower female student-... more
High School News
April 16, 2018
Last week, the CIF Federated Council unanimously approved a new rule prohibiting California teams from playing against schools that do not participate in state championship playoffs, starting in the next school year. According to the Los Angeles Times, Terry Barnum, a member of the Council, said the schools that are prohibited--including Findlay Prep in Nevada, IMG Academy in Florida and Oak Hill Academy in Virginia--are at an unfair advantage due to being allowed to recruit. "Their balance... more


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