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January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn Title IX, a landmark piece of legislation prohibiting any education program receiving federal aid from discriminating on the basis of sex, was passed into law 39 years ago this past June. And nearly four decades later, its impact on the landscape of sports is undeniable. ••• Kathryn Olson, CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation in San Francisco told the Telegraph: "The largest impact of Title IX is in terms of participation and perception. Before Title IX, there were one of 27... more
January 29, 2015
High school baseball coaches will be charged with making sure their teams' bats are compliant, under new rules passed by the NFHS.Rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Committee will place more responsibility on coaches for rules-compliant player equipment, effective with the 2012 high school baseball season. At its June 5-7 meeting in Indianapolis, the committee also took steps to define a new tamper-evident protocol for non-... more
January 29, 2015
By Mike Phelps A number of colleges and universities have attempted to take their talents to the D-II level--with varying degrees of success. Here's a look at some recent moves. ••• Recently, ten schools announced that they have been accepted into the NCAA Division II membership process. The schools making the move are Union University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Azusa Pacific University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Fresno Pacific University, Shorter University, Southern Nazarene... more
January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn College coaches across the country have reportedly lost millions of dollars in investments in a pair of incidents, one of which is being called a Ponzi scheme. ••• One of of the incidents is being called a Ponzi scheme. The man accused of running that scheme is former Georgia and Marshall Head Football Coach Jim Donnan. The other case centers on a man with AAU ties who recently committed suicide, J. David Salinas. According to court documents, in the incident allegedly involving... more
January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn As the dangers of concussions become more apparent, many states have passed legislation outlining formal concussion policies. In addition to policies governing removal from games and return to play, a majority of states are now requiring schools to produce materials for parents to educate them about the dangers of concussions. Many of the laws call for state agencies to assist schools in providing this information to parents, but Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio,... more
January 29, 2015
Among the major changes are penalties for wearing jewelry and new pole vault requirements.The penalty for wearing jewelry during high school track and field competition will shift from the team to the individual competitor beginning next season. In its June 8-10 meeting in Indianapolis, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Committee addressed the jewelry rule and clarified two rules in the pole vault among its nine major... more

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