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Student-Athlete Welfare
January 25, 2019
For the fifth year in a row, representatives of the Autonomy Five conferences met at the NCAA’s annual convention to approve additional protections and benefits for students who play intercollegiate sports. This year, schools voted to require that institutions make mental health services and resources available for student-athletes, and passed a resolution committing the five conferences to bring forward legislation that will redefine rules concerning agents and advisors to assist student-... more
Leadership
January 24, 2019
North Idaho College recently fired its Head Wrestling Coach, Pat Whitcomb, over academic integrity violations. Whitcomb, however, believes he was let go for complaining about possible security and rights violations the college committed, according to the Coeur D'Alene/Post Falls Press, such as not providing access for a double-amputee wrestler and failing to address an assault on a female faculty member. "I have issues with how administrators have handled things going on down there, and that's... more
Legal Issues
January 24, 2019
When the Fairview (Pa.) High School boys' basketball team held tryouts earlier this season, Tim Linhart was not chosen for the squad. His mother believes he was excluded because he has Asperger's Syndrome and filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, which is investigating the claim, as reported by YourErie.com, Linhart feels that he had what it took to be a part of the team. "I'm not a charity case and I definitely have the skills,” Linhart said. Greg Cercone, Head Boys'... more
Leadership
January 24, 2019
Lesley Irvine, Director of Athletics and Recreation and the Chair of Physical Education at Pomona and Pitzer Colleges, will become Vice President and Director of Athletics at Colorado College, effective June 1.   Irvine has 17 years of experience as a successful coach, campus health and wellness advocate, and athletics administrator. She also has experience as a student-athlete, playing indoor and outdoor field hockey in her native England at Loughborough University, and later at the University... more
Facilities
January 23, 2019
Parking at college football games can be a problem, and it can lead to disgruntled fans. To alleviate glitches encountered last fall, Penn State University will be holding town hall meetings on the topic. According to the York Dispatch, there will be four meetings, all of which will take place in Beaver Stadium's media room, and will allow people to speak with representatives from Penn State Athletics, police and outside consultant SP+ about changes. The meetings will be on Saturday from 1:30-2... more
January 23, 2019
This article is featured in a multi-part series presented by Coaching Management, which documents sport coaches who serve as role models in their communities, both on and off the field. If you know of a deserving coach who should be recognized, send an email including the coach’s name, sport, and school or team name to: coachingmgt@momentummedia.com.   Sometimes, the truest of successes cannot be measured. Try telling that to Gina Maher, Head Girls’ Basketball Coach at Irvington (N.Y.) High... more

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