May 11, 2009 - Issue 407
APR Scores Are Out Last week, the NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) numbers for all Division I teams. For the first time, squads with three consecutive years of low APRs were subject to a ban from postseason play. Read the full story...
Costly High-Five The Central Lakes College softball team lost a junior college state tournament game after a walk-off home run was disallowed because the player who hit it slapped hands with teammates before touching home. But the rule reads that the offending team should have been warned rather than called out. Read the full story...
Suing Over Use Of Likeness Sam Keller, a former football player at Arizona State and Nebraska, is suing the NCAA and video game company Electronic Arts for the use of student-athlete likenesses in video games. Read the full story...
Knowing The Rules Nothing makes an athletic department look worse than when someone on staff neglects to follow a governing body’s rules. In these cases, the errors had to do with completing physical forms, high school players attending a college practice, and a coach working with athletes in the off-season. Read the full story...
FSU’s Spetman Talks The Orlando Sentinel sat down for a Q&A with Florida State University Athletic Director Randy Spetman, who spoke about how the school is cutting costs and dealing with a few touchy situations with its coaches. Read the full story...
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Education is the best prevention against disease outbreaks, and prevention is the best policy.
Betting Scandal Suspects Charged Eight men—two Detroit businessmen and six former University of Toledo athletes—have been federally charged in connection with point-shaving scandals that allegedly took place at Toledo in 2005 and 2006. Read the full story...
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Tough Hire? The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association is looking to fill its Executive Secretary position, which is proving to be no easy task, as it is a time-consuming and mentally demanding job that won’t come without controversy. Read the full story...
The Dreaded Tear One of the most feared injuries in sports is the ACL tear. In this article, Dawn Comstock reveals the results of her latest study on ACL injuries in high school athletes. Read the full story...