November 2, 2009 - Issue 432
Clothing Choice Costs Team Title This Maryland high school cross country team would have won the county championship last Monday, but a runner’s black compression shorts had contrasting white stitching—an NFHS uniform violation. Read the full story...
Coach Calls Foul Former Brandeis University softball coach and professor Mary Sullivan is suing the school under Title VII, alleging age discrimination in her firing three years ago. Read the full story...
Painting Rocks Or Hazing? Administrators at East Stroudsburg University barred the school’s field hockey team from participating in its conference playoffs due to allegations of a team hazing activity. Team members say they were simply painting rocks around the field. Read the full story...
Season Of The Swine Flu Should playoffs be postponed if a school participating is closed due to an outbreak of H1N1 flu? That’s just one of the questions administrators are struggling with right now. Read the full story...
Raise Causes Controversy Western Kentucky University Athletic Director Wood Selig is up for a raise this week, even after the school president told faculty and staff last year that raises would not be given to anyone on staff. Read the full story...
Division I Finances The release of two reports is shedding new light on finances among NCAA Division I institutions. The initial response from university presidents and athletics directors is a call for cost-curbing legislation. Read the full story...
Like Lane Kiffin University of Tennessee Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin is mentioned in a line of controversial rap artist Lil Wayne’s newest song. Kiffin says the exposure is good for the Volunteers program. Read the full story...
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Overstepping Religious Bounds? Penn State University officials are fielding some complaints about the T-shirts worn at its white out game. From a distance, the design on the shirts looks like a religious cross. Read the full story...
No Home Advantage This Wisconsin high school will be playing all of its football playoff games on the road due to a clerical error that the athletic director is taking full responsibility for. Read the full story...
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