April 20, 2010 - Issue 455

Facebook Photo Leads to Lawsuit  After punishing a girls’ lacrosse player over a Facebook photo, this high school was sued by the athlete’s parents. Last week, a temporary restraining order was denied by a judge in U.S. District Court. Read the full story...

No Savings By Cutting  After a thorough review, the University of Northern Iowa has found that cutting its football program would not result in any significant long-term savings. Read the full story...

Track Athletes Brawl  Two Louisiana high school track and field teams were involved in a melee at a meet last month, and both schools have been fined and put on probation. Read the full story...


 
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NCAA Report  At the NCAA Division I Legislative Council meeting last week, the group approved mandatory screening of athletes for the sickle-cell trait and modified proposals on amateurism rules and summer camps. Read the full story...

New Drug Sounding Alarms  It is legal, but produces a high similar to marijuana, and its health effects are not yet known. A look at K2 (also called Spice Gold) and its impact on athletes. Read the full story...

Team Rules Violated  A highly-touted quarterback at the University of Georgia has been kicked off the team by Head Coach Mark Richt six weeks after being arrested during his spring break. Read the full story...

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State Rules Changes  From reducing sports schedules to eligibility rules, several states are debating new policies for high school athletics. Read the full story...

Follow Up: Rutgers Must Regroup  The Rutgers University men’s basketball program is in turmoil, as Head Coach Fred Hill reportedly rejected a buyout offer from the school. Read the full story...

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Add-Drop Time  Reviewing sports teams that have been cut, added, and saved over the last few weeks. Read the full story...

Just the Facts  After too many inappropriate comments, this Connecticut newspaper has decided to remove online commenting from all of its high school sports stories. Read the full story...

Mountaineers Honor Miners  For the upcoming season, the West Virginia University football team will wear helmet decals honoring the 29 coal miners killed in an accident earlier this month. Read the full story...

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