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Ohio high school athletes still banned from NIL arena

High school athletes in Ohio will not be able to profit from using their name, image and likeness just as college athletes have recently been able to do. Ohio High School Athletic Association member schools overwhelmingly voted down, 538-254, an association proposal that would have allowed student-athletes to sign endorsement agreements. The proposal mirrored recent […]

New Connecticut law will permit school logos, colors in NIL endorsements

College athletes will be able to use their school names and logos to earn cash under a new law, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said. The Democratic governor signed Public Act 22-11 into law this week that, beginning July 1, will give student-athletes the right to use their university or college’s name, trademarks, mascots, colors, copyrights, and other […]

Saint Boy’s rebellion spurs debate about ethical treatment of horses at the Olympics — and beyond

As the glitter and dust of the Tokyo Olympic games settle, one controversy doesn’t just have legs, it has four legs. This is largely due to an ugly scene in the modern pentathlon, an intense event in which human athletes fence, swim, shoot, run and ride a horse all in the same day. During the […]

FIFA and EA sports are splitting; a look at 30 years of game innovation, and what fans can expect next

EA Sports and FIFA will part ways after almost 30 years of collaboration. This is surprising for a number of reasons, not least because it is such a large part of EA’s success: FIFA, a video game franchise using the world governing body of soccer’s official licence, is regularly played by 35 million people. 325 […]

Top athletes have special advantages entering college, like children of alumni

In recent years, colleges have paid more attention to complaints that their admissions decisions give unfair advantages to children of their alumni. Lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures are deciding whether to address the advantages given to these so-called “legacy” admissions. But as a scholar of higher education and intercollegiate athletics, I see another group of college applicants also getting preferential treatment: recruited athletes. Recruited […]

Lydia Ko’s ‘time of the month’ comment showed how far sportswomen have come – and how much still has to change

Last weekend’s LPGA event in California will likely be remembered as much for what was said as the golf that was played. Asked about some on-course treatment she’d needed for back pain, world number three Lydia Ko replied matter-of-factly, “It’s that time of the month.” The candid reference to her menstrual cycle had Golf Channel commentator Jerry […]

IHSA launching ‘Officiating 101’

The Illinois High School Association is hoping a new effort will help persuade more people to become officials for prep sporting events. The organization has launched a series of “Officiating 1-0-1” informative sessions across the state, with initial events in Downs, Mt. Vernon and Quincy. “‘Officiating 101’ is really simple,” said Sam Knox, assistant executive […]

How do we protect kids from abuse in sport without creating a ‘culture of suspicion’ that ruins it for everyone?

Although sport is often touted as a vehicle for positive experiences, many investigations into sporting cultures – particularly high performance sport – have highlighted how predatory or abusive behaviour by coaches can emerge and be tolerated. The potential for (and reality of) abuse in youth sport is based on various factors. This includes the reputation […]

Tennessee lawmakers approve sales tax deal for new Chattanooga Lookouts stadium

State sales tax funding for a new baseball stadium in Chattanooga was passed in the last week of Tennessee’s legislative session. House Bill 2609 was approved 79-11 by the House and 28-0 in the Senate. It would allow the Chattanooga Lookouts to move to a new stadium in the city and retain a sales tax deal […]

Hopes for passing sports wagering bill fade in Missouri Senate

Hopes for legalized sports betting faded in the Missouri Senate this week due to a conflict over video lottery terminals. “You know, I’m always optimistic and try to be optimistic,” Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, told reports on Thursday. “but I think the chances are pretty slim right now.” Hoskins said he was promised by Sen. […]