April 12, 2017

Texas could allow home-schooled students to play HS sports

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow the state's home-schooled students to play sports at their area high schools. Thirty-one states currently allow some type of athletic participation for home-schooled students, but none as big ...

March 2, 2017

Utah advancing bill that would change state athletic association

Utah's legislature is moving a bill that would take some power away from the state's athletic association and create more transparency from the organization. The bill (HB 413) passed through the House Education committee on Wednesday, despite obje...

February 19, 2016

Iowa legislator introduces bill requiring ATs for ‘collision sports’

The Iowa state senate is reviewing a bill that would require high schools to have athletic trainers at all home games for what are considered "collision sports." The bill was drafted with the help of Brad Floy, secretary of the Iowa Athletic Train...

January 5, 2016

Indiana considers law protecting sports officials

Indiana legislators will consider a new law that would stiffen penalties against overzealous fans who assault sports officials. [caption id="attachment_14971" align="alignright" width="279"] Indiana aims to stiffen penalties against anyone who as...

December 3, 2015

Florida House advancing bill that would change athletic association

The Florida House of Representatives is moving a bill that would change the way the Florida High School Athletic Association does business. We posted news of the bill last week, but since then the House Appropriations Committee unanimously approve...

September 15, 2015

California nears statewide ban on use of ‘Redskins’

California is a governor's signature away from implementing a statewide ban on the use of "Redskins" by any of its schools. The senate and assembly last week passed the California Racial Mascots Act, which would prohibit public schools from using ...