Girls of Color Found Most Deprived of H.S. Athletic Opportunities

When it comes to high school-based athletic opportunities, girls of color are coming up shortest, according to a new report from the National Women's Law Center and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council.


Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Calls for Stricter Youth-Concussion Rules

In response to a lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association over youth-football concussions, the Chicago Sun-Times' editorial board wants to see stricter concussion rules enacted statewide.


S.C. Lawmakers Vote Against Private School Students in Public School Sports

A South Carolina House of Representatives committee voted against a bill Tuesday that would have allowed private school students to participate in public school sports in certain circumstances.


Texas House Advances Bill Mandating EKGs for High School Athletes

The Texas House of Representatives approved a bill last week that would require high school athletes to undergo an electrocardiogram, or an EKG, before participating on a sports team.


Sen. Dick Durbin Reintroduces Federal Youth-Concussion Legislation

On Thursday, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced legislation that would establish a national standard for youth-concussion treatment and prevention.


Which Colleges Are Offering Extra Aid to Student-Athletes Under New NCAA Rules?

It's becoming clearer just how much future student-athletes at the Power Five colleges and universities stand to benefit from new NCAA rules regarding athletic scholarships.


Senate Ed. Committee Approves ESEA Amendment Renewing Phys. Ed. Program

During a markup of the proposed ESEA rewrite Wednesday, the Senate education committee unanimously passed an amendment that would reauthorize funding for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program.


Illinois High School Association Asks Judge to Dismiss Concussion Lawsuit

In a motion filed Friday, the Illinois High School Association asked a judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed against it late last year over its handling of youth-football concussions.


Sixth Grader Wins ESPN's Bracket Challenge, Donates XBox to Charity

A 12-year-old who tied for first in ESPN.com's Bracket Challenge used part of his winnings to donate an XBox One to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.


Sports Stars Salute College Hoops Player Lauren Hill, Who Died of Brain Cancer

The sports world paid tribute Friday to Lauren Hill, a freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, who died after a year-and-a-half-long battle with a rare form of inoperable brain cancer.


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