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October 03, 2015

Appeals Court Puts Kibosh on Deferred-Compensation Plan for NCAA Athletes

A three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a proposed plan that would have paid certain student-athletes as much as $5,000 annually in deferred compensation.

September 08, 2015

Texas H.S. Football Players May Face Charges After Tackling Referee

Two football players from John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas, could be facing criminal charges after appearing to intentionally tackle a referee during a game on Friday night.

September 03, 2015

Former N.J. Football Players Placed on Probation Following Hazing Scandal

Six former football players from Sayreville War Memorial (N.J.) High School were placed on probation and ordered to each serve 50 hours of community service following a horrific hazing scandal last fall.

August 18, 2015

NLRB Rejects Northwestern Football Players' Attempt to Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board unanimously declined jurisdiction Monday in the case involving Northwestern University football players attempting to unionize.

June 26, 2015

Team Sues Little League Over Stripped Championship

A Chicago-based former Little League team has filed a lawsuit against Little League International over the organization's decision to strip the team's United States championship earlier this year.

February 06, 2015

Mother Sues Pop Warner Over Suicide of Former Football-Playing Son

A Wisconsin mother filed a lawsuit against Pop Warner Thursday, accusing the organization of negligence that directly lead to her son's suicide.

November 04, 2014

Parents Sue N.Y. School Districts, Medical Responders Over Football Player's Death

The parents of a 16-year-old who died last fall from football-related brain trauma are suing the New York school districts he played for and the medical responders who tended to him the night he sustained his fatal injury.

August 11, 2014

Texas Cheerleaders Take Religious Message Battle to State Supreme Court

A group of Texas high school cheerleaders filed a petition with the state Supreme Court over an ongoing dispute about the display of banners with religious messages at high school football games.

June 09, 2014

Lawsuit Over College Athletes' Image Rights Finally Goes to Trial

A lawsuit over the usage of college athletes' images goes to trial beginning today, and the ramifications could reach far and wide if U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken rules in favor of the plaintiffs.

June 05, 2014

Three Ga. Student-Athletes Accused of Prom-Night Rape

Three Ga. high school seniors have been charged with aggravated sexual battery and consumption of alcohol by a minor stemming from an alleged sexual assault during a post-prom party.

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