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August 29, 2013

Youth-Sports Implications of the NFL's Concussion-Lawsuit Settlement

The settlement also includes a separate research and education fund of $10 million, part of which will go toward youth football.

August 06, 2013

High School Soccer Player Pleads Guilty in Death of Referee

A 17-year-old Utah soccer player accused of killing a referee earlier this year pleaded guilty to third-degree felony homicide by assault.

July 02, 2013

Court Rules Yoga Program 'Not Religious'

A judge ruled that a California school district's yoga program was not religious in nature and does not violate state law.

June 04, 2013

Coaches Immune From Student's Privacy Lawsuit, Appeals Court Rules

Two high school softball coaches are immune from a student's privacy lawsuit because there was no clearly established law barring school officials from discussing a student's private matters with the student's parent.

May 28, 2013

Father Sues School for $40 Million After Son Kicked Off Track Team

Is it a right or a privilege for a student to participate in school-based extracurricular athletics? That's now the basis of a $40 million federal lawsuit.

May 09, 2013

Teen Soccer Player Faces Homicide Charge in Referee's Death

A 17-year-old soccer player was charged with third-degree felony homicide by assault after allegedly punching a referee who later fell into a coma and died.

April 18, 2013

Mich. District Facing Title IX Lawsuit After Student's Sexual Assault

A Mich. district is being sued for allegedly failing to respond to the sexual assault of a female high school student by a player on the school's basketball team.

April 18, 2013

Former Colo. Student-Athlete Wins $3.1M From Riddell in Lawsuit

A jury ruled against Riddell, the country's largest football helmet maker, for failing to adequately warn about the dangers of concussions.

April 02, 2013

Two Former Executives Plead Guilty to Multistate School Sports Fraud

The former CEO and CFO of a sports-equipment-reconditioning company pleaded guilty to defrauding schools in 12 states for nearly $1 million.

March 18, 2013

Steubenville Rape Investigation to Continue, Attorney General Says

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the Steuebenville rape case isn't yet fully closed, despite a verdict that found two high school football players guilty.

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