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March 15, 2012

Judge Upholds Punishment for Student's Online Rap About Coaches

A federal district judge upheld a seven-day suspension today for a Mississippi high school student who rapped about two of his school's coaches, accusing them of improper conduct with female students.

January 10, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Title IX Case

The group Equity in Athletics Inc. was challenging a 2011 ruling from a district court that found Title IX's three-part compliance test not in violation of the Constitution.

December 12, 2011

Amateur Athletic Union Ex-CEO Accused of Sex Abuse Against Children

Memphis police opened an investigation last week into Robert "Bobby" Dodd, the now-former president and chief executive officer of the Amateur Athletic Union, on the heels of an ESPN report that he sexually abused two of his former players in the 1980s.

December 02, 2011

Suspensions Upheld for N.J. Youth Football Players

After a state judge ruled Thursday to uphold the suspensions, state education commissioner Christopher Cerf finalized the players' suspensions on Friday.

November 30, 2011

N.J. Youth-Football Players Sue to Have Suspensions Lifted (UPDATED)

Nine high school football players from Wayne Hills (N.J.) High School are suing their district over suspensions stemming from their alleged involvement in an off-campus fight.

September 16, 2011

NCAA Sued for Failing to Protect Players From Concussions

The class action lawsuit alleges that the NCAA knew about the consequences of concussions and other head injuries, but chose to ignore said studies at the expense of player safety.

August 26, 2011

Court: Sports Associations Entitled to Exclusive Internet Streaming Contracts

High school athletic associations have exclusive rights to negotiate contracts for Internet live-streaming of their games, a federal appeals court ruled this week.

July 21, 2011

Group Sues Ed. Department Over Title IX's 3-Part Test for High Schools

The American Sports Council's lawsuit alleges that the use of Title IX's three-part compliance test in high schools violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

May 19, 2011

Proposed Football Helmet Legislation Draws Out Lobbyists

Legislation targeting the makers of football helmets, introduced in Congress back in March, has resulted in a slew of lobbyists coming out of the woodwork from helmet makers, safety organizations, and advocacy groups.

May 03, 2011

Court Denies Cheerleader's 'Right' to Silence

The Supreme Court denied the appeal of a high school cheerleader who was thrown off her squad after refusing to cheer for a student accused of sexually assaulting her.

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