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Mid-American Conference Scales Back Postseason Tournaments in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Mid-American Conference is eliminating postseason tournaments in eight sports, including baseball and softball, and men’s and women’s basketball are among nine sports that will have postseasons scaled back. The MAC’s announced the cost-cutting move in response to the financial crisis being brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Postseason tournaments will also… Read More

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Five Conferences, Including the MAC, Ask NCAA for Relief Due to Pandemic

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Five FBS conference commissioners have asked the NCAA to relax some requirements to compete in Division I for the next four years, including the minimum number of sports a school must sponsor. The letter from the commissioners of the Mid-American Conference, American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Conference USA… Read More

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NCAA Basketball Tournaments Will Proceed Without Most Spectators

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NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Emmert says he made the decision to conduct both the men’s and women’s tournaments with only essential staff and limited family in attendance. The decision comes after the… Read More

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Proposed Ohio Law Stops Coaches from Implementing One-Sport Rule

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Lawmakers want to crack down on schools and coaches that force students to participate in only one extra-curricular activity. They say the one-sport rule can hamper a teenager’s ability to adapt. Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) says the bill, HB459, would stop coaches from requiring their players to only participate in their particular activity. Miller says allowing… Read More

Court Says Catholic School Can Challenge Competition Rules

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court is keeping the door open for a court challenge of reforms aimed at leveling the playing field for public and private school sports teams. The court on Tuesday ruled that a Hamilton County judge can properly consider a challenge by a Catholic school athletic league to “competitive… Read More

Bill Would Increase Penalties For Roughing Up The Referee

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Referees at sporting events are used to being heckled by fans but, sometimes, they are victims of actual assault. A new bill has been introduced in the Ohio Legislature to address that problem. Democratic Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) is also a college basketball referee. He says he hasn’t been assaulted by over-zealous fans but he’s aware… Read More