Attorney Challenges Language Regulating Merit-Based Pay in High School Sports

A Louisville attorney is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether language in the Kentucky High School Athletics Association’s bylaws violates the First Amendment. Currently, no schools can offer student athletes more than 25 percent of tuition in merit-based scholarships. The rule called Title 13 is meant to prevent schools from paying students to […]

Appeals Court Rejects Lifting Scholarship Cap for Student Athletes

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals says the 25 percent cap on private high school tuition that can be covered by merit-based scholarships will remain in place. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association sets regulations that all member high schools must comply with.  When this regulation was set in 2007, the cap was meant to prevent […]

Media Controversies Not New for UK

The University of Kentucky Athletic Department is again at odds with the school’s newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel. A Kernel reporter called two walk-on basketball players to confirm they were joining the team. Afterward, he reportedly sought further comment, which UK officials say violates the school media guide. It says all requests for comments from players […]

Parents Of Ballard Student Sue JCPS Over Athletic Policy

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association granted her an exemption to play softball and other sports at Ballard without the usual one-year waiting period for transfers. However, according to the suit, JCPS would not grant its own waiver because it would violate district policy aimed at preventing athlete recruitment.

Youth Sports Safety

They teach teamwork, discipline, and coordination, and sports provide great exercise in a time when our kids are getting less and less of it. But sports can also lead to injuries – whether from incorrect form, lack of protective equipment, or just plain accidents. This Wednesday we’ll talk about youth sports safety and how parents and coaches can keep the pastimes their kids love as safe as possible.  Listen to the Show

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