College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletics Association cannot limit educational compensation to student athletes due to their amateur status. The 9-0 decision in NCAA v. Alston was delivered by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who said the college athletics body is not exempt from antitrust law. “Put simply, this […]
Bill targeting transgender athletes for exclusion receives a hearing in state House committee
Julie Katz came to Raleigh Wednesday to speak directly to the lawmakers who want to exclude her from women’s sports. A 16-year-old transgender girl from Greensboro, Katz has been a gynmast, played tennis and volleyball -- all, so far, without incident. But House Bill 358 would bar transgender women from playing women’s intramural, public school, university sports in North Carolina.
Bill seeks to prevent transgender women from competing on women’s athletic teams
A new N.C. House bill seeks to ban transgender women from competing on women’s athletic teams at public schools in North Carolina. LGBTQ advocates are calling the bill part of a wave of anti-transgender legislation pushed by conservative groups and lawmakers across the country. House Bill 358 (the “Save Women’s Sports Act”), filed Monday, would […]
New COVID outbreaks at UNC system schools lead to growing concern about return to campuses
This week East Carolina University halted all its athletic activities after a Tuesday announcement that 27 people among its student athletes, coaches and athletic staff have tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement comes a week after UNC-Chapel Hill made a similar move, announcing 37 people had tested positive. These outbreaks among the relatively small number […]