Legality of restrictions on athletic eligibility of secondary school students

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gary Keith Laney (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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H. C. Hudgins, Jr.

Abstract: This study dealt with the problem of determining the legality of athletic eligibility restrictions at the secondary level. For the purposes of this study the problem was divided into five specific topic areas: gender-based discrimination, discrimination against the handicapped, transfer regulations, age limitations for participation, and academic eligibility. This research includes a review of the rules and regulations of the fifty state athletic associations and the District of Columbia. Court cases, which challenge the legality of these rules, make up the legal findings of this research. Female athletes cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their gender. Any sports program offered to males must be open to females or a separate and equal program must be provided for the female athlete. Males can be excluded from participation on female teams.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Athletics $x Legal status, laws, etc.
High schools $x Administration $x Legal status, laws, etc.

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