Sports Programming and Scheduling

The scheduling of athletic competitions and practices in higher education is addressed by U.S. federal law as well as institutional policies of intercollegiate athletics programs. Although some financial limits may restrict the scheduling of games among athletic teams, legal constraints involving the scheduling of such events in higher education are established mainly through Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). To this end, Title IX has a major impact on interscholastic, intercollegiate, club, and intramural athletics as well as on scheduling policy regulations that have been established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In light of questions that can arise in this complex area, this entry reviews key legal issues associated with sports scheduling and programming in American colleges and ...

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