A proposed bill would alter DIAA's process for accepting and reviewing waivers for potential student-athlete transfers. (Photo by Nick Halliday)

New bill lays out rules to high school transfer portal

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

The emergence of the transfer portal has drastically changed the landscape of college sports in the past few years, notably making it difficult for coaches to recruit and maintain players. Now, the same idea of athletes transferring schools has made its way into the high school level, and a new bill by the Delaware General Assembly aims to smooth the …

SB 211 now must pass the House to become law, making DIAA adopt javelin as an event.

Bill making javelin a DIAA event moves on, some coaches oppose

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

A bill that would permit scholastic track and field competitions to include the javelin event passed the Senate Tuesday – although some coaches are not happy with the idea. Senate Bill 211, sponsored by Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, forces the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association adopt javelin as an approved event for all DIAA-sponsored track and field competitions. The bill passed …

A new bill would include javelin as a DIAA event. (Photo by sirtravelalot/Shutterstock)

Safety concerns surround bill OKing javelin as DIAA sport

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

A new sporting event could be adopted into track and field competitions across the state. Senate Bill 211, sponsored by Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, makes the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association adopt javelin as an approved event for all DIAA-sponsored track and field competitions. In presenting the bill to the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, Brown pointed out that javelin has historical …