Florida Lawmakers Dodge Delay On Athlete PayWith minutes left in the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers on Friday reversed course on delaying the implementation of a law allowing student-athletes at Florida colleges and universities to profit from their names and images --- with a controversial addition.
Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses Rise In COVID-19 Cases, Other Issues During Bill Signing At UMFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis was at the University of Miami on Friday, signing into law the “Names, Image and Likeness Bill,” but the signing was overshadowed by questions about COVID-19 and part of the Republican National Convention coming to Jacksonville.
Bill Would Set Standards For Monitoring Conditions That Might Put Student Athletes At Risk For Heat StrokesA bill endorsed unanimously Monday by the Senate Education Committee would set standards for monitoring conditions that might put student athletes at higher risk for heat strokes.
Scott Signs Bill That Aims To Prevent Head Injuries In Student AthletesStudent athletes get an education in the classroom, but they haven't had a proper one on injury prevention. That changed Friday morning, when Governor Rick Scott signed into law House Bill 291.
Miami Children's Hospital To Offer Free EKGs To Student AthletesStudent athletes push their bodies to the limits in the pursuit of their sports. In an effort to identify a student who may be at risk of sudden cardiac problems, and possibly prevent a student’s death, Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) is offering free electrocardiograms (ECGs or EKGs) to middle and high school athletes.