TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 22, 2017
Shelby County Schools yesterday announced a lawsuit against the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on behalf of Memphis’s East High, The Commercial Appeal reports. The suit seeks to overturn a ruling that declared two basketball players ineligible for the 2017-2018 season. The petition seeks a temporary restraining order “to preserve the privileges and rights of East High School and its students.” The students were not allowed to play due to the state’s “prior link” coaching rule. The students transferred to East after playing in coach Penny Hardaway’s “Team Penny” program over the summer.