By Mark P. Young, editor-in-chief at Medical News Now.
Read MoreThe National Collegiate Athletic Association’s code of conduct is supposed to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation.
But that’s just a guideline.
In 2018, the NCAA took a much broader approach.
It created the “Pledge to Excellence” program, which allows athletes to compete against one another in any sport at a minimum of 15 events, and includes more than 200 events.
Pledge-to-Excellence athletes also receive the “Gift of Honor” award, which is awarded to a member of the winning team who, for example, receives a medal from the organization.
The award is worth $5,000.
As a result, the 2018 PGA’s Code of Conduct did not specifically address how to code the 2020 National Collegio Association Tournament.
Instead, the code said, “All athletes and team members are encouraged to follow the Pledge to Excellence.”
The Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct for Players and Athletes of the PGA of America, which was approved by the PTAB on May 19, 2018, said that:The Code also said:In this case, there is no requirement for the PBA to enforce the Code.
The NCAA has a number of rules that address sexual orientation and gender identity in athletics.
But there’s no rule specifically about how to conduct an event when a team member identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
The PGA was not immediately available for comment.
The 2018 Code of Ethics and Standards, published in April 2019, specifically says, “In accordance with the PRA, each student-athlete is expected to uphold the PAA’s code in all activities relating to their collegiate activities, including competitions and exhibitions, team competitions and other athletic events.”
The PTAO, the governing body for professional golf, has not yet issued any guidance on the 2022 National Collegiosa Tournament.
Athletes have a lot of flexibility in the way they dress, the PPA’s code says.
“The PPA recognizes that it is not a perfect system and recognizes that many sports require players to dress in a manner that conforms with the rules of the sport,” the PSA says.