January 18, 2019
Historic Landmark. Innovator. Home.   Franklin Field has been the site of countless athletic achievements and a cultural touchstone while standing as a shining beacon in Philadelphia's celebrated skyline and that tradition continues into its 125th year in 2019.   A lineage that began in 1895 with the first running of the Penn Relays is carried forward today as the University of Pennsylvania Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics is excited to announce its 125 Years of Franklin... more
High School News
January 17, 2019
The Kansas State High School Activities Association has received the results of a survey conducted last year, which indicated that 87.2 percent of Kansas High schools want to see the public-private structure in athletics changed. According to The Wichita Eagle, Randy Heatherly and Jeff Hines, principals of Girard Middle School and Paola High School, respectively, conducted the survey, in which 313 KHSAA member schools participated. Out of those schools, 291 were public and 22 were private.... more
January 17, 2019
Larry Wells, Athletic Director at Enterprise (Ore.) High School, has resigned from his position following a disagreement over a student's eligibility for athletics. Wells accuses the superintendent and school board of acting unprofessionally by allowing an ineligible student to participate in sports. According to the Wallowa County Chieftain, Wells said that he had once deemed a student ineligible for sports due to being enrolled at a California high school at the start of the school year.... more
January 17, 2019
Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff (CFP), today announced that Terry Mohajir, Ray Odierno and R.C. Slocum have been appointed to the selection committee by the CFP Management Committee. The new members will each begin a three-year term starting this spring. Hancock also announced that University of Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens will continue for a second year as selection committee chair. Mullens' term on the committee, which was originally set to expire in... more
High School News
January 17, 2019
Twenty-three high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2018 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association. The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in two “other” sports – one for boys and one for girls – that are not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also... more
January 16, 2019
The Virginia High School League's executive committee is considering a proposal to prohibit high school sports teams from holding practices outside of their respective seasons. According to the Star Exponent, while the rule would prohibit out of season practice, conditioning and weight lifting would still be permitted. Year-round practice had not been allowed in Virginia until 2011, but now, it is quite common for high school sports, and the proposal says there are repercussions. “Our students... more