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High School News
April 21, 2017
Among the changes to high school swimming and diving rules for 2017-18 are ones that address risk minimization and requirements for use of the championship meet format. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee recommended seven rules changes at its March 19-21 meeting in Indianapolis, and all changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Rule 1-3-12 now requires state associations to identify culminating meets,... more
Leadership
April 21, 2017
Boston College has named Martin Jarmond, deputy director of athletics at The Ohio State University (OSU), as the next William V. Campbell Director of Athletics. He succeeds Brad Bates, who will become vice president of Collegiate Sports Associates in June.   At Ohio State, Jarmond also functioned as chief of staff for Athletics Director Gene Smith, and directed external and internal relations and day-to-day operations at an athletics program that has approximately 1,100 student athletes in 36... more
High School News
April 20, 2017
An effort to obtain the Kansas State High School Activities Association's sanction for girls' wrestling failed at the association's meeting in Wichita last week. According to The Marysville Advocate, Doug Kretzer, a coach at McPherson High School, started a girls' wrestling program at his school last winter. He had spearheaded the effort to obtain a sanction for girls' wrestling, and said that people were trying to find out why the attempt had failed. “Once we have a good basis for this... more
Leadership
April 20, 2017
UNLV President Len Jessup announced that Desiree Reed-Francois has agreed to terms and will become the university's athletics director, effective June 1.  Reed-Francois, current deputy athletics director at Virginia Tech, has more than two decades of leadership experience as an athlete, attorney, and athletics administrator and is considered one of the industry's rising stars. At UNLV, she will oversee all aspects of the athletics program, including general operations, fiscal affairs,... more
Facilities
April 20, 2017
Tiffin University broke ground on April 17 on a new state-of-the-art esports facility next to the Heminger Center on Miami St. The facility will be 4,000 square feet, making it the largest collegiate esports arena in the nation. It will house 15 top of the line computer systems with dual monitors and 5 console stations. Each computer system will also have dxRacer Gaming chairs and Razer keyboards, headsets, and mice along with dedicated internet lines. Demand for the program has been strong,... more
Progressive Programs
April 20, 2017
In an attempt to boost athletic competitiveness with peer districts, the Rogers School Board in Northwest Arkansas has expanded its initiative to incorporate sports into the school day, as reported by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. After deciding last year to make eighth grade football, basketball, and volleyball part of the regular school day schedule, the board has now voted to add cross-country, track, cheer, and dance to this list. The decision will take effect at the start of the... more

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