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Football
February 11, 2019
In an effort to establish a more consistent time period between downs in high school football, the play clock will start at 40 seconds instead of 25 seconds in many cases beginning with the 2019 season. This change was one of seven rules revisions recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee at its January 13-15 meeting in Indianapolis, which were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. The play clock will continue to... more
Health & Safety
February 11, 2019
It's no secret that vaping is a popular but unhealthy practice. In response, student-athletes in Shasta County, Calif., are joining an "Athletes Don't Vape" campaign, as reported by krcrtv.com. On Sunday, more than 100 student-athletes gathered in Redding, Calif., to take a pledge against vaping. They donned Tshirts that said "Athletes Don't Vape" and posed for photos. The athletes were nominated for the group by their coaches. The organization is hoping student leaders can convince their peers... more
Marketing
February 8, 2019
In the latest display of America East’s and its member institutions’ continued commitment to prioritizing and celebrating diversity and inclusion, each of the conference’s #AEHoops programs will host #SpreadRespect nights throughout February. #SpreadRespect games were created with the purpose of promoting awareness and education to ensure equality, respect and safety for all athletes without regard for any reason, including sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion and more... more
Football
February 8, 2019
It's no secret that participation rates in football are declining. As NFHS records show, 6.6 percent fewer high school players suited up in 2017–18 as compared to 2008–09. But the decline is being felt in some communities much more than others. A recent article in The Atlantic took a close look at exactly which kids are walking away from football and which ones are still embracing it. It found that while higher-income white communities were losing players, that was not the case in lower-income... more
High School News
February 7, 2019
Rules regarding the completion of a penalty corner were among the changes for the 2019 high school field hockey season. All rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Field Hockey Rules Committee at its January 7-9 meeting in Indianapolis, and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. “The Field Hockey Rules Committee continues to examine current trends of the game and work on overall consistency in the rules book,” said Julie... more
Football
February 7, 2019
The committee appointed to review the findings of a football feasibility study for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has recommended that the university hold off on establishing a football program at this time. The committee made its recommendation in a memorandum sent to UA Little Rock Chancellor Andrew Rogerson today following an 18-month football feasibility study and review process. "While a football program could be a positive addition to the university and the city, by unanimous... more

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