April 20, 2017
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April 18, 2017
Gene Taylor, the current Deputy Athletics Director at Iowa who also spent more than a decade leading North Dakota State to championship levels of success as its Director of Athletics, has been named the new Director of Athletics at K-State, President Richard Myers announced today.
Taylor, who was hired at Iowa in 2014 following a successful 13-year career as the director of athletics at NDSU, will be officially introduced at 10:30 a.m., Monday, during a news conference in the Steel and Pipe... more
April 17, 2017
On the Ware Shoals (S.C.) High School boys' soccer team, Head Coach Josh Hallman sometimes says the wrong thing. Rather than being a costly mistake, though, it usually elicits a laugh. That's because Hallman is learning to speak Spanish--to better connect with his athletes, as reported by the Index-Journal.
All of the members of the 20-person roster speaks English without a problem, but learning Spanish was something Hallman wanted to do.
“I wish I was [bilingual],” Hallman told the Index-... more
April 17, 2017
Last week, the NCAA Division I Council approved of numerous legislative changes to the sport of football. One that is receiving a lot of play is the eradication of two-a-day practices. Also garnering attention has been changes in recruiting.
One new rule allows for an early signing period. While the traditional signing day in February will still exist, college coaches will now have the chance to sign prospects during a three day period at the end of December.
In an article for SBNation,... more
April 15, 2017
Student-athletes at Galesburg (Ill.) High School will not be held to a GPA requirement to maintain eligibility during the upcoming school year. Instead, the student-athletes will need to pass three out of four block classes each week, pass three block classes per term, and show that they’re on schedule to graduate, as outlined in an article in The Register-Mail.
“We do a lot of things to stay on top of our students’ academic progress, and we felt like it was confusing to parents in our... more
April 14, 2017
Through eight seasons, Head Coach Kristen McDonnell led the girls' basketball team at Braintree (Mass.) High School to a 166-25 record. Under McDonnell’s leadership, the team won five South Sectional crowns and two Division 1 State Championships. According to an article from the Patriot Ledger, McDonnell resigned from her role in the wake of negative parent behavior.
A father who had two daughters on the team told the newspaper that an email exchange between a small group of parents and... more