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High School News
February 14, 2018
A gesture commemorating a high school wrestler’s last home match ended up being called unsportsmanlike and was the difference in his team’s one-point loss. According to an article in the Warren Times Observer, it took Warren (Pa.) High School senior Liam Stevenson just 34 seconds to pin his opponent in the 170-pound bout during Warren’s Senior Night Match on Feb. 12. Then, after shaking hands with his opponent and having his hand raised by the referee, Stevenson knelt to the floor and missed... more
Legal Issues
February 13, 2018
The ACLU has accused Hawaii's Department of Education of not providing locker rooms for female student-athletes, and is threatening to sue for gender discrimination if they do not rectify the situation. According to Hawaii News Now, the Department of Education's statewide athletic plan from 2016 listed 14 schools that had locker rooms for males, but none for females. Last week, Joshua Wisch, Executive Director of Hawaii's ACLU, sent a letter to education officials, demanding that they get into... more
Strategic Planning
February 13, 2018
William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is excited to announce the addition of men's and women's lacrosse and men's volleyball to the list of intercollegiate sports the University offers. All three sports will begin competition in the 2019-2020 school year.  They are the first sports to be added since men's and women's bowling back in 2009-2010; WPU has added or reinstated seven programs since joining the NAIA in 2001-2002. "We feel these three intercollegiate sports fit perfectly into our... more
Progressive Programs
February 12, 2018
Portage (Wisc.) High School is offering an officiating class for juniors and seniors, which can help them become referees in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. According to the Portage Daily Register, Portage's School Board approved the course in January. Half the course involves learning about officiating, while the other half will involve learning how to coach a team, and the curriculum may be adjusted depending on student interest. The course is worth half a credit, out of... more
Legal Issues
February 12, 2018
On Monday, Arkansas State University informed the University of Miami that if it does not pay for canceling a football game last season by Thursday, ASU will sue Miami. According to Arkansas Online, in May 2013, Miami and ASU signed a contract stipulating that ASU would play in Miami in 2014, while Miami would play in Jonesboro in 2017. The former game was played, but the latter game, set for September 9, was cancelled, due to Hurricane Irma about to make landfall in Florida. A letter to Miami... more
High School News
February 9, 2018
Last week, Joniah Howell, a high school student and gymnast at Midway High School in Waco, Texas, was barred from the school's letter of intent signing ceremony due to not being involved in a school sport. According to KWTX, Howell had received a partial scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan College for gymnastics and tumbling, and receives physical education credit for the sport at Midway High School. She expressed disappointment with the decision, because she “wanted to show all of the people... more

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