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Baseball
June 30, 2017
Effective January 1, 2019, all balls used in high school baseball competition shall meet the NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) standard at the time of manufacture. This revision in Rule 1-3-1 was one of the four changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Committee at its June 4-6 meeting in Indianapolis. All changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. “We are excited that... more
Strategic Planning
June 30, 2017
Montana State Athletics has moved into the next phase of its strategic plan, unveiling Our Heritage - Our Future, a roadmap which will guide the Bobcats to identify and prioritize the requirements to achieve its vision and mission, MSU Director of Athletics Leon Costello announced Thursday morning. Behind its vision statement, new mission statement and set of core values, Montana State Athletics has identified seven themes which will set the course for the department over the next five years.... more
Legal Issues
June 29, 2017
The National Scouting Report, Inc. (NSR), a high school athletic scouting and collegiate recruiting organization that is based in Alabaster, Ala., has reached a settlement with the New York Attorney General’s office. With this settlement, NSR must alter many aspects of its business, including advertising and employee training. According to a report from LongIsland.com, the company’s website advertised that its scouts’ training is extensive and covers a variety of athletic areas. In actuality,... more
Facilities
June 29, 2017
In Washington state, the Hockinson school board released the results of a survey about the high school's athletic field, which provide information on why voters rejected a $1.5 million levy for a new synthetic field. According to The Reflector, 482 people responded to the survey. Half of those polled said the plan was fiscally responsible, and 86 percent of those who responded said they knew of the problems with the field, which does not drain water well during rainy weather, forcing some games... more
Strategic Planning
June 29, 2017
CSU Bakersfield Athletics has announced a strategic shift in resources to help promote the student-athlete experience and be more competitive in multiple women's sports in the Western Athletic Conference. As part of the plan, additional funds will be reallocated to women's sports as the result of discontinuing the sponsorship of the water polo and men's golf teams.  Currently, six female sports are funded at levels that rank near the bottom of the WAC and in some cases far-below NCAA maximum-... more
High School News
June 28, 2017
Five California high school student-athletes who won scholarships recently received a unique recognition. Throughout the graduation season, a dairy company will list the winners on its milk cartons. “While our commemorative milk cartons are a fun way to recognize the success of high school sports teams, these scholarship cartons generate positive attention solely on the students to recognize their success as young leaders,” Frank Otis, president and chief executive officer at Crystal Creamery,... more

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