February 4, 2019
Four high schools in Memphis, Tenn., have been placed on restrictive probation by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, which will bar them from postseason play through the next academic year, after they brawled on January 25. According to the  Commercial Appeal, fights broke at games between Wooddale and Melrose, and Fairley and Westwood. The brawl between Wooddale and Melrose began when a Wooddale player was fouled, then retaliated by throwing the ball at a Melrose player while... more
Student-Athlete Welfare
February 4, 2019
In Manchester, Conn., East Catholic High School recently expanded its athletic director's role into a broader administrative position, resulting in Jon Dahlquist becoming the school's first Dean of Wellness and Athletics. According to the Journal Inquirer, Dahlquist was hired in August, after previously working as director of football operations at the University of Connecticut, and associate athletic director at Towson University “Being so new I’m trying to find out what we’ve done before,... more
February 1, 2019
Looking to decrease the amount of travel for football teams, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has approved a format change for its playoffs. According to the Glasgow Daily Times, the rule changes, which will begin next season, will have Kentucky teams play the first rounds of the playoffs against district teams, with the third and fourth rounds seeded according to a rating power index. Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the KHSAA, said in a news release that it was important to reduce... more
February 1, 2019
An overhaul of uniform-related rules and an adjustment to team roster submissions were among the most notable rules changes identified for the 2019-20 high school volleyball season. All rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee at its January 6-8 meeting in Indianapolis and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. “The sport of volleyball continues to be in a really good place,” said Lindsey... more
February 1, 2019
Boo Corrigan, director of athletics at the U.S. Military Academy, has been named the next director of athletics at North Carolina State University. Chancellor Randy Woodson made the announcement today in advance of a scheduled 10 a.m. Jan. 31 press conference in Reynolds Coliseum. Thursday's press conference is open to the public. Corrigan comes to NC State after eight years as director of athletics at West Point. Under his leadership, Army has not only excelled in competition but also ... more
January 31, 2019
Wisconsin athletic directors have been forced to respond to the many game cancellations caused by the unusually cold weather in the area last week, as reported by WSAW 7. "No I have never seen it (this cold), and I’ve lived here all my life,” said Paul Michlig, Athletic Director for Newman Catholic. “So this is pretty cold. So this is unique, and safety first and you know (that’s) number one." In the middle of the week, James Sekel, Athletic Director for D.C. Everest High School, was... more