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Facilities
November 9, 2017
By Mary Helen Sprecher We’ve all heard the horror stories. Some of us have lived them. A public high school puts in a new track and then is besieged with requests from the neighborhood to use the facility for running and walking in the early morning or late at night when students aren’t on them. Often, the overwhelming number of requests – not to mention the constant refrain about residents’ tax dollars having contributed to the track – leads to the administration simply acquiescing to the... more
Feature
November 9, 2017
By Mary Helen Sprecher When high schools and colleges think of getting students active – and keeping them that way – the first thought is always the traditional sports: soccer, softball, even Ultimate, for those who think of the more edgy pastimes. But to really get students involved, particularly in areas where it’s getting cold and where field space won’t be as readily available, it’s time to think pickleball. “I don’t get it,” you’re saying. “That’s a sport for parents. But kids? No way.”... more
Strategic Planning
November 9, 2017
The Tusculum athletic program will welcome its 21st intercollegiate sport in 2018-19 with the addition of women's beach volleyball announced vice president of student success and athletics Doug Jones.                                       Tusculum women's beach volleyball will begin competition in spring 2019 with an anticipated roster size of 14 student-athletes.  The Pioneers will compete as a NCAA independent member and will join fellow Tennessee schools Carson-Newman and Lincoln Memorial... more
Facilities
November 7, 2017
In South Dakota, the Edgemont School District will soon have several facility upgrades, thanks to the efforts of many volunteer workers. The idea began with building a new track, but grew through community members' genorosity. According to the Rapid City Journal, only $40,000 was budgeted for the new track, but many residents came forward to offer help, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of goods and services. This enabled other improvements, such as an underground sprinkler... more
Student-Athlete Welfare
November 7, 2017
On Monday, the University of Louisville announced that it had fired Kellie Young, its Head Women's Lacrosse Coach. Over the past year, at least 15 players have transferred or left the program, according to the Courier-Journal.  In addition, a former player filed a lawsuit against Young in August 2016, in which the player alleges she was hospitalized as a result of Young overworking her. Darby Dudley, a former player, said Young made her do 250 push-ups with fellow players in an airport terminal... more
Leadership
November 7, 2017
University of Richmond announced that John P. Hardt, athletic director at Bucknell University, had been named the next AD at UR.   "John is an outstanding and seasoned university leader who brings a wealth of relevant experience and success in Division I athletics," said Richmond President Ronald A. Crutcher. "He understands our deep commitment to the academic as well as athletic success of our more than 400 student athletes who participate across our 17 Division I sports. John shares our... more

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