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January 29, 2015
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January 29, 2015
The Springfield (Ore.) High School girls' basketball team recently captured its second straight Oregon 5A state championship. However, it was the final point tally that made national headlines. Following Springfield's 16-7 victory, Paul Brothers, Head Coach of runner-up Willamette (Eugene, Ore.) High School, took criticism for his team's stall tactics. In an attempt to minimize the impact of Springfield's 6-foot-6 Mercedes Russell, who ESPN ranks as the number-one girls' player in the class of... more
January 29, 2015
This spring, a number of colleges and universities have named new athletic directors. In some cases, the position has been filled from within by an applicant holding an interim title. Here is a roundup of recent comings and goings. At Ball State University, Bill Scholl becomes the school's Athletic Director after spending 23 years in athletic administration the University of Notre Dame. San Jose State University has appointed Marie T. Tuite as Interim Athletics Director effective immediately... more
January 29, 2015
Effective with the 2012-13 season, a double twist to a cradle (double down) no longer will be permitted in high school spirit (cheer, dance, drill, pom). This significant risk minimization ruling was one of 19 rules changes approved by the NFHS Spirit Rules Committee this spring. The rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.With changes to Rules 2-8-9 and 2-10-2, a twist performed to a cradle must not involve more than one complete rotation except when dismounting... more
January 29, 2015
While Twitter is a great tool for communicating and gathering information, it's also a public forum that can shine a negative light when a student-athlete sends out an inappropriate message. Recently, six football players at state champion Lake Oswego (Ore.) High School were disciplined after they allegedly re-posted racist tweets about a former Lake Oswego player who transferred from the school. The former Lake Oswego High School football player--who transferred to Lakeridge (Ore.) High School... more
January 29, 2015
At just about every level of play, tougher academic standards are being put in place or at least discussed. Schools are responding with exciting and innovative support programs.By Mike Phelps Mike Phelps is an Assistant Editor at Athletic Management. He can be reached at: mp@MomentumMedia.com. When Warren Central High School in Indianapolis began tracking semester grade point averages for its student-athletes in the spring of 2009, 67 percent were at or above a 2.0. Two years later, that... more

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