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Feature
March 4, 2017
Participating in sports has the potential to change high school student-athletes’ lives—both for better and worse. Getting involved in a team fight during a football game led Antrayel Horton, a sophomore at Aiken (Ohio) High School, to be suspended. “We were blowing them out at halftime, beating them pretty bad and things were starting to get chippy… very physical,” Horton told Cincinnati.com. “There was a team fight… I got suspended from school and for the football season.” After that, Horton... more
Facilities
March 3, 2017
Northern Highlands (N.J.) Regional High School will be able to install permanent lighting for its athletic fields. A zoning ordinance is allowing this step to be taken, although there are many stipulations the school will have to follow. An article from The Record  explains that the school district has met resistance toward lighting its fields for more than two decades. In the mid-1990s, the borough’s Planning Board denied an application from the association to install four towers. In 2015, the... more
Leadership
March 3, 2017
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced the 28 winners of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award (ADOY) today. The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges). Winners will be recognized during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 13 at NACDA's 52nd Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida. NACDA Executive... more
Event Management
March 2, 2017
When a high school gym reached capacity for a boys' basketball playoff game at Cox Mill High School in Concord, N.C., parents and other attendees were not allowed entry. According to the Charlotte Observer, after hearing that seats were available on the opponent’s side of the bleachers, spectators who were turned away voiced their complaints. “It was very confusing to those of us inside, because there were seats available on the visiting team’s side,” Heidi Risser told the Charlotte Observer... more
Strategic Planning
March 2, 2017
Students at Texas A&M University-Commerce will be voting on an increase in the athletic fee they pay each semester. This would allow the university to allocate more of its funds toward paying faculty salaries. “Our athletic fee is $10.99 per semester credit hour, everywhere else in the system is 20-something, and West Texas A&M is $32,” Ray M. Keck III, Texas A&M-Commerce president, said as reported by The East Texan. “There is a dilemma in that no one who votes on this will pay the... more
Leadership
March 2, 2017
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport on Tuesday named John Currie as the school's new vice chancellor and director of athletics. Currie currently serves as the Director of Athletics at Kansas State. He will begin his duties at UT on April 1, 2017. Currie returns to Knoxville, where he earned his master's degree and served in various capacities from 1997-2009, including time in external operations, development, marketing and ticket operations. He left UT in 2009 to... more

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