Strategic Planning
January 29, 2019
Coker College is pleased to announce the addition of Acrobatics and Tumbling as the 25th varsity sport beginning in 2019. A national search for the program's first head coach is currently underway, with the recruitment of student-athletes to begin shortly thereafter. "Acrobatics and tumbling is a sport that is growing in interest at the intercollegiate level across the country" said Dr. Lynn Griffin, vice president for athletics and athletic facilities. "With the number of NCAA Division II... more
January 29, 2019
The University of Louisville baseball team kicked off the first weekend of full-squad practices with a flurry of activities on Friday. The Cardinals unveiled the newly completed Flaker Family Pro Locker Room at Jim Patterson Stadium. UofL Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra and McDonnell were joined by Aaron and Ashley Flaker, who provided the lead gift on the Pro Locker Room, for Friday's ribbon-cutting ceremony and news conference to officially open... more
January 28, 2019
While more girls than ever are playing sports in high school, the rate of participation in girls' basketball is declining. According to, the number of females playing high school basketball across the nation has decreased by almost 10 percent since the 2000-01 season. In North Carolina, there are 1,000 fewer players than five years ago. Roger Shield, Head Girls' Basketball Coach at St. Stephens High School in Hickory, N.C., is carrying two freshmen and a sophomore on his... more
January 25, 2019
Union Grove (Wis.) High School has been giving gift bags with snacks, gum, and bottles of water to referees to let them know that their efforts are appreciated. According to The Journal Times, the initiative was started by Anne Sireno, volleyball coach and physical education teacher, and Emily Paskiewicz, physical education teacher. “We do need them to be able to play the game that we love,” Sireno said. “It’s hard to get officials. It’s hard to get them to come do the game.” David Pettit,... more
Health & Safety
January 25, 2019
Several years ago, the NFHS banned the use of weight loss suits in the sport of wrestling, due to the danger they pose. This year, eight wrestlers at Carmel (Ind.) High School were caught using the suits and have had to forfeit their scores this season. According to, RTV 6, the suits, known as sauna suits, are made of non-breathable material, which causes the body's internal temperature to rise and promotes sweating, resulting in weight loss by loss of water. Because the suits' dehydrating... more
January 25, 2019
UMKC Athletics and the UMKC’s Division of Student Affairs will partner to offer a dedicated location for Roo students to gather and cheer on the UMKC men’s basketball team prior to home games this season. The location, tagged the “House of Bounce”, will be a student lounge free to UMKC students. The concept is part of Director of Athletics Dr. Brandon Martin’s 100-day vision to enhance opportunities for student engagement across campus and at athletic events. “We are excited to welcome our... more