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High School News
August 30, 2017
In Louisiana, L.W. Higgins High School and Helen Cox High School will forfeit their first football games of the season as punishment for their teams fighting at a jamboree last Friday. According to The New Orleans Advocate, the Louisiana High School Athletics Association announced its decision on Tuesday, saying that all players left the sideline, thus breaking Rule 5.11.8 in the association's handbook. As part of the penalty, Higgins will forfeit its game against Holy Cross, and Cox will... more
High School News
August 29, 2017
Luke Mertens is the new Head Football Coach for Lake Zurich (Ill.) High School, and he is promising that winning games will not be the team's sole focus. According to the Daily Herald, Lake Zurich football experienced a hazing scandal last November, which resulted in the resignations of the school's athletic director, head coach, assistant coach and other officials. Mertens believes that teaching personal character is more important than athletic success. "That's always been my approach,”... more
High School News
August 29, 2017
The California Interscholastic Federation will recognize cheerleading as a school sport for the 2017-18 academic year, thus giving cheerleaders the same rights and regulations as other student-athletes. According to The Orange County Register, Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation that declared cheerleading to be a sport in 2015, thus giving schools a year and a half to develop the necessary rules. “The CIF got bamboozled,” Cheryl Vuong, Los Alamitos High's cheer coach, said. “The state... more
Leadership
August 29, 2017
Fairfield University President Mark R. Nemec, PhD announced the hiring of Paul Schlickmann as the institution's seventh Director of Athletics. Schlickmann is the son of a Fairfield '62 graduate and was a 4-year letter winner on the basketball team at Trinity College (CT). He spent the previous seven years as the Director of Athletics at Central Connecticut State University and also held senior level positions at Stony Brook University and Yale University. Dr. Nemec describes Schlickmann as... more
August 29, 2017
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Event Management
August 28, 2017
The University of Illinois recently decided to ban its “war chant” during sporting events, in response to requests by Native American groups. According to the Chicago Tribune, the chant was tied to the Native American theme of the university's former mascot, Chief Illiniwek, a mascot that was banned in 2007, and played when opponents faced third down. The university dropped the chant in order to be more “inclusive” and because it was not as appealing to fans. Charlene Teters, a Native American... more

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