High School News
July 20, 2018
David Jackson, executive director of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA), is the new president of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for 2018-19. Jackson, the 59th president of the NFHS, began his one-year term July 3 following the NFHS Summer Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.     Mark Beckman, executive director of the Montana High School Association (MHSA), was elected by the NFHS Board of Directors to the position of president-elect for the... more
Legal Issues
July 19, 2018
  A year ago, a group of girls sued three Salt Lake County school districts under Title IX for not granting their requests to start girls' football teams. Last week, the plaintiffs asked a judge to make the lawsuit a class action case, according to the Deseret News. Brent Gordon, the father of one of the girls, started a girls' recreational tackle league four years ago. He said that while many Utah schools have gender disparity in athletic opportunities, he was unable to convince the schools to... more
Strategic Planning
July 19, 2018
The East Coast Conference (ECC) will introduce League of Legends as a sport and host their own seasons as well in 2019 and 2020. In addition, the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) will be bringing three more seasons of College League of Legends to their players in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 seasons. “The East Coast conference is excited to be partnering with League of Legends and Riot Games as we move into the world of collegiate esports. We look forward to hosting our first season of League of Legends... more
July 19, 2018
Humboldt State University will discontinue its football program after the upcoming 2018 season. The move was announced earlier today, after coaches and players were informed.   President Lisa Rossbacher described it as an unfortunate, but necessary, step in addressing the University's structural deficit and protecting HSU's core academic mission.  She also emphasized her commitment to HSU's Athletics Program remaining in Division II of the NCAA and said that the timing of the announcement would... more
July 18, 2018
After a video showed Bronson Harmon, a graduate of Oakdale High School in Modesto, Calif., yelling a homophobic slur and making an obscene gesture on Saturday, June 30, Cal Poly decided to revoke his wrestling scholarship. According to The Tribune, Harmon had been participating in a counter protest against the Families Belong Together march in Modesto. After noticing someone recording him, Harmon gave the recorder the middle finger and said “Fu** you fa**ot.” While leaving the march, Harmon and... more
July 18, 2018
The University of Michigan has reported that Joseph Rodriguez is falsely claiming to be a member of the school's softball coaching staff in order to scam prospective recruits. “We've been alerted that a person named "Joseph Rodriguez" is representing himself as a member of the Michigan staff to HS prospects,” the school posted on Twitter. “There is no one by that name on our staff. This person has no affiliation w the Michigan softball program or Michigan Athletics. We don't know him.”... more


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