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Academics
February 2, 2018
The University of Texas launched a pilot program that will monitor student-athletes on Canvas, allowing athletic academic coordinators more information on student-athletes' work in class. However, some professors do not like the idea. According to The Daily Texan, the program will only include basketball players, in order to focus on a small number of students. Academic coordinators will be granted “observer-only” status, enabling them to view things such as course-related documents, students'... more
Leadership
February 2, 2018
Victoria M. Chun has been appointed Yale’s director of athletics, physical education, and recreation by President Peter Salovey. Chun, who has served as vice president and director of athletics at Colgate University for the past six years, will join Yale on July 1. “Yale’s approach to athletics, in keeping with the tradition of the Ivy League, prizes the development of the ‘student-athlete,’” Salovey said. “Vicky believes, as do I, that a strong athletics program can help us fulfill Yale’s... more
High School News
February 1, 2018
Last week, Berkley Baker lost his job as Head Softball Coach for Paso Robles (Calif.) High School after a dispute with parents. According to The Tribune, Baker said that late in the 2017 season, he reported some of his players' misbehavior to the school board, but the board did not take action on it. “They decided, in my opinion, that they were just going to sweep it under the rug and cover it up, and to me that is a violation of board policy,” Baker told The Tribune. Baker did not comment on... more
Fundraising
February 1, 2018
Green Bay (Wisc.) Public School District will sell hats that feature logos for Bellin Health, the Green Bay Packers, and one of four Green Bay high schools to raise money for the schools' athletic departments. According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, the hats, which cost $20 each, can be purchased at Green Bay East, Preble, Southwest, West or High Schools, each of which will sell the version of the hat with their respective logo. The high schools' logo will be on the right side of the hat, the... more
Volleyball
February 1, 2018
A new penalty and signal related to unnecessary delay and a new procedure for warming up between sets that minimizes risk of injury are among the rules changes for the 2018-19 high school volleyball season. These revisions were among the rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee at its January 7-9 meeting in Indianapolis and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. In Rule 10-2, after a team is charged... more
Leadership
February 1, 2018
Scott Stricklin took his social media presence to a new place last Tuesday, stopping by Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with Gators fans. According to Reddit, Stricklin is believed to be the first athletic director to host a chat with fans on the discussion forum that markets itself as "the front page of the internet." The fans came prepared with all sorts of questions. Click here for a complete transcript of the Q&A.

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