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January 29, 2015
In the wake of the alleged hazing incidents at Sayreville (Pa.) War Memorial High School, the head of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) offers his thoughts.EVERYONE HAS A ROLE IN SAFEGUARDING STUDENTS By Steven Timko, Executive Director, NJSIAA As reported in the media, the current allegations regarding Sayreville War Memorial High School are jarring, and based on what we know, the school district's administration took swift, decisive action -- it is to be... more
January 29, 2015
Prior to the Clemson University men's basketball 2014 "Rock the 'John'" event which kicked off the 2014-15 season, Tigers' players and coaches had a little fun writing satirical thank you notes to strength coaches, fans in body paint, and referees while poking fun at elements of popular culture. Part of a pre-practice media event, they created a video copying a comedy segment made popular by Jimmy Fallon, host of "The Tonight Show." Take a look.
January 29, 2015
For athletic administrators and coaches, the pursuit of sportsmanship is often a never-ending quest--one that takes plenty of twists and turns throughout a game and a season. And for good reason, as nothing gives a team or athletic program a black eye like an episode of poor player, coach, or fan behavior. On the flip side, though, nothing shines quite like a coach, player, or fan base going above and beyond in honoring their opponent. Here are some recent stories from across the country... more
January 29, 2015
On Aug. 1, a collective opening of cafeteria doors could be heard across the country. As the fall semester began, one of the first NCAA Division I rules changes aimed at deregulation went into effect, allowing schools to provide "unlimited meals and snacks incidental to participation." Athletic departments are now quickly trying to transition to the change, with compliance staffs analyzing the nuances of "incidental to participation" and administrators deciding how much of their budgets should... more
January 29, 2015
Since the fall of 2012, whenever upstate New York rivals Elmira Express (a combined athletic program of the city's two high schools) and Horseheads High School compete against one another, you can find Tom Morrell rooting equally hard for each. He wears both teams' colors and stands straddling the midcourt or midfield line. The reason for Morrell's spirit split? He is the athletic director at both schools. Two years ago, in an effort to stretch budgets, the separate school districts began... more
January 29, 2015
It's an ongoing problem: How do you schedule boys' and girls' basketball games so both genders get maximum exposure? When it comes to postseason play, state associations use varying strategies, with some holding boys' and girls' finals at the same time and location and others separating them by a week or two. Beginning in 2015-16, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) will chart new waters, distancing its boys' and girls' title games by four weeks. This will allow the girls'... more

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