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High School News
January 22, 2019
Some Wisconsin coaches believe that co-ops are dominating the competition, according to the Herald Times Reporter. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association allows high schools to form co-op teams to let students play sports that their school does not have.  In certain sports, there is concern about how co-op teams have an advantage. For example, co-ops have dominated gymnastics competitions since 1982, and 1991 was the last time a co-op gymnastics team did not place in the top two at... more
High School News
January 22, 2019
In the Utah Class 4A championship football game in November, Orem (Utah) High School wore white uniforms even though it was the home team. Last week, the school was fined $500 and had its coach suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season by the Utah High School Activities Association for violating NFHS's rules on uniforms.  According to Deseret News, Orem wore white uniforms with blue and gold trim during the game, which it won, in order to make a statement. "I’d say, right now, we’re... more
Leadership
January 22, 2019
Peggy Carl, a seasoned coach and administrator with over 30 years of experience, has been named the next Director of Athletics at Mansfield University.   "The Mansfield University Athletic program is poised and ready to achieve great things, and I am honored and humbled to have been selected to move Mountaineer Athletics into the future," said Carl. "I am committed to enhancing the experience for all Mountaineer student-athletes and staff and cannot wait to get started."   Carl comes to... more
High School News
January 22, 2019
Twelve leaders in high school activity programs across the country have been selected to receive National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Citations. An award designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, state high school associations, athletic director and coaching professions, the officiating avocation and fine arts/performing arts programs, the NFHS Citation is one of the most highly regarded achievements in high school athletics and performing... more
Football
January 18, 2019
Football may be facing a new crisis. Increasingly, football organizations are struggling to find insurance carriers willing to cover the sport. According to ESPN, the NFL no longer has general liability insurance covering head trauma, and only one carrier will provide worker's compensation coverage for the league's teams. Similarly, Pop Warner, with over 225,000 youth football players, had to change its insurance provider after its former carrier stopped providing coverage without exclusions... more
High School News
January 18, 2019
Jean Leising, a Republican state senator in Indiana, has introduced a measure that, if passed, would subject high school student-athletes to random drug tests. "If you want to play on your school's athletic team, you have to be willing to take a drug test," she said. According to wane.com, Leising said she has heard parents talk about drug use by student-athletes, and wished to give schools' athletic departments “another tool” to keep students from using drugs. "I think this would be a... more

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