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Football
January 31, 2018
Dylan Owen and Tyjon Lindsey, two football players for the University of Nebraska, suffered rhabdomyolysis and were hospitalized. According to USA Today, Head Football Coach Scott Frost said the two had suffered the muscle injury, in which damaged muscle cells leak into the blood stream and potentially damage the kidneys, after a roughly half hour-long weight-lifting session. Owen was hospitalized for two days, while Lindsey was hospitalized for three. Both players have rejoined the team. Frost... more
Health & Safety
January 31, 2018
Last week, the Florida High School Athletic Association held a discussion with sports doctors in Gainesville, Fla., about how to safeguard high school student-athletes, seven months after a football player died of heat stroke. According to WCJB, Laurie Giordano, a parent, said her son, Zachary, collapsed during a huddle after running drills on June 29, 2017. He died 10 days later from heat stroke, despite his teammates' efforts to save him. "His teammates were trying to give him water,”... more
High School News
January 30, 2018
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association suspended the boys' basketball teams at Austin-East and Brainerd High Schools after a brawl erupted during their recent game. According to the Times Free Press, Derion Battle and Jalen Wofford, players from Austin-East and Brainerd, respectively, had been chasing a ball that went out of bounds. The official's report indicates that Battle hit Wofford with the ball, resulting in Wofford hitting back, and spectators and other teammates joining... more
High School News
January 30, 2018
AJ Felker, the father of a New Washington (Ind.) High School basketball player, sued the school district after being removed from a game and banned from the next three games. According to WHAS 11, Felker was removed for “unsportsmanlike comments to an official,” but he contends he was not doing anything wrong, and that he left peacefully. "I was just telling him--pay attention to the game, watch the game,” Felker said. Felker listened to the rest of the game from the hall. A week later, he... more
Leadership
January 30, 2018
Gail D. Barksdale, a seasoned leader with national athletics and administrative experience, has been appointed Senior Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Sonoma State University, effective Feb. 1.   Barksdale becomes the 10th athletic director in the history of Sonoma State, and follows the 20-year tenure of Bill Fusco, who retired in October. Selected after a national search, she will be the first woman Director of Athletics at SSU since the university's men's and women's athletics... more
Event Management
January 29, 2018
Facing a shortage of referees, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has asked for help throughout the state. According to the Johnson City Press, the TSSAA said that the rate at which high school officials are retiring exceeds the rate at which the association issues new licenses. As a result, many school sports games are being canceled due to not having enough officials to referee them. Brent Warner, a Tennessee official, said that there are only two officials who are younger... more

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