• Massachusetts May Abandon HS Football Playoff Format

    by Rich Garven April 2016

    What was years in the making could be dismantled in a matter of hours when the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association holds its annual meeting Friday at the DoubleTree Hotel in Milford. One of the most divisive issues on the docket deals with the fate of the high school football playoff format, which has been in effect for the past three years but could be terminated after the 2016 season. The MIAA’s 379 member schools, whether they field a football team or not, will each have the opportunity to cast a vote to either retain the statewide tournament system or replace it with an alternative — and unknown — postseason plan. A simple majority will determine the outcome.

  • Bills Owners Can't Dodge Stadium Discussion

    by AB Staff March 2016

    Terry and Kim Pegula haven't uttered a peep since a recent News story made it clear that their fellow NFL owners want the Bills to start giving serious consideration to a new stadium.

  • High School PED Testing Bill Approved by NJ Assembly

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    A New Jersey state Assembly committee approved a bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroids and performance enhancing drugs yesterday.

  • GHSA Acts After Religious Expression Bills Introduced

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    As two bills were recently introduced in the Georgia General Assembly that would prohibit bans on religious expression on uniforms, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) is working toward allowing member schools to play against independent and parochial schools.

  • Billion Dollar Domed Stadium Proposed in Las Vegas

    by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016

    The Las Vegas Sands and a team of investors are putting together a plan to build a new billion dollar stadium to house UNLV's football team — and possibly a National Football League franchise.

  • IOC Announces New Policies for Transgender Athletes

    by Jason Scott January 2016

    Transgender athletes no longer need to undergo sex reassignment surgery in order to be eligible for competition in the Olympics.

  • UMass Rec Bookkeeper Pleads Not Guilty

    by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016

    Former University of Massachusetts Lowell bookkeeper Denise Daly has been ordered to stay away from all UMass campuses after pleading not guilty to multiple charges related to the theft of  $200,000 from the university recreation center.

  • Leaked Files Expose Possible Match-Fixing in Tennis

    by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016

    A group of anonymous whistle blowers recently passed documents on to the BBC and Buzzfeed News that are exposing match-fixing at the top level of world tennis.

  • High School Athletics Bills Move to State Senate

    by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016

    The Florida State Senate heard two competing reform bills on Thursday aimed at changing the way the Florida High School Athletic Association conducts itself.

  • Crossover Game Causes High School to Exit League

    by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016

    A high school in Detroit has been suspended from the Detroit Catholic League for the 2016-17 school year for its refusal to participate in a crossover football game next season. Notre Dame Preparatory High School will be banned from playing against any Catholic League school in any sport, unless it is a state tournament game.