• HS Coach Became Fall Guy Over Perceived Tanking

    by Marc Pendleton June 2017

    It was March. Mark Baker, in his first school year as the Dayton Public Schools director of athletics, had been approved for a two-year contract extension by the DPS school board.

  • Gym Mat Death: Family Says Blog Posts Suspicious

    by Christian Boone June 2017

    As the federal probe into the unusual death of Kendrick Johnson progressed, it seemed investigators and the Valdosta teen's parents were on the same page. Benjamin Crump, former co-counsel for Johnson's parents, confirmed as much in January 2015 when he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Michael Moore, the former U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia who opened the investigation, believed Kendrick was murdered. By then investigators had zeroed in on Brian and Branden Bell, sending them target letters indicating "substantial evidence" linking them to a crime. Now, newly released evidence uncovered in a civil suit filed by the Bells reveal just how open the lines of communication were between federal investigators and the Johnson family.

  • HS Athletic Facility Construction Back on Track

    by Joe Sirera June 2017

    Construction work on Smith High's athletics facilities is back on schedule, the architect's project manager says, and the Golden Eagles should be able to play their football opener at home this year.

  • HS Coaches Fired for Using Team Bus to Buy Beer

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    Two Oklahoma high school basketball coaches were reportedly fired after using a school bus to make a beer run.

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    by Phil Campbell (M.S., M.A., C-PT) June 2017

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  • Paterson Recruiting Scandal Ends with Suspensions, Fines

    by Andy Berg June 2017

    After months of investigations, the boys and girls basketball teams at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, were put on probation after state officials found that the teams had violated state recruiting rules.

  • District May Favor Individual Fitness Over Team Sports

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy June 2017

    Jump ropes, aerobic bands, stability balls and other equipment to get individual students moving might overtake team sports as the cornerstone of physical education classes.

  • Aggravated Assault Charges Against HS Hoops Coach Dropped

    by Knoxville News-Sentinel June 2017

    Prosecutors with the Knox County District Attorney General's office have dropped an aggravated assault charge against Catholic High School assistant basketball coach Lucas Branch.

  • Could a Coach Registry Provide Protection for HS Athletes?

    by Marjorie Cortez June 2017

    It's unlikely a Utah high school coach who is a licensed school teacher can readily move to another assignment if a hearing process substantiates he or she had inappropriate contact with a student. But what about coaches - paid and volunteer - who fall outside that system?

  • Alabama Law Prevents School Building Name Changes

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, signed into law last month by governor Kay Ivey, complicates the process of changing the names of school facilities dedicated to a person, group, event, movement or military service — a move that complicates potential naming rights deals and facility projects.