• Fla. Lawsuit Set to Define Schools' Legal Duty to Use AEDs

    by MARK MILLER AND DEBORAH J. LA FETRA; Special to The Tampa Tribune April 2014

    Potentially, every sports facility or program that is made available for youth athletics would have to be prepared to use an AED if an athlete were to collapse - or face legal and financial liability.

  • Opinions Mixed on Expanded Summer Practice in W.Va.

    by The Associated Press April 2014

    Some high school administrators are opposed to a proposed athletics rule that would expand voluntary summer practices in West Virginia. Media outlets report the Secondary School Activities Commission's Board of Control approved the change this week to include the entire summer, except for the week that includes the July 4th holiday. Previously the practice period was limited to three weeks during the month of June.

  • Coach/AD Sues School District for Age Discrimination

    by Jen Lynds BDN Staff April 2014

    A Cary Plantation man who spent 44 years as the varsity baseball coach at Southern Aroostook Community High School and nearly four decades as its athletic director before his contract was not renewed is suing the school district and two superintendents, alleging that his civil and constitutional rights were violated and he was discriminated against based on his age.

  • Prep Football Coach Resigns in Wake of Hazing Incident

    by Ray Cox Special to The Roanoke Times April 2014

    H.S. Ingo, who helped George Wythe High School reach the state football championship game as a player then directed the Maroons to a state title as their head coach, has resigned.

  • Sports Specialization Can Be Boom-or-Bust Proposition

    by John P. Borneman. Sun-Times Media April 2014

    Mike Travlos hasn't had an offseason in almost a decade. The Lake Zurich junior plays boys basketball for the Bears in the winter, but his season doesn't end in March. In fact, his season hasn't really ended since the third grade, when Travlos said he started playing travel basketball.

  • Opinion: AD's Resignation Words Should Ring Loudly

    by Super User April 2014

    Will Westbrook athletic director's resignation be heard, or go to waste? Marc Sawyer's strong words after an athlete-suspension controversy should trigger a change for the better. Marc Sawyer did something few educators do nowadays. He spoke from the heat of his heart when he resigned as Westbrook schools' athletic director last weekend. He couldn't continue in the position he once considered his dream job because of the 'incestuous culture of the community, individuals placing their own needs ahead of the overall group.' His words and others like them were harsh and damning. They carried the pain of a native son who had returned to his hometown to succeed, not to fail. He wanted to teach and guide student-athletes in a community that had experienced a rebirth of pride in its sports teams.

  • Summer Practice Expansion Approved for W. Va. Schools

    by Rick Ryan Assistant, Sports Editor April 2014

    The bond between players and coaches may have just gotten a lot stronger for West Virginia high school athletes. The SSAC's general Board of Control approved a proposal Tuesday that would increase the approved summer practice period from its current three weeks to the entire summer, except for the Fourth of July week. The change would take place for the 2015-16 school year.

  • Charter Schools Question Threats to Sports Programs

    by AARON CARTER; Daily News Staff Writer April 2014

    For the first time since the PIAA voiced concerns that charter schools tilt the competitive balance in their favor because of enrollment practices, District 12 charters responded yesterday to the association's executive director, Dr. Robert Lombardi.

  • PIAA Plan to Restrict Charter Schools Met with Outrage

    by Matt Breen; Inquirer Staff Writer April 2014

    Dan Jackson, boys' basketball coach at Math, Civics and Sciences Charter School, said he was outraged Tuesday when his school's athletic director showed him a post on Twitter.

  • Inside the Murky World of High School Transferring

    by Rick Armstrong. Sun-Times Media March 2014

    Curie boys basketball coach Mike Oliver first watched Cliff Alexander play the summer after Alexander's eighth-grade year.