RECENT ARTICLES
  • Brand-Conscious Universities Force HS Logo Redesign

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    American high schools are facing a new challenge as universities become more possessive of their brand. Nationwide, high schools are scrambling to redesign team logos under threat of trademark-infringement suits as big-name universities such as Penn State, Notre Dame, University of Iowa, University of Texas and Texas Tech University issue warnings to high school teams informing them of trademark violations.

  • HS Football Player Dies After Hard Fall in Game

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    A Texas high school football player died after he reportedly hit his facemask hard on the ground during a junior varsity game Thursday.

  • Big Ten’s Friday Night Turf Invasion

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    Tuesday’s Big Ten announcement that it will add six prime-time Friday games to its schedule has been met with strong reactions from football fans and athletics administrators, and not many are excited about the decision. From high school associations who see the Friday night games as an invasion of their turf to member colleges who view the games as a logistics nightmare — not to mention the general fan opinion that the move represents an egregious money grab — the reactions have been swift and loud.

  • HS AD, Principal Stripped of Duties After Investigation

    by Stuart Goldman November 2016

    An athletic director and principal have been removed from their duties at a Louisiana high school following an investigation into allegations of illegal grade changes for more than a dozen of the school’s football players.

  • Football Coach Investigated for Post-Game ‘Hazing’

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    A parent of a football player at Atlantic High School in Florida said the school's varsity head coach humiliated her son and his teammates after a game.

  • Death Brings New Scrutiny to HS Sideline Restrictions

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    Recent events and a history of near-misses has high schools taking a hard look at their sideline regulations and who really needs to be standing there. During a game last month between Scranton (Ohio) Prep and Valley View, coach and statistician Anthony Cantafio of Scranton Prep fell and hit his head on an asphalt track circling the field when a Valley View football player was run out of bounds. He was rendered unconscious and later died from the injury.

  • School System Hit with Gender Discrimination Suit

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    Three Alabama families have filed a lawsuit against Huntsville (Ala.) City Schools claiming that the discrepancy of funding and support between girls’ and boys’ athletics amounts to discrimination against their daughters.

  • Cheerleaders Direct Offensive Taunt to Hillsboro 'Indians'

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    Cheerleaders at an Ohio high school made headlines recently for a banner that many found offensive. In celebration of their last scheduled game of the season against the Hillsboro (Ohio) Indians, the cheerleading squad for McClain High School unrolled a homemade banner that went a step beyond the usual level of intimidation banter between rivals. The banner read, “Hey Indians, get ready for a Trail of Tears, part two.”

  • HS Athletic Director Accused of Stealing from Students

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    A Florida high school athletic director was arrested this week after an investigation found he allegedly pocketed money intended to purchase insurance for student-athletes.

  • Infographic: AEDs and School Athletics

    by AB Editors October 2016

    The majority of the attention on athlete safety has focused on head injuries lately, but there is another silent killer on the rise. The rate of young people dying from cardiac arrest has increased by 10 percent in the last 10 years, from 6,328 in 2005 to 7,000 in 2015. Sadly, 54 percent of these cardiovascular deaths occur in high school students. There are currently 16 states that require portable defibrillators to be present on school grounds, but more than 30 states don't require the life saving devices. So why are states not making AEDs mandatory at schools and sports fields?