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  • OHSAA Hopes Suspensions Shed Light on Practice Rules

    by By Marc Pendleton March 2015

    Every month the Ohio High School Athletic Association releases a list of schools that have violated its various rules. Its next release will likely be unprecedented, which is noteworthy because the OHSAA has been policing its members since 1907.

  • TSSAA Extends Deadline for Regional Tourneys

    by Chris Thomas chris.thomas@knoxnews.com February 2015

    High school basketball teams in Tennessee have more time to complete their region tournaments after the TSSAA Board of Control voted to move the girls state sectional games to Monday and the boys sectionals to Tuesday.

  • Coaches of 'Tanking' Girls Basketball Teams Suspended

    by Tom Kreager Daily News Journal February 2015

    Riverdale coach Cory Barrett and Smyrna coach Shawn Middleton were removed as coaches through the end of the 2015-16 school year, along having their basketball coaching supplements withheld.

  • IHSAA Penalizes Teams Involved in Basketball Brawl

    by Paul Steinbach February 2015

    The Indiana High School Athletic Association on Tuesday cancelled the seasons of boys’ basketball teams involved in a Feb. 10 brawl, video of which went viral.



    In addition, the rival programs from Hammond and Griffith high schools have been placed on probation for the 2015-16 season. Other penalties include mandatory completion by coaches and players of online courses administered by the National Federation of State High School Associations and a $500 per-game reimbursement to other schools scheduled to host the teams yet this season.

    READ THE IHSAA'S FULL NEWS RELEASE HERE

    The game, which Hammond led 4-0 with 5:32 remaining in the first quarter, was ruled a double forfeit.


  • Another Bizarre Score: Prep Basketball Game Ends 2-0

    by Michael Gaio February 2015

    It wasn't a controversial blowout, but the final score was equally as unusual. A boys high school basketball game in Alabama ended with just one made basket.

  • High Schools Earn Failing Grade in Security Planning

    by Dennis Van Milligen January 2015

    It was a situation that, according to reports, school officials should've seen coming.

  • Post-Scandal Sayreville: AD Resigns, Team to Play in Fall

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    The months-long fallout in the wake of the hazing scandal at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey continues.

  • Sayreville AD Suspended Amid Hazing Investigation

    by Emily Attwood December 2014

    The Board of Education voted on Tuesday night to suspend the Sayreville High School athletic director amid an investigation into the hazing scandal involving its football program. The football team's season came to an abrupt and early end in October following allegations of harassment, bullying and sexual assault. 

    The board voted 8-0 to suspend athletic director John Kohutanycz with pay, effective December 17. The school's football coach, George Najjar, has been suspended since October, though four assistant coaches suspended at that time have been reinstated. 

    At Tuesday night's meeting, the board also approved the hiring of one of those assistant football coaches, Michael Novak, as the school's new strength coach, a position Najjar held until his suspension. The move was a controversial one among board members, some of whom felt that Novak should not have been considered for the position because of his connection to the football hazing investigation. Said one board member in a written statement, "I voted no on appointing Michael Novak as strength and conditioning coach because I don't believe that any of the football coaches should be returning to any coaching position at this time."

    Seven players have been charged as part of the ongoing investigation, though no coaches or administrators have faced charged.

     

  • Should a HS Game Be Replayed Due to Ref's Mistake?

    by Andrew Brandt December 2014

    In Oklahoma, a high school football game has never been replayed for legal reasons.

  • High School Football Participation Up After Decline

    by Dennis Van Milligen December 2014

    When you take a quick look at recent youth and high school football participation numbers, the picture isn't very pretty. Participation in Pop Warner decreased nearly 10 percent from 2010 to 2012, and numerous state high school associations have reported similar declines in their respective football numbers — since 2007, for example, Michigan's numbers have decreased more than 10 percent. According to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations, from 2007 to 2012, nationwide participation dipped by 20,000.