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  • HS Coaches, AD Resign Amid Hazing Allegations

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Head football coach David Proffitt of Lake Zurich (Ill.) High School added his letter of resignation to those of athletic director Rolando Vazquez and assistant coach Chad Beaver shortly after the first two resignations were accepted by district board members at a meeting on Thursday.

  • Brain Injury Study Shows Increased Death Rate

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Last Thursday, a study was released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention showing a small increase in recent years in high school football player deaths attributed to brain and spinal injuries.

  • Unconscious Wrestler Revived by Coach and Spectators

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    On Wednesday night, Donovan Catholic High School wrestler Brandon Gonzalez was revived by a group of fast-acting coaches, trainers and spectators after collapsing during a tri-match with Lakewood and Toms River North in Lakewood, N.J.

  • Players Sue District for Alleged Anti-Bullying Violation

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Washoe County (Nev.) School District and Galena High School football coach Steve Struzyk and principal Tom Brown, three former players asked for monetary damages to be paid in compensation for economic loss and pain and suffering due to a perceived violation of state law and a district anti-bullying policy.

  • AB's Top 10 Stories of 2016

    by AB Staff December 2016

    It was another eventful year in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries in 2016. Take a look at some of the top highlights that we covered at AB this year.

  • New High School Track Deemed Unsalvageable

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    The track at Plainville (Conn.) High School will need to be replaced after less than a year of use. The track, which was installed in early spring, has been deemed unsalvageable after a bubbling problem in the track’s synthetic turf material.

  • Blog: Creating Buy-In for $70M McKinney ISD Stadium

    by Valerie Little, Associate AD - McKinney ISD December 2016

    Editor’s note: In May 2016, voters approved a bond package that allowed the McKinney (Texas) Independent School District to construct a multi-million-dollar high school football stadium. Construction on the project began in December 2016, and is expected to be complete in late 2017. Valerie Little, Associate AD for McKinney ISD, will be providing an exclusive inside look at coordinating the effort.

    There are several foundational philosophies we as a district have relied upon to overcome some of the early challenges in this project. Now, despite all the negative media attention the McKinney (Texas) ISD has gotten for our new stadium project, the excitement in our community is palpable. 

  • Is Anything Good Happening in High School Sports?

    by Brian M. Miller December 2016

    Is there anything good happening in high school sports? As an athletic director, this is a question for which I try to have a good answer. Frequently, the reported news is not helpful. I am an advocate for education-based athletics. The court, field or ice rink is an extension of the classroom. This is the test track to see whether or not what we teach within our school walls has an impact in the reality of the world outside.

  • WIAA and NFHS Launch #MyReasonWhy Campaign

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association has partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations to help launch a social media campaign highlighting the benefits of participation in high school extracurricular activities and sports.

  • San Diego Schools Neglecting Field Safety Tests

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    Data obtained through a survey by the Voice of San Diego shows that very few public schools in San Diego county are conducting regular field tests to monitor the hardness of turf fields. Only a few school districts could report having ever tested their fields, and of those, several conducted one test immediately after installation and then never again.