RECENT ARTICLES
  • Editorial: Open the Books on High School Sports Money

    by Sun-Times Editorial Board June 2015

    When money is tight for pretty much every unit of government in Illinois, the public has a right to know how every last tax dollar is being spent.

  • Fired Prep Coach Who Got Job Back Now Resigns

    by Thomas Clouse tomc@spokesman.com, (509) 459-5495 June 2015

    fter losing his job as Mead High School football coach in late March and having it restored on appeal in late May, Sean Carty announced to parents on Monday that he has resigned as coach of the Panthers.

  • School Plans Ahead as Rain Delays Facility Construction

    by Nadia Tamez-Robledo, Corpus Christi Caller-Times June 2015

    Corpus Christi ISD officials have a backup plan for athletes at the new high school and middle school where recent heavy rain had delayed completion of sports fields.

  • Schools Using Sod from Neyland Stadium on Fields

    by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel June 2015

    It’s not exactly a makeover. But a handful of Rockwood High School’s athletic facilities are receiving face lifts after the school acquired truckloads of Tennessee football’s recently removed playing surface from inside Neyland Stadium.

  • Wheels of PIAA Football Reform Begin Turning

    by Mike Gross, Lancaster Newspapers June 2015

    The process of revamping the PIAA state football playoffs is, if a long way from complete and not certain of happening at all, at least underway.

  • Iowa Schools Brace for Concussion Lawsuits

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    The state of Iowa expects more lawsuits to be filed after a former high school football player was awarded close to $1 million when a U.S. District Court found that his school district was at fault for complications due to head injuries he sustained while playing football.

  • Muslim Soccer Team Refuses to Play Team with Girls

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    A boys' soccer team from a private Muslim high school in Branotibm Ont., would not finish a game during a tournament after it discovered the opposing team had two girls on it.

  • Athletes Must Pass Phys. Ed. Under School’s New Standards

    by Emily Attwood May 2015

    The Wareham, Mass., School District approved a proposal earlier this week to change the high school policy addendum to include stricter academic standards for athletes. Student-athletes must now pass at least seven major subjects per quarter to remain eligible for varsity sports.

  • IHSA Bolsters Concussion-Prevention Initiatives

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    The Illinois High School Association recently introduced several concussion-prevention initiatives after a lawsuit was filed accusing it of doing too little to protect student-athletes from head injuries. 

  • Understanding the Role of Athletic Trainers in High Schools

    by Larry Cooper May 2015

    Athletes participating in every sport at the collegiate and professional levels have come to rely on an athletic trainer for all of their injuries and ailments. Athletic trainers' specialized scope of practice includes injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.