RECENT ARTICLES
  • District Drops Insurance Policy, Students Left with Bill

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    As a consequence of budget cuts finalized in spring of 2016, Paterson (N.J.) Public Schools has dropped accident insurance that previously covered accidental injury to students and student-athletes while on school grounds or attending school functions.

  • After Forfeits, Private HS Football Team to Play Again

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A Seattle-area powerhouse private high school football team will play its first game since Sept. 16 after four straight forfeit wins over schools that chose not to play it due to player safety concerns.

  • HS Coach Dismissed, Students Walk Out in Protest

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    High school football coach and athletic director Eric Hernandez of Brooks Academy in San Antonio has been dismissed mid-season without any public explanation. His sudden departure was met with widespread discontent by students and parents alike, as Hernandez was generally well-liked and has had a successful run as athletic director at the academy.

  • LHSAA Suspends Coaches, Vacates Wins for HS Team

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    After receiving an anonymous tip concerning the eligibility of several student-athletes on the Belaire High School football team, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association conducted an investigation which resulted in both disciplinary and administrative probation. The consequences include a $2,000 fine, suspensions for two coaches and five retroactive forfeits for the Belaire Bengals.

  • Mother Levels Wrongful Death Suit Against Helmet Manufacturer

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    In a lawsuit filed Friday, Jeanine Smith sought financial retribution over the death of her son Andre due to a blunt force head trauma suffered on the football field. Smith was injured in 2015 when he was struck by another player during a kick return play. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, he was knocked down but immediately got back up again, and complained of a headache before losing consciousness. Smith never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead the following morning.

  • Cheerleaders Take a Knee, School District Receives Threats

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    The Cornell School District has received an estimated five or six hundred phone calls and emails in the aftermath of a video released on social media criticizing the actions of a high school cheerleading squad that took a knee during the National Anthem at a home game September 30.

  • Carolina Panthers Fund HS Hurricane Recovery

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    Not for the first time, the Carolina Panthers have stepped up to help high school athletics programs in North and South Carolina recover from losses due to hurricane damage.

  • Infographic: Inside the High School Apparel Turf War

    by AB Editors October 2016

    College athletics programs are benefiting from apparel contracts valued in the millions of dollars as apparel brands battle each other to maximize their respective products' visibility.

  • Board Agrees to Apparel Deal with Under Armour

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    When it comes to sports apparel deals, the focus tends to be on collegiate teams who sign rich deals with sportswear companies. But the apparel wars have trickled down to the high school level, as well.

  • Training Drill Backlash Costs Soccer Coach His Job

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    The North Attleboro High School girls’ soccer team is left in the hands of interim coach Bill Wallace, current softball coach for the Attleboro Rocketeers, after three coaches and a coaching assistant resigned from their posts last Wednesday.