• Opinion: Football a Bigger Deal Than Other HS Sports

    by JR RADCLIFFE, Kettle Moraine Index (Dousman, WI) August 2015

    Even if you consider the colossal weight room to be a football-only venture and dismiss the gym classes that can use it, every team at the high school can and has trained inside the building. There are soccer lines on the field, batting cages, golf nets and more.

  • Two More Students Disciplined in Football Hazing

    by Tony Casey, Johnson City Press July 2015

    The number of David Crockett High School football players being sent to the district’s Alternative Learning Program school following a hazing incident, sexual in nature, has doubled to a count of four.

  • School Board Ponders Sports' Role in Academic Success

    by Pat Schneider, The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) July 2015

    Madison School Board members are contemplating a comprehensive analysis of the role of athletics - competitive and recreational - in students' academic achievement. It's something that has not been looked at in depth before, they said.

  • Shorthanded High School Cancels Football Season

    by Miguel Rodriguez; News Sports Reporter July 2015

    Addressing the matter via Twitter, Eden Athletic Director Marisa Fallacaro said that the numbers for modified and junior varsity remain strong and that Eden plans to field a varsity team again in 2016.

  • Teacher Hires to Help District with Phys. Ed. Compliance

    by Sandra Tan News Staff Reporter July 2015

    The Buffalo School District has been out of compliance with state-mandated physical education requirements for years, contributing to a young student population often described as restless, inattentive and increasingly fat.

  • Fewer Tennessee Football Teams Holding Two-a-Days

    by Stephen Hargis, Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee) July 2015

    Teams across Tennessee beginning full-pads practices today is the surest sign the clock is ticking toward kickoff of the 2015 high school football season. But as coaches find out who their toughest players are and which ones won't shy away from contact, it appears another old-school test of toughness is becoming outdated.

  • Football-Crazy Texas Not Immune to Officials Shortage

    by Mark Travis, Corpus Christi Caller-Times July 2015

    An important part of the high school football ecosystem may soon be going on the endangered species list. The South Texas chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) is struggling to meet increasing demands for its referees, and the chapter is anxiously seeking a new wave of young officials.

  • Doctor: Are Prep Sports Worth Mental Health Risks?

    by Dr. Gregory Ramey, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) July 2015

    Participation in high school sports results in significant risks to the mental health of our teens. Are the risks worth the benefits? Sports are great activities for our kids. Teens acquire skills from teammates and caring coaches that they can't get in their classrooms, or even from their parents.

  • Suspected Hazing at Prep Football Camp Investigated

    by Nathan Baker, Johnson City Press July 2015

    An upper East Tennessee schools superintendent confirmed Thursday the involvement of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services in an investigation into allegations of hazing reportedly perpetrated by upperclassmen high school football players against their freshmen teammates.

  • PIAA Addresses Shorter Football Season, Enrollments

    by Ed Gruver, LNP (Lancaster, PA) July 2015

    "All politics is local," former Speaker of the U.S. House Tip O'Neill once famously stated, and Ron Kennedy agrees. "There are 12 different districts (in the PIAA) and 12 different entities," the District Three chairman and Donegal athletic director said Wednesday.