RECENT ARTICLES
  • Renewed Debate Over Confederate Flag at Prep Level

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    With the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds, the state is eligible again to host NCAA neutral-site championship games. This will be the first time the state has been allowed to host NCAA games since 2001 when it was banned from doing so because of the presence of the Confederate flag on the statehouse grounds.

  • The AB Extra: July 10

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    This week's AB Extra features the world's first sliding field at a new stadium in London, a high school that's getting creative in solving a rodent problem and a Texas-shaped pool that's fighting to become a historical landmark.

  • Oklahoma, South Dakota Revisit Transgender Policies

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors approved a policy related to the eligibility of transgender student-athletes, which will go into effect on July 1.

  • 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.

  • The AB Extra: May 8

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    This edition of The AB Extra includes the story of an 80-year-old who finally atoned for missing a high school gym class, a proposed underwater tennis court in Dubai and the bizarre story of a man getting stuck in a park basketball hoop. Enjoy.

  • Alleged Hazer to Sue Sayreville High School, Police

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    One of the seven Sayreville football players arrested after alleged hazing and sexual assault incidents will file a civil rights suit for damages resulting from his arrest and suspension.