• Bill Would Fund Prep Sports with Pro Ticket Surcharge

    by Scott Alan Salomon, Special to Treasure Coast Newspapers March 2015

    The Florida legislature will take up bills in each chamber that could put more money into the coffers of all high school athletic programs in the state. Bills filed in the House and Senate will seek to impose a surcharge of .25 cents for each ticket purchased to a professional sporting event in the state and that money would be segregated and distributed to high school sports programs.

  • Spring Prep Sports Athletes Face Unique Challenges

    by Aaron Dorksen, Daily Record (Wooster, Ohio) March 2015

    My hat's off to spring sports athletes and coaches. It's not easy to do what you do compared to other seasons. When classes resume each fall, excitement and attention are at a peak as most people are focused on settling back into their routines.

  • No Criminal Charges in High School Soccer Hazing

    by Ray Chandler Special to Independent Mail March 2015

    Five members of the Walhalla High School soccer team were suspended and removed from the team last week after a student reported to school officials the treatment to which he had been subjected while traveling on the team bus from a varsity game at Pickens High School.

  • Ohio Prep Basketball Tournament Attendance Dropping

    by Bob Hunter, The Columbus Dispatch March 2015

    There were 9,794 fans in attendance, meaning there were almost as many empty seats in Value City Arena as there were bodies.

  • Virginia Governor to Declare Homeschoolers Ineligible

    by Harry Minium, The Virginian-Pilot March 2015

    HB 1626, sponsored by Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle County, was dubbed the Tebow bill after former University of Florida star and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, who played high school football in suburban Jacksonville, Fla., while being homeschooled.

  • The AB Extra: March 27

    by Laura Godlewski March 2015

    Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to, The AB Extra. Each Friday this space will feature news, notes and interesting articles from around the web in a quick, concise format. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the The AB Extra.

  • Florida House Passes Bill to Overhaul Prep Sports

    by Nick Williams, Tribune staff March 2015

    The Florida House of Representatives' Education Committee approved a bill Thursday by a 12-5 vote that would overhaul the governance of state high school sports and allow students to transfer for athletic purposes without consequence.

  • Panel Opts for Fieldhouse Addition Over Science Facility

    by Kevin Murphy, For TH Media March 2015

    A state panel Tuesday recommended including a $15 million addition to the Williams Fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the state's next capital budget but not a $19.7 million renovation of the campus' primary science facility.

  • NJSIAA Mulls Non-Public School Football Conference

    by Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer March 2015

    Competition between public and non-public schools in football could all but cease in New Jersey under the conditions of a controversial proposal presented on Tuesday by the state's governing body for scholastic sports.

  • Bill Would Allow Prep Transfers, May Replace FHSAA

    by Nick Williams, Tribune staff March 2015

    Proposed legislation working its way through the Florida House of Representatives could eventually lead to high school athletes transferring virtually at will, and it would create a new governing body for high school athletics.