• Prep Team Forfeits Entire Season Over Player's Physical

    by Tom Kreager, Daily News Journal July 2015

    Blackman High School forfeited all 16 of its wins from the 2015 high school baseball season after self-reporting to the TSSAA a player who was ineligible because the baseball coach didn’t require him to submit an athletic physical, according to a letter from the high school athletic association.

  • OHSAA Places Limits on Full-Contact Football Practices

    by Jeff Gilbert, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) July 2015

    High school football players will be involved in less full contact during practices under regulations adopted Monday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The goal is to reduce the risk of concussions.

  • CPS Must Add Girls Sports After Title IX Investigation

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Following a federal investigation that found “significant” gender-based participation gaps in Chicago Public Schools district sports programs, CPS will increase the amount of organized sports opportunities for girls at no less than 12 high schools as part of a settlement with the federal government.

  • Hockey Team Seeks Tuition Break for Visiting Players

    by Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News (New York) July 2015

    The owner of the Lockport Express junior hockey team said this week that he would like to start more teams in lower age groups, but it might be difficult if the Lockport City School District won't give the players a break on tuition. Most, but not all, of the Express players are past school age.

  • Parents Ask Why Softball 'Coach of Year' Resigned

    by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel July 2015

    Bearden High School athletic director Nathan Lynn said he watched the Lady Bulldogs’ softball program closely last season before reaching a “mutual agreement” to part ways with Leonard Sams. “I spent a lot of time with the girls early in the season,” Lynn said.

  • School Recovers Trailer, Most of $35K in Equipment

    by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel July 2015

    The equipment trailer stolen from Oakdale High School last weekend has been recovered, football coach J.R. Voyles told the News Sentinel on Friday.

  • High School's Youth Football Partnership Falls Apart

    by Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2015

    It seemed like the beginning of a new partnership last fall when the Oconomowoc Youth Football program moved its seventh-and eighth-grade home football games from Ski Slide Park in Ixonia to the newly christened Ed Rux Stadium at Oconomowoc High School.

  • 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.

  • Opinion: Why Limit When Prep Coaches Can Coach?

    by Dmedit July 2015

    Outside of the sport's season and the specified summer period, any coach with the gall to actually help a student-athlete at his or her school develop his throw, strengthen her serve, improve his jump shot or hurdle higher and faster violates regulations of the state school board.