• Organized Sports Snapshots from 1977

    by Paul Steinbach April 2017

    While pondering the 40-year history of Athletic Business magazine, it became increasingly clear just how much times have changed for organized sports. Consider the following:

  • Minnesota HS Transfer Policy Audit Finds 'Deficiencies'

    by Jim Paulsen April 2017

    With eligibility for varsity sports riding on the outcome, the complicated and sometimes contentious process for handling student transfers is plagued with "deficiencies'' and needs action by lawmakers to provide more transparency, a legislative audit disclosed Tuesday. The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor spent much of the last year examining the practices of the Minnesota State High School League, which oversees student eligibility for its 630-member high schools.

  • Ex-HS AD Ruled Responsible for Ticket Revenue Shorfall

    by Michael D. Clark April 2017

    A former athletic director for Talawanda Schools is responsible for a shortage of more than $5,300 in school money, according to a state audit released Tuesday. Jamie Mahaffey, who resigned in September 2015 from the Butler County school system, was cited in an Ohio Auditor's report for not depositing the entire amount of ticket revenue from 71 high school athletic events from August 2014 to April 2015.

  • Turning High School Video Boards into a Revenue Stream (Sponsored)

    by Jerry Sikkink, Daktronics Sports Marketing Manager April 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Daktronics. What is sponsored content?

    Video scoring systems are taking the nation by storm, and more and more high schools want to be a part of it. While this technology can seem like a big investment, many schools have installed an integrated audio and video system without paying out of pocket.

  • OHSAA Set to Release New Sports Divisions

    by Marc Pendleton April 2017

    Competitive Balance will make its debut on Thursday when the Ohio High School Athletic Association releases the divisional breakdown for fall sports. This was the landmark decision that was passed by association members in 2014. Its implementation was delayed to coincide with the two-year cycle of determining student enrollment and to complete software.

  • HS Football Players Suspected of Assault, Kidnapping

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    Wednesday afternoon, six members of the Hamilton High School football team were taken to police headquarters in downtown Chandler, Ariz., under suspicion of sexual assault, kidnapping and aggravated assault of teammates as part of a hazing ritual.

  • Coach Accused of Exposing Self to Team Loses Contract

    by Eli Francovich March 2017

    Spokane Public School administrators declined to renew Ferris High School football coach Jim Sharkey's coaching contract Tuesday.

  • WIAA Aims to Improve RPI Seeding for Tournaments

    by Greg Lee March 2017

    By most accounts, the WIAA got it right when it adopted an RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) to seed the state basketball tournaments this year.

  • Nine Arrested in High School Hazing Assault Case

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a report Monday, La Vernia (Tex.) police announced the arrest of nine student-athletes on charges of sexual assault related to hazing incidents dating from 2014 to the present.

  • Study: Female Athletes More Susceptible to Concussion

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    A recent study released by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that female athletes are 12.1 percent more likely to sustain a concussion than male athletes playing the same sport.