• OHSAA Charter School Rule Upsets Parents, Coaches

    by Bill Bush, The Columbus Dispatch August 2015

    About 20 charter-school students played sports on a Columbus City Schools team last school year, meaning they made up only one-third of 1 percent of the district's 6,000 or so student athletes.

  • Prep Coach Resigns Amid Player Eligibility Investigation

    by David La Vaque, Star Tribune (Mpls.-St. Paul) August 2015

    The football coach at one of Minnesota's fastest-rising high school programs resigned Monday on the eve of the 2015 season amid a widening school district investigation of player eligibility concerns.

  • Injury Prevention Aim of Yoga-Practicing Football Team

    by James Yodice August 2015

    The St. Pious football team's plan is do the yoga on Mondays, after lifting, conditioning and scouring through game film. It is one half of a master plan to keep the Sartans healthier, longer.

  • Conflict Exposes Rifts Between Parents, Coaching Staff

    by Matt Hongoltz-Hetling, Matt Hongoltz-Hetling Valley News Staff Writer August 2015

    A conflict between a high school basketball coach and a member of the Hartford School Board has both sides side asking administrators to take a more active hand in reining in the other side's behavior.

  • New Merger May Salvage Prep Football Team's Season

    by The Buffalo News (New York) August 2015

    Eden High School already was in its second year of a merged team with North Collins to bolster its roster. But in the end, there simply weren't enough players to compete safely this year - though last-minute talks with Lake Shore might produce a combined team just for this year.

  • OHSAA Concussion Protocol Changes Widely Cheered

    by Rick McCrabb August 2015

    High school coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers and parents are applauding changes made by the state association geared toward reducing the risk in football for concussions and head impact exposure.

  • 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.