Programming: High School
Coaches Rebuked for Protest at Dance Team Event
by PAUL WALSH; BETSY HELFAND, STAR TRIBUNE April 2015
Two school districts have disciplined coaches involved in the dance team state tournament protest of that spawned a huge public outcry and led to an investigation by a Minneapolis law firm.
School District Turning AD Post Into One of Promoter
by Timothy Chipp firstname.lastname@example.org 325-676-6776 April 2015
Administrators at the Abilene ISD are looking to make some tweaks to the responsibilities of the district’s director of athletics.
Three Private Schools Seek to Field One Football Team
by JIM PAULSEN; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) April 2015
Dwindling participation numbers have forced three metro private schools to submit a plan asking the Minnesota State High School League to allow them to field a cooperative football program for at least the next two years.
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 AthleticBusiness.com, 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.