• Private Schools Gain Seats on TSSAA Board, Council

    by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) July 2015

    Independent schools are guaranteed representation on the TSSAA’s board of control and legislative council, thanks to Thursday’s 7-2 vote at the Murfreesboro Doubletree Hotel.

  • TSSAA Votes Against Public-Private Separation

    by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel July 2015

    The TSSAA narrowly eluded a drastic shift in its athletic landscape on Thursday, while still maintaining a vision to level the playing field among its member schools.

  • TSSAA Set to Decide Public-Private Debate Today

    by Stephen Hargis July 2015

    As athletes and coaches throughout Tennessee continue preparing for the rapidly approaching fall athletic season, the attention of the high school sports world will be focused squarely on today's potentially historic TSSAA Legislative Council meeting.

  • School Board OKs Drug Testing, But Not for Steroids

    by Elaine Briseno, Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) July 2015

    Suiting up will now come with the possibility of a random drug test for athletes in the Rio Rancho school district. On Monday, the school board unanimously passed a policy that will allow for the random drug testing of students in grades eight through 12 who are playing on a district sports team.

  • School Board to Consider $200K Jumbotron

    by John Lembo, Sarasota Herald Tribune (Florida) July 2015

    Joe Kinnan Field at Hawkins Stadium may be getting a big new addition: a Jumbotron. Jason Montgomery, Manatee High's athletic director, said the structure could be installed some time this season depending on approval from the school board, which could vote on it as early as this month if the project makes the meeting's agenda.

  • 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.