• 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.

  • Ex-Prep Athletics Administrators on Changed Job

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff July 2015

    What's perhaps easiest for Sue Parent and Jim Murphy to describe as they reflect on a combined 49 years as high school athletic administrators is what hasn't changed.

  • Opinions Mixed on Year-Round Prep Coaching Proposal

    by Chuck McGill, Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia) July 2015

    South Charleston football coach Donnie Mays sat at his desk in his classroom this spring, almost apologetic that he couldn't stop the words from coming out of his mouth.

  • Lancaster High's Mascot Transition Anything But Calm

    by Karen Robinson, The Buffalo News (New York) July 2015

    The dynamic of the Lancaster School Board officially changed Monday night. What seemed like it would be a calm transition to swear in two staunch supporters of the "Redskins" mascot for the school's athletic teams turned into shouting among the audience.

  • High School AD Resigns Two Months After Taking Job

    by Marc Pendleton, Dayton Daily News July 2015

    Jonas Smith's tenure as the Upper Arlington High School athletic director ended before it started. The Dayton Public Schools AD since 2005, Smith was named to the Golden Bears' position in April, then resigned in mid-June.

  • Prep Girls' Hoops Players Against Lowering the Rim

    by Walter Villa, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    In volleyball, women play on nets that are 8 inches lower than in the men's game. This allows the women to play above the net in much the way their male counterparts do.