RECENT ARTICLES
  • Toxic Culture Threatens High School Referees

    by Jason Scott May 2017

    Stories about unruly fans, parents, coaches or even players creating threatening environments for high school sports officials have become common. Could it finally be having an impact on sports leagues’ abilities to find people willing to do the job?

  • Uniform Changes for High School Wrestling Approved

    by Jason Scott May 2017

    Beginning in the 2017-18 season, high school wrestlers will have the option to choose whether they wear the traditional one-piece singlet on the mat.

  • HS Coach Canned Over Communication with Millennials

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Stan Luketich, who founded the Phoenix Desert Vista high school baseball program in 1996, has been fired after 42 years of coaching and two state championships. According to Luketich, when he asked the administration for a reason he was told, “You do not effectively communicate with millennials.”

  • Concrete Panel Falls from Stadium

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    Contractors working on Wheeling Island Stadium in West Virginia were attempting to pull down a concrete panel for examination on Monday when a second panel collapsed to the ground unexpectedly.

  • Field Supplier Fixes Faulty Fields with Glue

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Synthetic surfaces company FieldTurf is undergoing an extensive re-application process for turf purchased by San Diego County Schools which have begun to degrade, affecting the appearance of the fields.

  • Four Fired, One Suspended in HS Recruiting Probe

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    At a Board of Education meeting Wednesday night, a Patterson (N.J.) Eastside athletic director and two coaches were terminated following a series of investigations into the school’s recruiting practices.

  • Family of Hazing Rape Victim Files Federal Suit

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The family of an unnamed student-athlete from La Vernia High School filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, seeking damages for violations of civil rights, as well as constitutional rights outlined in the fourth and 14th amendments.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.