• Committee Supports HS Pitch Limits, Rest Requirements

    by Robert Sanchez September 2016

    A plan to impose daily and weekly limits on the number of pitches Illinois high school baseball players are allowed to throw could take effect this spring. The Illinois High School Association's baseball advisory committee agreed Tuesday to recommend the limits — including 115 pitches per game for varsity pitchers — with an eye toward helping prevent young players from suffering throwing-related injuries caused by overuse.

  • Opinion: Football's Death Toll Still Too High

    by Jay Evensen August 2016

    Turns out we haven't improved the death toll much over the past century, even if the odds of avoiding death and injury have improved. Many more people play the sport today than in 1906. In Utah, 8,587 high school students played in 2014. Nationally, the figure was 1,083,617, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations.

  • Some Arrested ND Players Will Be Available for Opener

    by Tom Coyne August 2016

    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he intends to make four of the five players arrested by state police on marijuana possession charges available to play when the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish open the season at Texas on Sunday.

  • Schools Review Flag Policies After HS Football Incident

    by; August 2016

    As a high school in Greenville County was fending off criticism on social media after students were barred from bringing American flags to a football game over the weekend, local school administrators were reviewing their policies about flags and sporting events.

  • Miami Players Kicked Off Team for NCAA Violations

    by Tim Reynolds August 2016

    Miami threw two defensive starters off its football team Saturday for NCAA violations, after a months-long probe into whether players had access to luxury rental cars.

  • Board Penalizes High School for Practice Violations

    by Rick Ryan August 2016

    Wheeling Central's football program was hit with penalties by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Wednesday for practice violations earlier this month. The SSAC Board of Directors suspended veteran head coach Mike Young for both his team's preseason scrimmages (a penalty already served), placed his entire coaching staff on probation for one year and took away four of the Maroon Knights' six allotted "flex" days next summer, which are used for out-of-season coaching.

  • Dusty Baker Dislikes MLB Replay

    by Knoxville News-Sentinel August 2016

    Baseball's replay system has a glaring loophole: There is no formal time limit to request a challenge. Without a deadline to worry about, teams nearly always stall until someone in the clubhouse with access to a television relays whether to challenge the play or not to the manager.

  • Autistic Teen Fights for Football Eligibility

    by Joseph Popiolkowski August 2016

    Jacob Kohler, who was diagnosed with autism as a child and needs a fifth year to graduate, has been ruled ineligible to play by Section VI, which governs Western New York high school sports.

  • HS Forfeits Win Over Ineligible Player

    by Chris Thomas August 2016

    Catholic High School’s football team, the defending Tennessee state champion in Class 4A, has forfeited Saturday’s win over Morristown West after playing an ineligible player, Irish coach Steve Matthews told the News Sentinel on Monday.

  • Residency Probe Hangs Over HS Football Program

    by Phil Anastasia August 2016

    One of New Jersey's best teams is under siege, and not from opponents trying to win games or claim championships, but from critics hoping investigators will determine the Chargers broke the rules in their rise to prominence.