• NJ Bill Would Make Sensitivity Training Mandatory

    by Andy Berg January 2019

    A New Jersey lawmaker and high school football coach is recommending mandatory sensitivity training for all prep coaches and athletic directors.

  • NCAA Approves Stipends for Final Four Families

    by Andy Berg January 2019

    The NCAA  has officially adopted a new policy that will make it easier for the families of student-athletes participating in this year’s men’s and women’s Final Fours to make it to the high-profile tournaments.

  • High School Loses Appeal Over Pregame Smoke

    by Paul Steinbach January 2019

    Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh has lost its appeal to lift a one-game suspension on head football coach Jon LeDonne, based on his team's use of sideline smoke devices last season.

  • Building and Maintaining Effective Student Sections

    by Chris LaReau & Dr. Peter Titlebaum January 2019

    College athletics is in the midst of an “attendance crisis,” and student sections are not exempt. National championship contending programs continue to lose student support. Athletic departments must evolve their thinking on student sections or risk losing their student fan base. Following are best practices related to student section leadership, student engagement and sponsorship activation. 

  • UConn Addresses Ollie-Era Violations

    by Jason Scott January 2019

    The University of Connecticut on Friday announced that it would self-impose penalties for violations of NCAA rules that took place within the men’s basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie.

  • High School Soccer Team Pictured Giving Nazi Salute

    by Andy Berg January 2019

    A picture of yet another group of high school student-athletes performing the Nazi salute has hit social media.  

  • Indiana Senator Proposes Prep Drug Testing

    by Andy Berg January 2019

    It’s no secret that professional athletes are subject to random drug testing, and now lawmakers in Indiana are suggesting the same for student-athletes at the high school level.

  • VHSL Mulls Banning Offseason Practices

    by Jason Scott January 2019

    The era of offseason practices for high school sports may be coming to a close in Virginia, as the Virginia High School League weighs a proposal that would eliminate them.

  • MSU President Engler Resigns Over Comments

    by Andy Berg January 2019

    Michigan State interim president John Engler has resigned following controversial comments he made about gymnasts involved in the Larry Nassar scandal.

  • Another Bill Targets South Dakota's Transgender Policy

    by Paul Steinbach January 2019

    A bill introduced Monday in the South Dakota Legislature would void the South Dakota High School Activities Association's policy that allows transgender students to participate on sports teams that reflect their gender identities rather than the biological sex listed on their birth certificate.