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April 28, 2016

Nevada school board candidate calls for prep football ban

A Nevada school board candidate believes that football should be banned from the nation's fifth-largest district, arguing that the sport poses too many health risks for young athletes. The story comes from USA Today, which published the article W...

April 27, 2016

Report: Idaho football will drop to FCS in 2018

CBS Sports reported Wednesday afternoon that Idaho football will drop from the FBS to the FCS in 2018, the first program to make such a move to a lower division. Idaho, along with New Mexico State, was to be removed from the Sun Belt Conference fo...

April 27, 2016

Students, faculty want Eastern Michigan to drop DI football

Faculty and students at Eastern Michigan University want the school to drop from Division I football, citing low attendance figures and the costs of keeping the program running. A report from the university, according to the Detroit Free Press, fo...

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April 12, 2016

J.J. Watt: ‘I want to coach high school football’

[caption id="attachment_13442" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo: Jeffrey Beall, Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt might be years from retirement, but he's already thinking about his post-NFL plans. Watt spo...

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March 29, 2016

USA Football offering grants for prep, youth programs

From USA Football Youth, middle school and high school football programs may apply now through April 20 for football equipment grants, field-building grants and automated external defibrillator (AED) grants from USA Football, the sport’s national ...

March 1, 2016

Ivy League votes to eliminate tackling at football practices

Ivy League schools voted last week to eliminate tackling from football practices during the regular season, a significant step in the fight against sports injuries. The new approach is one already embraced by Dartmouth, where the team uses a mob...

February 12, 2016

Debate over football safety not going away

Spend some time watching film of football games during the 1940s and you’ll find yourself asking one question: How did anyone survive? [caption id="attachment_15179" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Sure, tacklin...

January 27, 2016

Fla. school threatens legal action over prayer at football game

The Texas-based Liberty Institute is threatening to file a lawsuit on behalf of a Florida school that was barred from praying over the loudspeaker at last month's football state title game. According to WFLA in Tampa, Cambridge Christian is askin...

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January 22, 2016

Tenn. legislator files bill to create concussion task force

A Tennessee legislator filed a bill this week that would create a task force to study concussions and other high school and college sports-related injuries. [caption id="attachment_15179" align="alignright" width="298"] Tennessee legislators look...

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January 20, 2016

‘Hold The Rope’ — Unique strategy motivates athletes

[embed][/embed] By Kevin Hoffman, Editorial Director One of the many ways coaches get to flex their creative muscles is through motivational strategies. Some use billboard materials and team retreats, ...