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August 29, 2016

Study: Playing with a concussion doubles recovery time

From the University of Arkansas Young athletes with sport-related concussions who were not immediately removed from the field took nearly twice as long to recover as those who did not continue to play, according to a research team led by Universit...

August 22, 2016

North Carolina cracking down on profanity in prep sports

North Carolina's athletic association hopes a new rule will help crack down on profanity during high school games this fall. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) counted 329 incidents of player ejections during the 2015 fo...

August 22, 2016

More school districts embracing Heads Up Football

The high school football season is upon us, and coaches are hard at work with August camps. Summer months mean finalizing playbooks, setting practice schedules, attending seven-on-seven camps and getting in that last bit of rest and relaxation bef...

August 18, 2016

Thousands of football helmets recalled due to injury hazard

Michigan-based Xenith announced this week a recall of thousands of football helmets due a cracking issue that creates a safety hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 29 reports of cracking in certain models ...

August 17, 2016

Wisconsin HS drops football one year after making playoffs

A southwestern Wisconsin high school announced this week it would cancel its upcoming varsity football season, just one year after making the postseason. More than 100 high schools around the nation have dropped football over the last year, accord...

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August 17, 2016

‘Nap room’ part of Clemson’s new football facility

College football facilities are becoming so luxurious that it's a wonder any student-athlete would ever go home. At Clemson, they'll almost never have to. [caption id="attachment_17281" align="alignright" width="297"] Screenshot via ClemsonTige...

August 16, 2016

Miami HS drops varsity football because of low participation

A Miami high school has announced it will drop varsity football due to low numbers, weeks before the season is set to kickoff. Archbishop Curley will continue with its junior varsity program in hopes of fielding a varsity team for the 2017 season...

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August 12, 2016

Praying prep football coach files lawsuit to get job back

A Washington prep football coach who caused a stir last season for praying with his team after games has filed a lawsuit to get his job back. [caption id="attachment_14320" align="alignright" width="284"] Bremerton High School (Wash.)[/caption] ...

August 4, 2016

Making the case for cuts

How cutting kids from teams has long-term benefits One of the most difficult times for any coach are tryouts. Some schools have programs where the numbers dictate the need for making cuts. No coach enjoys this part of the job — not a single one. M...

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August 1, 2016

Colorado to try out 40-second play clock in prep football

Colorado will test out a 40-second play clock this season for high school football, becoming one of three states to experiment with the new rule. Colorado had been using a 25-second clock, one that started on the official's whistle once the ball ...