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September 13, 2016

College football player suspended five years for knocking out referee

A California community college football player has been suspended five years after an incident last weekend where he knocked a referee out cold during a game. [caption id="attachment_17505" align="alignright" width="273"] Screenshot via YouTube, A...

September 13, 2016

Drills to improve your defensive backs

Ohio Northern University football coach Dean Paul shows off a few of the drills he uses to improve his defensive backs. [embed][/embed]...

September 6, 2016

Safety concerns prompt Alaska HS football team to forfeit mid-game

An Alaska high school football team walked off the field mid-game last week after watching two of its players sent to the hospital on what the coach called "dirty" tactics. Ketchikan football coach Jim Byron said the forfeit was prompted by safety...

John Curtis Christian High School (Louisiana)
September 1, 2016

Top 25 prep football program to vacate wins from three seasons

One of the nation's top high school football programs must vacate wins from the past three seasons for using a "recruited player," according to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. [caption id="attachment_17422" align="alignright" widt...

Philomath High School (Oregon)
September 1, 2016

Coach, six players charged in Oregon HS football team hazing

A coach and six players of an Oregon high school football team face charges for an alleged hazing ritual that took place during summer training camp. [caption id="attachment_17416" align="alignright" width="128"] Philomath High School (Oregon)[/ca...

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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...