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July 26, 2016

Wisconsin school district files lawsuit over realignment

A southeastern Wisconsin school district has filed a lawsuit against the state athletic association, claiming a new realignment plan is bad for its football programs and risks the safety of student-athletes. Wauwatosa East High School was seeking...


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July 22, 2016

Study: Limits on football practice contact making a big difference

Limiting contact during high school football practices was undoubtedly going to reduce head-impact exposure for athletes, but we were unsure just how much. Now, we finally have an idea. [caption id="attachment_14682" align="alignright" width="...


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July 14, 2016

Riddell offering equipment grants to football teams

Riddell's Smarter Football program is a grassroots campaign that recognizes and rewards those who advance the sport through more progressive playing habits and approaches to the game. The aim of smarter football is to help teams bolster ...


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July 13, 2016

Concussion worries force Pa. town to end youth tackle football

Concerns over concussions have forced a Pennsylvania community to drop tackle football for its youth programs. The Windber Youth Football League (Windber, Pennsylvania) switched from flag to tackle football six seasons ago, but concussion worries ...


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June 30, 2016

Ohio prep football players suing former coach, athletic director

Five Ohio high school football players are suing their former coaches and athletic director, claiming they were subjected to constant harassment and bullying. [caption id="attachment_16144" align="alignleft" width="200"] St. Marys football[/captio...


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June 16, 2016

14-year-old North Carolina student dies following football workout

A 14-year-old North Carolina student died Tuesday, one day following a summer conditioning workout with the high school football program. [caption id="attachment_16111" align="alignright" width="299"] Karson Cross, center. | Photo from GoFundMe.c...


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June 14, 2016

Starting from scratch

It’s not yet 9 a.m. on the last Friday of April and the thermometer in Leander, Texas, is stretching toward 80 degrees as Rob Schoenfeld pulls another set of boxes from the back of a truck. The challenge isn’t the unloading any more, he’s used ...


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June 13, 2016

Urban Meyer: ‘Go make your high school coach so proud’

Young football players can go to camps or use recruiting services to land a Division I scholarship, but Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer doesn't believe that's the best approach. [caption id="attachment_16032" align="alignright" width="274"] ...


Florida is considering changes to how high school football teams make the playoffs. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
June 13, 2016

Fla. considers strength of schedule to decide HS playoff teams

[caption id="attachment_16027" align="alignleft" width="291"] Florida is considering changes to how high school football teams make the playoffs. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Florida's athletic association this week will discuss potential chan...


Alabama is experimenting with instant replay in high school football. | Photo: Brian Cantoni
June 9, 2016

Alabama experimenting with replay in high school football

Alabama has begun experimenting with instant replay in high school football, but don't expect it to become a part of the regular season anytime soon. [caption id="attachment_16017" align="alignright" width="281"] Alabama is experimenting with inst...