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stanford
July 8, 2020

Stanford to Eliminate 11 of 36 Varsity Programs

Stanford University announced this week that it will be eliminating nearly a third of its varsity sports programs following the 2020-21 academic year. Eleven of the school's 36 varsity sports have been cut and include the following: men's and wome...


utes
July 8, 2020

Utes Football Coach Suspended Following Former Player’s Revelation

A former University of Utah football player is making national headlines for his recent revelation that one Utes coach allegedly used racial rhetoric. Ryan Lacy, once a full-scholarship player for the Utes, said on Twitter that during a 2008 pract...


covid-19
July 6, 2020

Five Strategies for Team Support During COVID-19

Anxious, worried, and looking for answers.  That is the daily life of a student-athlete, along with coaches and administrators in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. What do we know and how can we keep everyone informed without instilling more fear or c...


programs
July 2, 2020

UMass-Dartmouth Drops 8 Sports Programs

The athletics department of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth announced this week that it will be dropping eight intercollegiate sports programs, effective immediately, according to a press release from the school. The programs that have b...


ohsaa
July 1, 2020

OHSAA Creating ‘Multiple Scenarios’ for High School Football

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="522"] Photo: 2C2K Photography / Creative Commons[/caption] With the start of July, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is putting together a number of scenarios for the high school football s...


usa football
June 30, 2020

USA Football Releases Guidelines for Youth Sports Return

USA Football has devised its own phased approach to resuming youth football this season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article in the New York Times. Based on the guidelines given by the CDC, USA Football first advises its youth leagu...


minnesota
June 29, 2020

Minnesota AD ‘Optimistic’ for Fall Return of Sports

University of Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle is preparing for the Gophers' fall athletic season as if it will resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minnesota football players are already back on campus and Coyle told the Star Tribune that...


sanitization
June 18, 2020

Defeating the Invisible Opponent: Sanitization and Bacteria Control In Athletic Facilities

The typical athletic facility is filled with many invisible visitors. The tension that’s built up in pregame moments, the effort exerted in the weight room, the jubilation that’s expended following a come-from-behind victory — those are the int...


uct
June 16, 2020

UCT’s Student-Built Wellness Center Gives Greater Bang for the Buck

On-the-job learning lies at the heart of the Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical High School. It’s the reason the school promotes off-campus cooperative apprenticeship programs in specific trades that students participate in. It’s the sa...


June 16, 2020

The AD’s Role in Fan Control

Sportsmanship and fan control are not new concerns — this issue has been center-stage for decades and still remains a problem for many. As a result, some state athletic associations have implemented programs and initiatives, and state legislatures...