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north dakota
November 29, 2023

University of North Dakota breaks ground on new softball complex

The University of North Dakota is investing in its softball program. The new softball complex, Albrecht Field, is part of its Memorial Village II development, and the ground was broken for the project. The field is named after lead donors Alex and...


CIAC
November 29, 2023

CIAC considering rule change to allow longer summer workouts

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) is considering a rule change that would allow extra practice time during the summer months for high school student-athletes. The CIAC Board of Control has already approved the rule change ...


transgender
November 29, 2023

Florida high school principal reassigned amid transgender athlete’s participation

A Florida principal, as well as several staff members, have been reassigned to non-school sites pending an investigation of "improper student participation in sports" involving a transgender student, according to a statement from Broward County Publi...


antisemitic
November 29, 2023

Illinois All-Conference basketball player reinstated after family files lawsuit

An Illinois mother filed a lawsuit on behalf of her son—a standout high school basketball player—after he was inexplicably cut from his varsity team. The legal was done as an attempt to have her son reinstated to the varsity team and receive p...


massachusetts
November 28, 2023

Massachusetts school files incident report about referee

A Massachusetts athletic department has filed an incident report with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) after a referee's response to an injured player during a girls' soccer state semifinal loss. Dover-Sherborn High Sc...


south dakota
November 28, 2023

Univ. of South Dakota, SDHSAA team up to train new officials

The University of South Dakota has teamed up with the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) to help train sports officials and combat the ongoing referee shortage. There are currently a little more than 1,600 officials in the st...


jeter
November 15, 2023

Derek Jeter gifts $5M for alma mater baseball/softball field upgrades

Hall of Fame New York Yankee second baseman Derek Jeter returned to his Michigan roots to give his alma mater $5 million worth of renovations to its baseball and softball fields. Jeter worked with Kalamazoo Public Schools, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foun...


boycott
November 15, 2023

California high school soccer refs boycott for higher pay

For months, high school officials in Southern California have been threatening to boycott their assignments if they did not get a fee increase from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section. On November 13, the officials sta...


wvssac
November 15, 2023

WVSSAC student-athlete transfer rule draws questions

New transfer rules in the West Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Commission (WVSSAC) set by the state legislature are drawing attention at the start of the winter sports season. Under the new rules, high school student-athletes are allowed to sw...


beach volleyball
November 15, 2023

What you need to know about beach volleyball

Beach volleyball made its first appearance at the Olympics in 1992 and by 1996 had firmly cemented its place as a medal sport. It rocketed through the NCAA’s Emerging Sports for Women program, achieving full championship status in only three years....