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April 25, 2024

Merrimack removes lacrosse player for racist remark

Merrimack College announced the removal of one of its men's lacrosse players after he made a racist remark toward an indigenous player from the University of Albany during a game last Sunday. The college issued a statement earlier this week, sayin...

mental health
April 24, 2024

Study: Sports play critical role in promoting girls’ mental health

As the nation continues to grapple with a youth mental health crisis, the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) – one of the first organizations to recognize the powerful connection between sports, equity, and society – released its latest research...

April 23, 2024

The telltale signs of heat-related illness in student-athletes

With summer right around the corner, it's important to keep in mind the signs of heat-related illness in your student-athletes. Each year, an estimated 240 people die from heat-related illnesses, and heat stroke is the third-ranked cause of death ...

April 23, 2024

OSAA defends gender policy regarding trans student-athletes

In response to a letter from women lawmakers, including Rep. Bobby Levy, the Oregon High School Activities Association (OSAA) has come out defending its gender policy in high school athletics. A letter was sent to the OSAA encouraging the organiza...

April 23, 2024

FHSAA considers adding esports to athletic offerings

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) may sanction esports as an official sport due to growing interest. Earlier this week, the FHSAA Board of Directors met to discuss the possibility. The association sent out a survey and received ...

youth sports
April 23, 2024

Coaches notice changes throughout youth sports landscape

Youth sports have been a critical part of childhood development for decades. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, from 2020-2021 roughly half of children aged 6-17 “participated in a sports team” or “took sports lessons afte...

April 16, 2024

Study: A friendly touch can improve basketball performance

According to a research team at the University of Basel in Switzerland, a friendly pat on the back ahead of a stressful situation can actually improve a basketball player's in-game performance. A recent story from JPost.com detailed a recent study...

April 16, 2024

Study: Parents’ sideline behavior greatly impacts young athletes

If you're a parent chauffeuring kids around to their various athletic practices, games, or lessons, you should be mindful of your behavior from the sidelines or bleachers. A new study, entitled "Monkey see, monkey do? Exploring parent-athlete beha...

April 9, 2024

NAIA unanimously votes to ban trans athletes from women’s sports

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced a policy that bans transgender athletes from partaking in women's athletics. At its annual conference meeting earlier this week, the NAIA Council of Presidents unanimously vote...

April 8, 2024

Maine Athletics unveil new fueling station

Maine Athletics, in conjunction with Hannaford Supermarkets, is excited to officially announce the opening of the Black Bears Fueling Station in Memorial Gymnasium. "We are excited to continue to enhance the student-athlete experience at UMaine wi...