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February 13, 2020

Varsity Brands names finalists in 2020 School Spirit Awards

Varsity Brands, the market leader in sport, spirit and achievement, today announced that its signature school pride event, the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards, has named finalists for its 2020 School Spirit Awards. This marks the event's fifth co...

January 20, 2020

N.C. parent charged after attacking athlete at wrestling tournament

A North Carolina man is facing charges after running on to the mat during a high school wrestling tournament and attacking his son's opponent. The incident happened Saturday in Kannapolis, North Carolina. During one of the matches, Barry Jones rus...

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January 9, 2020

Kentucky bill would increase penalties for referee harassment

Three Kentucky lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday that would enhance penalties against those who harass or assault sports officials. The proposal, coined the "Good Sport" bill, would amend state law to make assault of a sports official a Class D ...

January 2, 2020

Missouri lawmaker sponsors 2 bills to protect referees

A Missouri legislator is sponsoring two bills that would provide more protection for referees against unruly fans. State Rep. Jerome Barnes, who served 26 years as a referee, submitted two proposals last month that he hopes will curb verbal abus...

December 24, 2019

Coach & Athletic Director’s top stories of 2019

As we turn the calendar to the new year, the Coach & Athletic Director team wanted to take a look back at 2019’s most popular articles. Some of the year’s biggest stories involve sport specialization, angry parents and outrage against re...

December 13, 2019

Iowa high school volleyball coach quits over parent pressure

An Iowa high school volleyball coach won't return to the bench next season, and she said overbearing parents are the reason. Tori Braby carried a 126-85 record and won three conference championships in her seven years at Mount Ayr High School. She...

December 11, 2019

Innovations in Athletics: The top products of 2019

dIt’s impossible these days to run an athletic program without integrating some form of technology. From tablets to wearables, innovative products give teams an edge by providing valuable insight on player performance and team optimization. For Co...

December 11, 2019

Wisconsin bill would set greater penalties for referee harassment

Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed a bill that would provide greater protection to the state's sports officials. [caption id="attachment_27929" align="alignright" width="226"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic...

December 10, 2019

Oakland University adds varsity esports team

Oakland University has become the first Division I university in the state of Michigan to formally announce the addition of a varsity esports team to its athletics program. The team will begin competition in the fall of 2020. [caption id="atta...

December 3, 2019

Alan Stein Jr. launches Raise Your Game Show

After letting the mics cool down for a couple of years while I transitioned into professional speaking, I’m excited to launch the Raise Your Game Show. So why this show? Why now? The goal of this show to simply be an extension of Raise Your Game an...