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February 20, 2019

How new products can keep your program running smoothly

It’s not likely you have ever heard of an athletic director with a relaxed, laid-back job. Athletic directors wear numerous hats — logistics, personnel decisions, scheduling, solving the occasional unforeseen crisis. Amid it all, they are respons...


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February 15, 2019

Bill would allow Pennsylvania to create separate postseasons for public, private schools

A Pennsylvania lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next week that would allow the state athletic association to create separate postseasons for public and private schools. [caption id="attachment_27525" align="alignright" width="298"] Photo: Gerry ...


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February 13, 2019

Play clock, instant replay among NFHS rule changes for football

From the NFHS To establish a more consistent time period between downs in high school football, the play clock will start at 40 seconds instead of 25 seconds in many cases beginning with the 2019 season. This change was one of seven rules revis...


February 13, 2019

Reducing Time, Money and Stress for Turnkey Athletic Construction Projects

{Sponsored} When the Mexico Academy & Central School District (MACS) in northern New York launched the initiative to construct a new athletic stadium, they knew they’d face some unique hurdles. The timeline of this project was critical, espe...


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February 12, 2019

Parents fight at Wisconsin youth wrestling tournament

No arena is sacred to bad sports parents — not even youth wrestling tournaments. The video below, which has made the rounds on social media over the last couple of days, comes from a youth wrestling tournament in Kimberly, Wisconsin. In it, pare...


February 12, 2019

Wisconsin judge overrules referee’s call that DQ’ed wrestler

A Wisconsin judge last week made an unusual move when he issued an injunction that will allow a disqualified high school wrestler to compete at the state tournament. Waterford High School sophomore Hayden Halter picked up two unsportsmanlike penal...


February 11, 2019

N.M. athletic director sets restrictions on student seating

A New Mexico high school was forced to impose student seating restrictions at basketball games when some of its fans were repeatedly breaking rules. [caption id="attachment_18450" align="alignleft" width="242"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Th...


February 7, 2019

New Mexico high school warned over fan behavior at games

A New Mexico high school has been told by the state athletic association that it needs to clean up fan behavior at boys and girls basketball games. Estancia High School received a warning letter last week from the New Mexico Activities Association...


February 7, 2019

A.D.ministration: Alleviating concerns over football safety

Concerns over safety and concussions may contribute to the decline in football participation. The issue of concussions and their long-range effects cannot or should not be easily dismissed. It’s an important topic for parents and athletes, and it...


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February 6, 2019

California bill would allow compensation for college athletes

A California state senator has introduced a bill that would allow college athletes to receive sponsorships without repercussions from their institutions. [caption id="attachment_27490" align="alignleft" width="240"] Photo: Eric Chan, Flickr[/capti...