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ihsa
September 2, 2020

IHSA Offers Guidance on Contact Days

Football will not be played in the fall for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), but the state's high school governing body has offered guidance on "contact days" for high-risk sports like football. According to a report from WAND NBC-17, ...


mhsaa
September 1, 2020

MHSAA Could Reconsider Fall Football If This Happens…

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has previously announced that its football season has been postponed until the spring of 2021, but there is one more last-ditch effort to fit the sport into its normal fall season. According to...


flag football
August 31, 2020

Flag Football Starting Up in NC This Fall

In the absence of a fall high school football season, a start-up 7-on-7 flag football league has sprouted up in North Carolina. The North Carolina Triad Fusion is hosting the flag football league for high school student-athletes who want to sharpe...


referees
August 28, 2020

Lack of Referees a Worry for GHSA

As the September 4 kick-off date for Georgia High School Association (GHSA) football draws closer, some counties are already finding a shortage of available referees. According to a report from WJBF ABC-6, football officials are down 27 percent fr...


resiliency
August 27, 2020

NFHS Director: HS Sports Address to ‘Have A Different Look’

In her third year as the executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Dr. Karissa Niehoff has been at the forefront of the national discussion surrounding high schools returning safely amid the COVID-19 pand...


locker
August 26, 2020

Lions’ Locker Room Recruit-Ready

Texas A&M University-Commerce recently revealed a brand-new locker room for the Lions’ football team that garnered the excitement of current student-athletes and hopefully will entice future prospects.  “You walk in this locker room and n...


diversity
August 25, 2020

Survey Shows New England Athletic Departments Lack Diversity

Collegiate athletic departments in New England appear to have a diversity issue on its hands. According to a recent survey conducted by The Boston Globe, only five of the 112 colleges and universities in the region, employed a Black athletic direc...


August 24, 2020

High School Football Seasons Kick Off Amid Pandemic

Six states across the country have kicked off the high school fall football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two weeks. Utah, Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, North Dakota, and South Dakota have all held live, full-tackle high school fo...


love
August 20, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Earned, Never Given

Earned. Never Given. — It was a cold, blustery Thanksgiving eve back in the late ‘80’s. At the time, I was the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Toledo. I was driving on I-80 East, the Ohio Turnpike, with my family from...


state
August 19, 2020

Where Each State Stands with Fall Sports

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has kept an updated tracker of where all 50 states stand in their efforts to resume fall sports safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on how hard their region has been hit, so...