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February 5, 2024

CA superintendent placed on leave after allegations of harassment towards softball team

A California superintendent was placed on leave last week—nearly a year after she allegedly bullied members of a girls' high school softball team for not applauding loud enough for her daughter during a ceremony. The Poway Unified School Distric...

delaware state
February 5, 2024

Delaware State University announces plans for facility upgrades

Delaware State University recently announced upgrades and replacements for its athletic facilities. During a recent meeting, school president Tony Allen and athletic director Alecia Shields-Gadson detailed the projects that have been approved. One...

January 30, 2024

Study: 80% of Nebraska officials quit within first three years

According to recent results shared from a 2022 survey from the Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA), nearly 80% of sports officials quit within their first three years. The survey found the most common reason given for leaving the positi...

January 29, 2024

Football field maintenance during the winter months

The holidays are finally in the rearview. Basketball and other indoor sports are in full swing. All that—coupled with the winter weather—can mean only one thing: It is time to start thinking about your football field.  If that sounds a little...

January 29, 2024

Challenges of hiring & retaining coaches

For whatever reason—and there can be a myriad of them, you have a vacancy on your staff, and you need to hire a new coach. In the past, this might simply mean posting the position within your school district, reviewing the applications, interviewin...

January 29, 2024

Strength training principles for football athletes

Football is the greatest team sport in the entire world. It’s the most violent, intense, mentally and physically demanding game there is. As in life, one can’t be successful by themselves. It takes a team of young men from different background...

January 16, 2024

Washington lawmakers considering felony charges for assaulting refs

Washington state lawmakers are considering new laws to protect sports officials. Rep. Suzanne Schmidt was one of the Washington leaders sponsoring a bill that would crack down on unruly student-athletes and sports fans. The bill would make assaultin...

de anza
January 16, 2024

De Anza track & field athletes speak out on lack of support

Track and field student-athletes from De Anza College in California were joined by coaches and alumni to air their grievances about the athletic department's handling of various pending legal investigations stemming from their 2023 season. The tra...

January 16, 2024

Virginia Union to upgrade athletic facilities

As part of a 10-year plan, Virginia Union University is planning an overhaul of its athletic facilities. The $500 million master plan includes a new football stadium and basketball arena to be included with other residential facilities on campus. ...

January 9, 2024

SafeSport unveils 2024 Athlete Culture & Climate survey

The U.S. Center for SafeSport recently launched the 2024 Athlete Culture and Climate Survey. The survey is intended to solicit input from adult athletes across all levels of sport related to any experiences of abuse or misconduct while participating ...