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June 15, 2018

Michigan parent charged after slashing coach’s tires

A Michigan father is facing charges after he was caught on video slashing the tires of his son's basketball coach during a game last season. According to WXYZ in Detroit, Gary Maudin was seen on video on his way to the coach's car during a game be...


June 14, 2018

Study: More than 80% of kids downplay, hide sports injuries

A new study conducted by the Auckland University of Technology Sports Performance Research Institute in New Zealand found that more than 80 percent of kids downplay or hide injuries suffered while playing sports. Researchers surveyed 262 boys and...


June 14, 2018

LeBron James to co-produce HBO show on ‘exploitative world’ of NCAA sports

NBA star LeBron James is working with HBO to develop a new show called "STUDENT ATHLETE," which dives into the "exploitative world of high-revenue college sports." The documentary will air this fall. [caption id="attachment_26389" align="alignrigh...


June 13, 2018

N.Y. coach wins $50K defamation settlement against parents

It's not uncommon for parents to go after a coach's job when they're unhappy, but it is rare for the coach to fight back with a lawsuit. Former Honeoye Central High School (N.Y.) boys basketball coach Mark Storm last month won a $50,000 settlement...


June 12, 2018

Illinois adopts mercy rule for high school basketball

Illinois will implement a mercy rule for high school basketball regular season games beginning with the 2018-19 season. The Illinois High School Association's (IHSA) Board of Directors approved the change earlier this month. The new rule will star...


April 30, 2018

Coach certification is vital to schools

In most professions, individuals must meet high standards and earn a certification or license. This includes lawyers, medical doctors, plumbers and truck drivers. In education, teachers have to earn an instructional certificate in their subject ma...


April 16, 2018

Illinois association believes NFHS will add shot clock for basketball

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) believes there's a good chance that the nation's governing body for high school sports will soon add a shot clock for basketball. The National Federation of State High School Associations' (NFHS) Basketb...


March 1, 2018

Low-scoring Minn. HS basketball game prompts shot clock debate

The shot clock again became a topic of debate this week, this time in Minnesota where a girls high school basketball game ended by a score of 17-4. Marshall and Waseca high schools faced off in Tuesday's section opener. Marshall, apparently sensin...


February 8, 2018

Eight tips for coaching girls at all levels

The goal for coaches is to win games and turn athletes into quality people. But there may come a time when you're asked to adjust your style to accommodate the opposite gender or coach a group of athletes you may not be familiar with. For some...


February 1, 2018

Wis. college basketball coach charged after attacking referee

A men's basketball coach in Wisconsin, and his son, have been charged with disorderly conduct after attacking a referee following a game last month. [caption id="attachment_14971" align="alignright" width="268"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] U...