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October 16, 2017

Texas could experiment with shot clock in high school basketball

Texas doesn't plan to mandate the use of a shot clock in high school basketball anytime soon, but it could allow its biggest schools to experiment with it in some capacity. During a legislative council meeting over the weekend, University Intersch...


September 27, 2017

Reports: Rick Pitino, AD out at Louisville

UPDATE: Louisville interim president Greg Postel said during a press conference on Wednesday that coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich were placed on "administrative leave" and their employment "would be reviewed at a different date." P...


September 26, 2017

Wisconsin could reconsider shot clock for high school basketball

Wisconsin coaches and athletic administrators appear to be having second thoughts about implementing a shot clock in high school basketball. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, high school athletic directors believe they were given little op...


July 25, 2017

Oklahoma facing shortage of basketball, football referees

Just one month before the fall high school sports season begins, Oklahoma is facing a significant shortage of qualified referees for football and basketball. Oklahoma is not alone, as more than a dozen states have expressed concern over their refe...


July 10, 2017

Basketball: Philosophy, drills to improve rebounding

Many coaches agree that rebounding is the most important phase of basketball when it’s weighed in comparison to offense or defense. For instance, we may not be a good shooting team, but we would not have to be if we rebounded well enough to get sec...


June 26, 2017

Texas officials considering harsher penalties for fights

There were 16 fights on Texas high school basketball courts last year, according to the Dallas Morning News, and state referees want to do something about it. The newspaper reports that the Texas High School Basketball Officials Association intend...


June 23, 2017

Wisconsin bringing shot clock to high school basketball

High school basketball in Wisconsin will implement a 35-second shot clock beginning with the 2019-20 school year. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association's (WIAA) Board of Control approved the rule on Thursday, its second major change t...


May 16, 2017

Poll: 70% of coaches prefer a shot clock in high school basketball

Last month, Coach and Athletic Director asked coaches whether a shot clock should be used in high school basketball. Maryland recently voted to adopt a 35-second shot clock for high school boys basketball, and the issue has been debated for years in...


May 11, 2017

HS basketball referees will now stop play for misconduct warnings

Beginning next season, high school basketball referees will stop games to give misconduct warnings to coaches and other personnel who are unruly. The National Federation of State High School Associations' (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee made the...


May 4, 2017

Maryland adopts shot clock for boys basketball

Maryland high school boys basketball will install a 35-second shot clock beginning with the 2017-18 season. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) last week approved the change, along with a new mercy rule for both bo...