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nchsaa
November 28, 2022

NCHSAA To Consider 35-Second Shot Clock

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) board of directors is considering phasing in a shot clock for high school basketball during their meeting this week. Under the proposed plan, submitted by the North Carolina Basketball C...


uil
November 2, 2022

Texas High School Basketball Programs Stripped of UIL Title, Hit With Postseason Ban

A Texas high school athletics department is mired in controversy regarding both of its basketball teams — one being stripped of its 2021-22 UIL state championship and another being banned from 2022-23 postseason play. The Duncanville boys basket...


referee
August 15, 2022

Basketball Player Saves Referee Who Collapsed During Game

Myles Copeland is exactly the kind of teammate you want. While his semi-pro basketball teams won the game, it was Copeland that made a lifesaving play on a referee. When referee John Sculli collapsed during a game two months ago, Copeland, who works...


texas tech
August 8, 2022

Texas Tech Football & Women’s Basketball Teams Sign NIL Deals

Every single player on the 2022-23 Texas Tech football team was recently signed to a Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) one-year, $25,000 contract from a local collective called the Matador Club. The deal will be for all 85 scholarship players plus 1...


aau
July 21, 2022

Two Fights Breakout Between Refs, Fans, & Coaches during AAU Tournaments

Two AAU basketball referees were involved in physical altercations during summer tournaments in the midwest over the last weekend. In Oklahoma, a referee knocked out a male spectator after issuing a technical foul to a coach for stepping out onto ...


relationships
July 20, 2022

5 Steps to Continuing Relationships with Student-Athletes After Graduation

During the recruiting process, many coaches sell prospective student-athletes on how they strive to have lifelong relationships with their former players. But how many actually practice what they preach?   For most young people, the years spent ...


pivots
July 14, 2022

Jump Stops, Pivots, and V-Cuts

Having coached basketball at every level since 1970, including 21 years in the NBA, I always started with stops, starts, pivots, and v-cuts with every team I worked with.  In presenting at coaches and player clinics since retiring from the NBA, I...


toledo
June 15, 2022

Toledo Basketball Player Saves Ref’s Life During Game

An off-duty Ohio firefighter's instincts kicked in to save a life while playing in a men's league basketball game over the weekend. Myles Copeland is a firefighter for the Toledo (OH) Fire and Rescue Department and found himself in New York playin...


schsl
April 21, 2022

SCHSL Approves Boys Volleyball, Football Running Clock, & Basketball Shot Clock

The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) made major changes to the landscape of the state's high school athletics programs during its executive committee meeting this week. Of the changes made by the SCHSL, the most notable were the unanimous...


oregon
April 18, 2022

Oregon High School Placed on Probation After Racial Taunts at Basketball Game

An Oregon high school was placed on probation by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) following a January basketball game where the opposing team was met with racial taunts from the crowd. Molalla High School's probationary period start...