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June 4, 2015

Teacher: Steph Curry’s message hurts young athletes

Off the court, NBA MVP Steph Curry has been an inspirational figure to young athletes. But a California English teacher fears his message might be doing more harm than good. [caption id="attachment_11517" align="alignright" width="252"] Photo: Kei...

May 20, 2015

Excessive contact rule in HS hoops now includes all ball handlers

The National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Committee has expanded a provision on contact with ball handlers that was put in place last year. The rule created in 2014 prohibited excessive contact on ball handlers ...

May 14, 2015

N.J. parents face stalking charges after allegedly harassing coach

A New Jersey couple is facing stalking charges after allegedly sending anonymous emails over a two-year span in an attempt to get a basketball coach fired from his school. From NorthJersey.com: Cresskill (N.J.) police said in the stalking complai...

May 5, 2015

Indiana approves ‘past-link’ rule on transferring athletes

The Indiana High School Athletic Association's Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved a new rule aimed at student-athlete transfers. The "past-link" proposal, which originated with the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, was designe...

May 4, 2015

88 percent of NFL draft picks played multiple sports

This year's NFL Draft provided more proof that young athletes are better off participating in more than one sport. [caption id="attachment_11978" align="alignright" width="254"] Sixty-three percent of NFL draft picks were track and field athletes...

May 4, 2015

Silver: Youth coaches against intentional fouling changes

A lot has been made of the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy in basketball, especially lately as it has been used against DeAndre Jordan to minimize his offensive effectiveness for the L.A. Clippers. Some like it, but many more hate it. [caption id="attach...

April 27, 2015

Indiana to consider implementing ‘past-link’ rule

The Indiana High School Athletic Association may consider implementing a new rule that would strengthen penalties on some student-athlete transfers. Referred to as the "past-link" rule, student-athletes would be ineligible for 365 days if it's est...

April 27, 2015

Report: NCAA ‘likely’ to reduce shot clock in basketball

The NCAA appears "likely" to reduce the shot clock in college basketball, according to a report Monday from ESPN. ESPN reported that rules committee chairman Rick Byrd said the shot clock would be reduced from 35 to 30 seconds, if the change was a...

April 16, 2015

Oakland University unveils blacktop basketball court

Athletic programs today are bolder with their facility designs, and Oakland University (Michigan) is the latest to step outside traditional boundaries. [caption id="attachment_11750" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Twitter @GoldenGrizzli...

April 15, 2015

Survey: Prep coaches uninterested in injury prevention programs

A new survey of high school coaches found that less than 10 percent of them implement injury prevention programs as designed. The study looked at 66 basketball and soccer coaches at 15 Oregon high schools who completed online surveys questioning t...