Basketball »


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 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...

January 29, 2018

Wisconsin HS coach resigns after being confronted by parents

A Wisconsin high school basketball coach abruptly stepped down on Sunday, just days after he was allegedly confronted at a bar by parents who weren't happy about the team's play. John Mielke, who coached the Appleton East High School boys team, w...

January 25, 2018

Cultivating a team identity

For four years as a player and another six as a coach at Rutgers University, “play all nine innings” was a consistent theme under our hall of fame head coach, Fred Hill. It wouldn’t be until years later, when I had my own clubs as a minor leagu...

January 19, 2018

Ohio coaches suing parents for libel, slander

A group of high school basketball coaches in northern Ohio are suing four parents who they say are spreading lies about the way they run the program. The four members of the Maumee Valley Country Day School boys basketball varsity coaching staff ...

January 16, 2018

Minnesota HS basketball coach resigns over abuse from parents

A Minnesota high school basketball coach this week announced his resignation, saying the abuse from parents has become too much to handle. [caption id="attachment_15685" align="alignright" width="260"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Brainerd Hi...

January 8, 2018

9 effective teaching methods for coaches

Productive coaches spend 75 percent of their time teaching the sport to their players, and the other 25 percent of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap increases with teaching becoming more important. The problem is that many coaches...