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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...

April 9, 2015

Mark Cuban says ‘horrible’ college game hurting the NBA

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is the latest to pile on college basketball, saying Wednesday that the sad state of the game is dragging down the quality of the NBA. [caption id="attachment_11650" align="alignright" width="152"] Dallas Maverick...

April 8, 2015

Poll asks which sport is most influenced by referee’s calls

The Cleveland Plain Dealer posed an interesting poll question to its readers this week: Which high school sport is most influenced by an official's call? You can provide your input here, but as of today here are the results: • Basketball: 5...

April 4, 2015

Women’s basketball coaches discuss attendance challenges

Attendance in women's college basketball has climbed steadily over the last decade, but most programs continue to struggle filling their arenas. That's a problem coaches are determined to fix. The Women's Basketball Coaches Association held its se...

April 1, 2015

Geno Auriemma: Men’s basketball ‘is a joke’

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma was asked today to give his thoughts on men's game, and he didn't mince words. [caption id="attachment_11569" align="alignright" width="155"] UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma.[/caption] H...

March 30, 2015

Compiling the perfect highlight résumé for athletes

A student athlete’s highlight film is akin to a professional résumé and requires a similar amount of preparation and revision before submission. Comparing the relative few numbers of college scholarships available to the hundreds of thousands of ...