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June 14, 2018

Study: More than 80% of kids downplay, hide sports injuries

A new study conducted by the Auckland University of Technology Sports Performance Research Institute in New Zealand found that more than 80 percent of kids downplay or hide injuries suffered while playing sports. Researchers surveyed 262 boys and...


June 14, 2018

LeBron James to co-produce HBO show on ‘exploitative world’ of NCAA sports

NBA star LeBron James is working with HBO to develop a new show called "STUDENT ATHLETE," which dives into the "exploitative world of high-revenue college sports." The documentary will air this fall. [caption id="attachment_26389" align="alignrigh...


June 13, 2018

N.Y. coach wins $50K defamation settlement against parents

It's not uncommon for parents to go after a coach's job when they're unhappy, but it is rare for the coach to fight back with a lawsuit. Former Honeoye Central High School (N.Y.) boys basketball coach Mark Storm last month won a $50,000 settlement...


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...