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August 15, 2017

Lawsuit claims benching player was equivalent to bullying

A lawsuit filed by a former California high school baseball player claims that being benched by his coach was the equivalent of bullying. Robbie Lopez and his parents are seeking at least $150,000 in the lawsuit against Lopez's former coach, Gabri...


August 10, 2017

States ranked by implementation of sudden death policies

From the Korey Stringer Institute Preparing for an emergency should be the top priority for schools to ensure the safety of their athletes. Through the implementation of required policies and procedures, schools can be well prepared in the unfortu...


August 9, 2017

Poll: 87% of coaches say program is underfunded

A recent Coach & Athletic Director poll found that 87.1% percent of coaches believe their program doesn't receive enough funding. High school athletic departments have suffered budget cuts since the economic downturn, and the poll suggests that m...


August 8, 2017

Michigan announces concussion numbers from 2016-17 school year

From the MHSAA The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has completed its second year of collecting head injury reports from member schools as it continues to build data that will assist in identifying trends and progress being made t...


August 7, 2017

HS sports participation nationwide up for 28th straight year

High school sports participation has increased for a 28th consecutive year, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations' annual survey. The NFHS unveiled its latest survey on Monday, showing that 7,963,535 students play...


August 2, 2017

Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis offers advice for parents, athletes

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis believes it's healthy for athletes to feel pressure when competing in sports — as long as the pressure is not coming from parents. [caption id="attachment_24540" align="alignright" width="242"] Photo vi...


August 2, 2017

NFL rookie melts trophies to make weights for Florida high school

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette wants his accomplishments to inspire others, and he's taking a unique approach to do it. Fournette, who was chosen with the fourth overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, collected roughly ...


July 28, 2017

Study: Specialized athletes suffer more lower-extremity injuries

A new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin has found that specialized athletes suffer more lower-extremity injuries than those who play multiple sports. The study, published last week by The American Journal of Sports Medicine, looked at...


July 26, 2017

University of Illinois drafting ban on athletes with history of violence

The University of Illinois is reportedly drafting a policy that would prevent its sports programs from accepting athletes who have a history of domestic violence or sexual assault. [caption id="attachment_24487" align="alignright" width="213"] The...


July 25, 2017

Oklahoma facing shortage of basketball, football referees

Just one month before the fall high school sports season begins, Oklahoma is facing a significant shortage of qualified referees for football and basketball. Oklahoma is not alone, as more than a dozen states have expressed concern over their refe...