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March 20, 2017

USA Football accepting applications for equipment grants

Youth, middle school and high school football programs may apply now through April 12 for USA Football’s grant program, offering nearly $2 million in resources to benefit young athletes.  All schools and youth football organizations that are 501(...


March 7, 2017

Arizona could allow year-round access by high school coaches

Arizona's athletic association this week will vote whether to ease restrictions on access for high school coaches, allowing them year-round interaction with student-athletes. The move is reportedly an effort to curb influence by club coaches and ...


March 1, 2017

N.C. legislator: Parents will not be allowed to clear concussed kids

A controversial proposal in North Carolina that would have allowed parents to clear their concussed children for action was the result of a typo, a state lawmaker said. The bill (H.B. 116) made headlines Tuesday after one of its provisions gave pa...


February 23, 2017

NFHS makes football rules changes for blindside blocks, pop-up kicks

The National Federation of State High School Associations' Football Rules Committee this week approved 11 rules changes, most of which will be in place for the 2017 season. [caption id="attachment_14860" align="alignright" width="276"] Photo: Kevi...


February 7, 2017

Team unity with the ‘Family Stick’

Kennedy High School (Iowa) head football coach Brian White talks about team unity and how an idea from Kansas State University helped strengthen the players' commitment. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ4gxZxnICg[/embed]...


February 3, 2017

OSU football coach Mike Gundy values multi-sport athletes

Football players hoping to be recruited by Oklahoma State University can improve their chances by playing multiple sports in high school. [caption id="attachment_19195" align="alignright" width="230"] Photo: KT King[/caption] OSU football coach...


February 2, 2017

Iowa lawmakers take aim at concussions in sports

Iowa legislators have introduced a bill that would require schools to have health care professionals on the sidelines during all contact sports. The bill is currently at the committee level, and it's unclear how much support it has within the legi...


January 30, 2017

Here to stay: Bryan Harsin talks Boise State football

The coaching bug was planted in Bryan Harsin’s ear during his junior year at Boise State University. Harsin was lending a hand at a local football camp, helping to teach young quarterbacks some of the finer points of playing the position. At the...


January 25, 2017

Super Bowl LI flush with multiple-sport athletes

A strong majority of the players competing in next month's Super Bowl were multiple-sport athletes in high school, according to TrackingFootball.com. [caption id="attachment_18894" align="alignright" width="264"] New England Patriots quarterback T...


January 25, 2017

South Dakota considering six-man football

South Dakota's athletic association plans to survey its members this fall to gauge interest in six-man football According to The Associated Press, schools across the state have struggled with declining enrollment and geographic challenges within ...