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August 17, 2017

Montana’s six-man football champs cancel 2017 season

The Hot Springs Savage Heat (Montana) won't field a football team this season, just one year after winning a state championship with a perfect 13-0 record. The Savage Heat played six-man football last season, but a bump in enrollment moved them to...


August 14, 2017

NFHS: Leave Friday nights to high school football

A resolution adopted by the National Federation of State High School Associations urges college and pro football leagues to leave Friday nights to high schools. In 2016, the Big Ten Conference announced it would begin scheduling Friday night games...


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 ...


August 2, 2017

HOF Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian dies at 94

From the University of Notre Dame Legendary coach Ara Parseghian, who guided Notre Dame’s 1966 and 1973 national championship football teams and is a member of the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame, died Wednesday. H...


July 25, 2017

Texas discusses instant replay in high school football

The governing body for high school sports in Texas might consider adding instant replay for football in the coming years. [caption id="attachment_16017" align="alignright" width="273"] Photo: Brian Cantoni[/caption] According to the Houston Chr...


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...


July 20, 2017

Attacking with the onside kick

In high school football, most of the focus on offense is on quarterbacks, running backs and receivers. On defense, it’s all about the linebackers and coverage players. Rarely are the specialists given much attention. When it comes to special tea...


July 14, 2017

Florida high school football player dies after suffering heat stroke

A Florida high school football player died Monday, two weeks after suffering a heat stroke during one of the team's offseason workouts. Zachary Polsenberg, 16, collapsed during a June 29 workout, and his body core temperature registered at 107 deg...


July 12, 2017

Coach & A.D. throwback: Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant talks about philosophy

Coach & Athletic Director is in its 87th year of production. To celebrate another year educating thousands of coaches and athletic administrators across the world, we thought we'd take a look back and share some material from our archives. One...


July 12, 2017

Texas facing ‘crisis-level’ shortage of high school football referees

Texas, a state known for the competitive environment of high school football, is facing a serious shortage of officials just months before the 2017 season is scheduled to kick off. [caption id="attachment_17466" align="alignright" width="282"] Pho...