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January 18, 2017

Florida HS football team forced to forfeit state championship

A Florida high school football team this week was forced to forfeit all of its wins and state title from the 2016 season after state officials discovered the team used an ineligible player. Pahokee High School, north of Fort Lauderdale, finished ...


January 13, 2017

Bo Jackson: Risks would have kept me from football

Bo Jackson, one of the all-time greatest two-sport professional athletes, would have never stepped onto a football field had he known the health risks. The Heisman Trophy winner said as much this week, adding that there was "no way" he would allo...


January 10, 2017

Running wild: Auburn’s Tim Horton discusses the evolution of tailbacks

The rise in spread offenses has left the impression that running backs are becoming irrelevant in today’s game, but that’s not the case; the position is just evolving. That’s how Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton sees it. He recalls land...


January 9, 2017

Portable technology can bring power to your sideline

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January 4, 2017

Rebuilding a damaged team culture

Years ago, I was asked to become the interim head football coach at Santa Monica College (California) three weeks before the start of fall camp. They were on probation, had no full-time teaching position to offer and won five games in the previous tw...


December 27, 2016

Clemson researchers trying to improve helmet facemasks

From Clemson University A team of Clemson University researchers believes it can help make football safer by creating a facemask that helps reduce the severity of head injuries. The researchers are teaming up with Jay Elmore, owner of Green G...


December 23, 2016

Looking ahead to the 2017 USA Football National Conference

Another high school football season will soon be in the books. Coaches and players will pack up the equipment, shelve the playbooks and enter the offseason to recover and reset before meetings and conditioning starts up. One event you don’t want...


December 5, 2016

Opposition continues to build against Friday college football

USA Football is the latest organization to speak out against scheduling college football games on Fridays, a day that's typically reserved for high school football nationwide. USA Football joins at least 28 other state coaching organizations thro...


November 30, 2016

New Jersey bans tailgating at high school football championships

New Jersey's athletic association has banned all tailgating at this year's high school football state championships, an attempt to curb alcohol use in stadium parking lots. Four stadiums will host this weekend's championship games, and the New Jer...


November 29, 2016

Florida adopts new high school football playoff point system

Florida high school football has adopted a new system for determining how teams are seeded for the postseason. Beginning with the 2017 season, teams will earn anywhere from 15 to 50 points depending on who they play and how they fare. Bonus points...