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June 27, 2017

Six Utah girls suing for chance to play high school football

A group of girls are suing three Utah school districts, alleging they are not treated fairly because the schools do not provide girls-only football programs. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, claims "[The] districts fail to provide equal...


June 26, 2017

Warren Sapp: Eliminate tackling in youth football leagues

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp says changes must be made to improve the long-term health of football players, and that starts by eliminating tackling in all youth leagues. [caption id="attachment_24204" align="alignright" width="271"] NFL Hall of F...


June 22, 2017

Texas considers allowing HS coaches to lead 7-on-7 teams

Texas' University Interscholastic League (UIL) will examine a system that would allow high school football coaches to lead 7-on-7 teams during the offseason. UIL Executive Director Charles Breithaupt told The Dallas Morning News there is "great ...


June 12, 2017

Will dwindling football participation lead to an eight-man revolution?

Dwindling participation and safety risks have made it harder for hundreds of high schools to play football in its traditional form. But when one door closes, another one opens. The drop in participation for 11-man football has given new life t...


June 8, 2017

Judge rules against Florida school in pregame prayer case

A federal judge has ruled against a Florida school that claimed its constitutional rights were violated when it was prevented from using the loudspeaker for prayer prior to a 2015 football game. U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell de...


June 8, 2017

USA Football introduces Rookie Tackle pilot program

From USA Football Rookie Tackle, a bridge game between flag football and 11-player tackle, is designed to introduce young athletes to tackle football. In alignment with the U.S. Olympic Committee’s American Development Model (ADM), USA Football ...


June 7, 2017

Looking back: Bob Stoops’ thoughts on football, coaching

Oklahoma Sooners head football coach Bob Stoops announced his immediate retirement on Wednesday. It brought an end to a coaching career that lasted more than 30 years, highlighted by a national championship in Stoops' second season at Oklahoma. ...


May 18, 2017

Kansas builds first-class football locker room, including supersized TV

In an age of groundbreaking technology and state-of-the-art innovations in athletics, even the locker rooms are getting upgrades. The University of Kansas last year completed what its football staff believes is the best locker room in college spor...


May 4, 2017

Wisconsin high school overcomes obstacles for its field of dreams

Finding $4.9 million for athletic facilities upgrades is no easy task. For the Pulaski Community School District in northeastern Wisconsin, the process started in the late 1990s when the district began planning for a new high school. But, to save ...


April 27, 2017

Why playing multiple sports matters

To become an expert at something — especially in sports — conventional wisdom suggests that you dedicate yourself wholly to that sport. But while practice can make perfect, it's important for young athletes to recognize the many advantages of bra...