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covid-19
September 9, 2020

Cal U Football Player Dies of COVID-19 Complications

Jamain Stephens, an NCAA Division II football player at California University of Pennsylvania, passed away this week with the university's athletic department confirming his death. It appears Stephens, a senior defensive lineman, died from complicati...


ihsa
September 2, 2020

IHSA Offers Guidance on Contact Days

Football will not be played in the fall for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), but the state's high school governing body has offered guidance on "contact days" for high-risk sports like football. According to a report from WAND NBC-17, ...


mhsaa
September 1, 2020

MHSAA Could Reconsider Fall Football If This Happens…

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has previously announced that its football season has been postponed until the spring of 2021, but there is one more last-ditch effort to fit the sport into its normal fall season. According to...


flag football
August 31, 2020

Flag Football Starting Up in NC This Fall

In the absence of a fall high school football season, a start-up 7-on-7 flag football league has sprouted up in North Carolina. The North Carolina Triad Fusion is hosting the flag football league for high school student-athletes who want to sharpe...


referees
August 28, 2020

Lack of Referees a Worry for GHSA

As the September 4 kick-off date for Georgia High School Association (GHSA) football draws closer, some counties are already finding a shortage of available referees. According to a report from WJBF ABC-6, football officials are down 27 percent fr...


August 24, 2020

High School Football Seasons Kick Off Amid Pandemic

Six states across the country have kicked off the high school fall football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two weeks. Utah, Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, North Dakota, and South Dakota have all held live, full-tackle high school fo...


state
August 19, 2020

Where Each State Stands with Fall Sports

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has kept an updated tracker of where all 50 states stand in their efforts to resume fall sports safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on how hard their region has been hit, so...


running
August 18, 2020

What! No Distance Running?

This summer is different because of the coronavirus, so I’m offering some advice to football strength coaches as they resume activities.  Most athletes have had a long layoff from structured, organized training. As schools are allowed to return...


referees
August 17, 2020

PIAA Concerned about Referees amid COVID-19

The expectations of referees — at any level — are demanding. Coaches, players, and spectators alike expect perfection and an outcome that puts their preferred team on top. Constant scrutiny, ridicule, and low pay are just some of the reasons w...


big ten
August 12, 2020

Big Ten, Pac-12 Officially Cancel Football Season

The hits keep on coming to the college sports season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, both the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences — two pillars of the "Power 5" conferences — announced that the historic leagues will be forgoing their football ...