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February 7, 2017

Colorado HS wrestling coach fired after hazing caught on film

A Denver-area high school wrestling coach has been fired over a hazing ritual that allegedly took place during one of the team's practices. Rocky Johnson, who according to The Denver Post was in his first year coaching at Chaparral High School, ...


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...


February 10, 2016

Michigan prep wrestling team DQ’ed from postseason

One of Michigan's top high school wrestling programs has been barred from competing in the postseason after exceeding its competition limit during the regular season. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="300"] Grandville High ...


February 5, 2016

Nebraska legislator seeks to broaden state’s anti-hazing law

A Nebraska legislator this week introduced a bill that would broaden the definition of hazing to include acts that are sexual in nature. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="298"] A hazing incident within a Nebraska high schoo...


December 21, 2015

Iowa prep wrestler dies after collapsing during tournament

An Iowa high school wrestler died over the weekend after collapsing during a tournament, though officials have yet to determine exactly how it happened. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="315"] Iowa high school wrestler Austi...


December 15, 2015

Deaf wrestler, MHSAA reach agreement on interpreter

Ellis Kempf, a deaf Michigan high school wrestler, has reached an agreement with the state's athletic association over the use of his interpreter. Kempf had filed suit against the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), arguing it did n...


December 4, 2015

Deaf wrestler suing Mich. athletic association over interpreter

A Michigan high school wrestler is suing the state's athletic association, claiming it's disallowing him "full use" of his interpreter. The lawsuit was filed Thursday and claims that the Michigan High School Athletic Association prevents Royal Oak...


May 6, 2015

N.J. taking steps to separate public, private football teams

The New Jersey athletic association's executive committee on Wednesday endorsed a proposal that would split public and non-public schools in football and individual wrestling. [caption id="attachment_10966" align="alignleft" width="244"] New Jerse...


April 8, 2015

Poll asks which sport is most influenced by referee’s calls

The Cleveland Plain Dealer posed an interesting poll question to its readers this week: Which high school sport is most influenced by an official's call? You can provide your input here, but as of today here are the results: • Basketball: 5...


July 7, 2014

Study Examines Injury Rates Among Middle School Athletes

From EdWeek.orgMiddle school athletes of both genders are less likely to sustain injuries than their high school or collegiate counterparts, but female student-athletes in the middle grades are at significantly higher risk of mild injury during ...