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miaa
October 30, 2020

MIAA Board of Directors Cancels Winter Tournaments

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) announced there will be no winter sports postseason tournaments for the 2020-21 school year. The MIAA Board of Directors voted 20-0 on Thursday to cancel all playoffs for the winter spo...


uaa
October 30, 2020

UAA Conference Cancels 2020-21 Winter Season

The University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Council has unanimously approved a resolution to cancel all formal UAA winter sport competition for the 2020-21 season. Over the last several months several UAA committees comprising athletic ad...


ahsaa
October 19, 2020

AHSAA Releases Best Practices for Winter Sports Season

As we draw closer to the winter sports season, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) has released a guide of best practices for athletic directors and coaches to proceed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 10-page document covers guidan...


eligibility
October 15, 2020

NCAA Approves Extra Year of Eligibility for Winter Athletes

The NCAA's Division I Council made some changes that will benefit winter student-athletes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The council voted to approve an extra year of eligibility for winter student-athletes this week during its annual meeting...


January 20, 2020

N.C. parent charged after attacking athlete at wrestling tournament

A North Carolina man is facing charges after running on to the mat during a high school wrestling tournament and attacking his son's opponent. The incident happened Saturday in Kannapolis, North Carolina. During one of the matches, Barry Jones rus...


September 19, 2019

Referee who forced wrestler to cut dreadlocks banned 2 years

The referee who in 2018 forced a New Jersey high school wrestler to either cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match has been suspended for two years, the state announced Wednesday. The decision concludes a near nine-month investigation by the state's...


March 20, 2019

N.J. referee who forced wrestler to cut dreadlocks plans lawsuit

The New Jersey referee who forced a high school wrestler to choose between cutting his dreadlocks or forfeiting plans to sue for defamation, according to reports. The Inquirer reports that referee Alan Maloney filed a legal claim alleging defamati...


kimberly parents fight
February 12, 2019

Parents fight at Wisconsin youth wrestling tournament

No arena is sacred to bad sports parents — not even youth wrestling tournaments. The video below, which has made the rounds on social media over the last couple of days, comes from a youth wrestling tournament in Kimberly, Wisconsin. In it, pare...


February 12, 2019

Wisconsin judge overrules referee’s call that DQ’ed wrestler

A Wisconsin judge last week made an unusual move when he issued an injunction that will allow a disqualified high school wrestler to compete at the state tournament. Waterford High School sophomore Hayden Halter picked up two unsportsmanlike penal...


December 31, 2018

School will no longer use ref who made wrestler cut dreadlocks

The referee who made national headlines by forcing a high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks before competing will no longer be used by the athlete's school district. Buena Regional School District Superintendent David Cappuccio said in a lette...