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January 23, 2018

Arizona pulls soccer referees out of handshake lines

Arizona high school soccer referees no longer need to participate in postgame handshake lines, a move to curb potential confrontations with players and coaches. According to The Arizona Republic, the Arizona Interscholastic Association made the de...

January 19, 2018

Ohio coaches suing parents for libel, slander

A group of high school basketball coaches in northern Ohio are suing four parents who they say are spreading lies about the way they run the program. The four members of the Maumee Valley Country Day School boys basketball varsity coaching staff ...

January 17, 2018

Calif. to examine new restrictions on full-contact football practices

California this spring could cut in half the amount of time high school football coaches can run full-contact practices. As it stands, the state's football teams are allowed to conduct full-contact practices two days per week with no more than...

January 16, 2018

Outgoing N.J. Gov. Christie pocket vetoes school co-op bill

A New Jersey bill that would have allowed high schools in the same district to merge their athletic programs was pocket vetoed Monday by Gov. Chris Christie. State lawmakers had already passed the bill, but this week it was among those that were n...

January 16, 2018

Minnesota HS basketball coach resigns over abuse from parents

A Minnesota high school basketball coach this week announced his resignation, saying the abuse from parents has become too much to handle. [caption id="attachment_15685" align="alignright" width="260"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Brainerd Hi...

January 12, 2018

New Jersey bill allows larger high schools to form co-ops

New Jersey legislators last week signed off on a bill that will allow larger high schools in the same school district to co-op with other schools if, individually, they're unable to field varsity teams. The bill passed both the senate and assembly...

January 11, 2018

Scott Frost named Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant Coach of the Year

HOUSTON — Coach Scott Frost took home the title of the college football Coach of the Year at the American Heart Association's 32nd annual Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards presented by Marathon Oil Corporation Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_25473"...

January 10, 2018

NFHS to consider instant replay, play clock rules in football

The National Federation of State High School Association's Football Rules Committee meets in less than two weeks, and among the considerations will be adding a play clock and the use of instant replay. Bob Colgate, the NFHS director of sports and ...