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April 19, 2017

Ankle braces add comfort, confidence for athletes of all ages

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April 19, 2017

Iowa State coach warns recruits about profane tweets

A coach with Iowa State's football program is warning recruits to watch what they say on social media. DK McDonald, the team's defensive backs coach, took to Twitter recently to say that the university walked away from a recruiting target after s...

April 18, 2017

Poll: Are no-cut policies good for athletic programs?

In March, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers whether they believed high schools should have a no-cut policy in their athletic programs. Some schools use the policy to allow all students the opportunity to participate in sports, while others b...

April 13, 2017

Study: Individual-sport athletes suffer more overuse injuries

A new study published this week concluded that individual-sport athletes who specialize suffer more overuse injuries than those who play team sports. The study, published in The Physician and Sportsmedicine, concluded that young athletes who ...

April 12, 2017

Texas could allow home-schooled students to play HS sports

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow the state's home-schooled students to play sports at their area high schools. Thirty-one states currently allow some type of athletic participation for home-schooled students, but none as big ...

April 10, 2017

Ohio school district fined $10K for trying to lose football game

The Dayton School District (Ohio) was fined $10,000 last week after a five-month investigation concluded that one of its high school football teams tried to intentionally lose a game. The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) said Dunbar ...

April 5, 2017

St. Anthony High School in New Jersey to close

One of the nation's best high school basketball programs has played its last game, as St. Anthony High School (New Jersey) will close at the end of the current academic year. [caption id="attachment_23396" align="alignleft" width="266"] Bob Hurle...

April 5, 2017

Big Ten backs off some Friday football games

The Big Ten has rescheduled two of its Friday football games next season, a reaction to critics who thought the schedule could negatively affect attendance at high school games. The Big Ten Conference announced last fall it would play six primetim...