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May 17, 2019

Nebraska to use replay in high school football title games

Nebraska will begin using replay reviews in high school football championship games beginning next season. [caption id="attachment_16017" align="alignright" width="240"] Photo: Brian Cantoni[/caption] The Nebraska School Activities Association ...

May 9, 2019

NSCA announces 2019 career awards

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has announced the winners of the organization’s 2019 career awards. The awards are given each year to individuals who have made significant contributions to the strength and conditioning com...

May 8, 2019

Illinois mandates background checks for high school referees

Illinois will now require background checks as part of the registration process for officiating high school sports. The Illinois High School Association's (IHSA) Board of Directors approved the change during its meeting last month. The policy goes...

April 30, 2019

Judge in girls football lawsuit orders survey to gauge interest

The fate of girls high school football in Utah could come down to a statewide survey, which will determine whether there's enough interest in the sport. In 2017, the parents of six high school girls filed a lawsuit against three school districts a...

April 30, 2019

Indiana passes mercy rule for football, suspensions for ejected fans

From the IHSAA Indiana's athletic association on Monday adopted a new mercy rule in football and gave schools the power to suspend unruly fans. The mercy rule goes into effect this fall. It was a joint effort with the Indiana Football Coaches A...

April 29, 2019

Ohio bill would make assaulting a sports referee a felony

Two bills introduced in the Ohio General Assembly would make it a fifth-degree felony to attack a sports official while on the job. Existing laws already allow for similar charges against anyone who assaults a teacher, school administrator or bus ...

April 24, 2019

Early registration open for 2019 Youth Sports Congress

Early bird registration is now open for the 18th annual National Alliance for Youth Sports Congress, taking place Nov. 13-16 in Orlando, Florida. Early-bird special pricing is available through Aug. 16. As a bonus, the first 100 registrants will r...

April 18, 2019

N.M. could end cheer competition over sportsmanship problems

New Mexico's athletic association next month will consider ending the state's cheerleading competition due to rampant sportsmanship issues that have included death threats. [caption id="attachment_27823" align="alignright" width="319"] Photo: Foxc...