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January 30, 2024

Study: 80% of Nebraska officials quit within first three years

According to recent results shared from a 2022 survey from the Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA), nearly 80% of sports officials quit within their first three years. The survey found the most common reason given for leaving the positi...

January 16, 2024

Washington lawmakers considering felony charges for assaulting refs

Washington state lawmakers are considering new laws to protect sports officials. Rep. Suzanne Schmidt was one of the Washington leaders sponsoring a bill that would crack down on unruly student-athletes and sports fans. The bill would make assaultin...

January 16, 2024

De Anza track & field athletes speak out on lack of support

Track and field student-athletes from De Anza College in California were joined by coaches and alumni to air their grievances about the athletic department's handling of various pending legal investigations stemming from their 2023 season. The tra...

January 16, 2024

Virginia Union to upgrade athletic facilities

As part of a 10-year plan, Virginia Union University is planning an overhaul of its athletic facilities. The $500 million master plan includes a new football stadium and basketball arena to be included with other residential facilities on campus. ...

January 9, 2024

SafeSport unveils 2024 Athlete Culture & Climate survey

The U.S. Center for SafeSport recently launched the 2024 Athlete Culture and Climate Survey. The survey is intended to solicit input from adult athletes across all levels of sport related to any experiences of abuse or misconduct while participating ...

January 8, 2024

Illinois HS coaching staff fired after player elbowed opponent in face

An Illinois boys varsity coaching staff has been fired for the actions of one of its players during a holiday tournament. Josh Bradley and his Eldorado High School varsity boys basketball coaching staff were fired at a special meeting of the schoo...

January 8, 2024

Lacrosse becomes official TSSAA varsity sport

The Legislative Council of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) held a special meeting last year to address two agenda items involving the sanctioning of Lacrosse and to discuss implementation issues related to the recent chang...

January 8, 2024

USA Badminton CEO suspended by U.S. Center for SafeSport

The CEO and board chairman of U.S. Badminton's governing body have been suspended by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for their roles in an employee being allegedly advised not to report sexual abuse allegations. USA Badminton CEO Linda French was su...