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November 1, 2023

Youth hockey parent suspended for inappropriate behavior toward referee

A youth hockey parent from Minnesota has been suspended from attending games after a video surfaced of his behavior toward a referee. The 17-second video showed a man running down the bleachers yelling and throwing money at a referee during a Brai...

November 1, 2023

URI launches plan to upgrade athletic facilities

The University of Rhode Island (URI) is launching a major fundraising initiative to enhance athletics facilities and advance championship-caliber programs at the state’s flagship university. The multi-year effort aims to raise $20 million in philan...

November 1, 2023

MSU, Mayo Clinic agree to $4 million partnership for sports medicine services

Minnesota State University (MSU) announced a partnership between its athletic programs and the Mayo Clinic Health System. The agreement takes effect December 1 and is part of a $4.14 million partnership that covers nearly six years. A recent st...

October 31, 2023

Illinois students can take online officiating course

High school students in Illinois are taking classes to get their referee licenses to officiate youth sports referees. When the students pass the class, they become licensed referees for the Illinois High School Association and Illinois Elementary ...

October 31, 2023

Columbus State dedicates new athletic training facility

Through charitable support from The Hughston Clinic, Columbus State University Athletics on Oct. 26 officially dedicated the new Hughston Clinic Sports Performance Center and the Champ L. Baker Jr. Athletic Training Room in memory of the renowned ort...

October 31, 2023

Maxx Crosby commits $1 million for improvements to EMU athletics

Eastern Michigan University football/current Las Vegas Raiders standout Maxx Crosby, along with his wife/former EMU soccer student-athlete, Rachel, has committed $1 million to the EMU Athletics Department, Vice President/Director of Athletics Scott W...

October 31, 2023

High school ref arrested after punching basketball coach

A referee was arrested after punching a high school boys' basketball coach during a game in California last weekend. Referee Brandon Knapper and Oak Hills head coach Rob Alexander were involved in the scuffle after Alexander was upset with the way...

October 24, 2023

Michigan closer to approving NIL for high school athletes

Michigan could become the 35th state to allow high school student-athletes to profit off of their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL). Last week, the Michigan House passed a bill that would prohibit athletic associations and schools from not allowing ...