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covid-19 sports

nfhs
May 29, 2020

NFHS executive director: “Patience needed for restarting sports”

The National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) executive director has penned another column, urging for patience as communities begin to reopen its doors to athletics. Dr. Karissa Niehoff, in her second year of her leadership posi...


coach suspended
May 28, 2020

Florida football coach suspended for practice during stay-at-home orders

A Miami Northwestern High School football coach has been suspended indefinitely while administrators investigate whether he held practice against rules and stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a story published in the Mia...


parents
May 27, 2020

Survey: Parents feel comfortable with kids returning to play in fall

According to a new study, parents feel far more comfortable to allow their children to travel and compete in sports in the fall as opposed to this month. The study, conducted by the Huddle Up Group, a sports tourism consultancy based in Phoenix, A...


referees
May 27, 2020

How COVID-19 pandemic affects referees

The aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country's economy are beginning to hit the already fragile state of high school and youth referees. The number of sports officials is decreasing nationwide, according to Ohio University's Online Mast...


ncaa
May 26, 2020

NCAA to allow student-athletes to resume activities June 1

Collegiate student-athletes across the country rejoice! The NCAA Division 1 Council announced that all student-athletes can resume voluntary activities in their respective sports starting June 1. The decision came on May 22 — two days after the ...


handshakes
May 21, 2020

NFHS director offers alternatives to handshakes

As athletic programs and administrations attempt to resume normal activities in the fall months, a leader among the high school athletic landscape thinks one time-honored tradition may fall to the wayside. In a recent op-ed post on The Stateline S...


nfhs
May 21, 2020

NFHS releases recommendations for reopening school sports

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) on Tuesday, May 19 released a series of guidelines and recommendations for its 51-member state high school organizations to consider as they prepare for the reopening of high school ath...


covid-19 pandemic
May 20, 2020

Colleges cut sports programs due to COVID-19 pandemic

As Woodard and Bernstein once were suggested, always follow the money. And as it pertains to COVID-19 pandemic and the current landscape of the NCAA, the same is also true. The NCAA canceled all winter and spring sports 10 weeks ago, including the...