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washington
October 19, 2021

Washington State Head Football Coach Fired Over Vaccine Mandate

Washington State University fired its head football coach, Nick Rolovich, this week after he refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine — as required via mandate for state employees. Cougars defensive coordinator Jake Dickert will replace Rolovich as ...


aid
October 7, 2021

High Schools Shifting COVID Aid to Athletics

In an effort to help schools reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress issued $123 billion from its federal pandemic relief aid plan. And with little limits on how the money can be spent by the schools, many are opting to use large port...


miaa
September 30, 2021

MIAA OKs Recommendation for Student-Athletes to Receive COVID Vaccine

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and its board of directors approved a recommendation made by the Sports Medicine Committee (SMC) to recommend high school student-athletes get vaccinated against COVID, according to a repo...


shortage
September 27, 2021

Oregon’s HS Referee Shortage Expected to Worsen with Upcoming Vaccination Mandate

By October 18, all K-12 school employees and volunteers in Oregon will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an announcement from Gov. Kate Brown. The requirement will also extend to those who work with students, including re...


alcorn state
September 20, 2021

Alcorn State Nearly Canceled Game Due to Lack of ATC

Alcorn State nearly had to cancel its road game against the University of South Alabama over the weekend after not having an athletic trainer on staff. Leading up to the game, Alcorn State was unable to practice all week without an athletic traine...


nata
September 20, 2021

NATA, NCAA, AMSSM Release COVID-19 Vaccine Statement

NATA has joined the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National Federation of State High School Associations, National Collegiate Athletic Association, U.S. Olympic &am...


covid
September 1, 2021

AHA Interested in COVID’s Long-Term Impact on College Athletes

Doctors and researchers who helped care for college athletes with COVID-19 and set guidelines for a safe return to play now plan to study the long-term effects of the virus. The work could have a lasting impact beyond the pandemic. The research st...


cardiac
August 31, 2021

Updates for Assessing Potential Cardiac Issues in Athletes with Prior COVID

An expert medical task force appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) reconvened this summer to update guidance from last summer for assessing – befor...