covid-19 sports

referee shortage
September 10, 2020

NFHS Director Opines on Start of HS Sports

In another installment of the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) executive director's 'Voice' column, Karissa Niehoff remarked on the start of an unusual fall sports season across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "T...


covid-19
September 9, 2020

Cal U Football Player Dies of COVID-19 Complications

Jamain Stephens, an NCAA Division II football player at California University of Pennsylvania, passed away this week with the university's athletic department confirming his death. It appears Stephens, a senior defensive lineman, died from complicati...


ihsa
September 2, 2020

IHSA Offers Guidance on Contact Days

Football will not be played in the fall for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), but the state's high school governing body has offered guidance on "contact days" for high-risk sports like football. According to a report from WAND NBC-17, ...


mhsaa
September 1, 2020

MHSAA Could Reconsider Fall Football If This Happens…

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has previously announced that its football season has been postponed until the spring of 2021, but there is one more last-ditch effort to fit the sport into its normal fall season. According to...


flag football
August 31, 2020

Flag Football Starting Up in NC This Fall

In the absence of a fall high school football season, a start-up 7-on-7 flag football league has sprouted up in North Carolina. The North Carolina Triad Fusion is hosting the flag football league for high school student-athletes who want to sharpe...


referees
August 28, 2020

Lack of Referees a Worry for GHSA

As the September 4 kick-off date for Georgia High School Association (GHSA) football draws closer, some counties are already finding a shortage of available referees. According to a report from WJBF ABC-6, football officials are down 27 percent fr...


referee shortage
August 27, 2020

NFHS Director: HS Sports Address to ‘Have A Different Look’

In her third year as the executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Dr. Karissa Niehoff has been at the forefront of the national discussion surrounding high schools returning safely amid the COVID-19 pand...


August 24, 2020

High School Football Seasons Kick Off Amid Pandemic

Six states across the country have kicked off the high school fall football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two weeks. Utah, Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, North Dakota, and South Dakota have all held live, full-tackle high school fo...