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eligibility

March 16, 2020

NCAA will grant additional eligibility to spring-sports athletes

Following the cancellation of all winter and spring seasons and championships due to the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, many athletes were left wondering what their eligibility status would look like for coming seasons — especially senio...


April 6, 2018

Father sues Maine school for keeping son off baseball team

The father of a Portland (Maine) high school baseball player is suing the district for not allowing his son to play for the team this season. A judge is expected to hear the case next week and determine whether to force the district to allow Howa...


February 9, 2017

N.J. coach suspended for allegedly housing six players

A New Jersey high school basketball coach is under investigation after state officials apparently discovered as many as six of his players living at his home.  Paterson Eastside High School boys basketball coach Juan Griles has been suspended whi...


January 18, 2017

Florida HS football team forced to forfeit state championship

A Florida high school football team this week was forced to forfeit all of its wins and state title from the 2016 season after state officials discovered the team used an ineligible player. Pahokee High School, north of Fort Lauderdale, finished ...


October 6, 2015

N.J. legislator wants to punish athletes for repeating grades

Parents have long been accused of holding back their children one grade to give them an edge in athletics, but proposed legislation in New Jersey would make that a lot more difficult. [caption id="attachment_14250" align="alignright" width="326"] ...


September 16, 2015

Survey: Should athletes be required to maintain 2.0 GPA?

In August, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers whether students should be required to maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in interscholastic sports. Some schools have lowered their standards for student-athletes, and while some agreed the move wa...