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FHSAA

June 8, 2017

Judge rules against Florida school in pregame prayer case

A federal judge has ruled against a Florida school that claimed its constitutional rights were violated when it was prevented from using the loudspeaker for prayer prior to a 2015 football game. U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell de...


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 ...


November 29, 2016

Florida adopts new high school football playoff point system

Florida high school football has adopted a new system for determining how teams are seeded for the postseason. Beginning with the 2017 season, teams will earn anywhere from 15 to 50 points depending on who they play and how they fare. Bonus points...


October 4, 2016

Florida Christian school files lawsuit over pregame prayer

A Christian school in Florida has filed a lawsuit against the state athletic association, a move prompted by an incident late last year when its football team was prevented from leading fans in prayer over a stadium loudspeaker. Cambridge Christi...


February 1, 2016

Florida bills create ‘free agency’ concerns in schools

Schools in Florida are concerned that bills advancing through the House and Senate could lead to a "free agency" system in high school sports. In January, legislators proposed three bills that could change high school sports across the state. Amon...


January 15, 2016

Florida legislators seek changes to high school sports

For the fifth consecutive year, Florida lawmakers are moving legislation that would change the way high school sports are governed. Three different bills aimed at high school sports are gaining traction in the House and Senate. Here is a brief ...


December 3, 2015

Florida House advancing bill that would change athletic association

The Florida House of Representatives is moving a bill that would change the way the Florida High School Athletic Association does business. We posted news of the bill last week, but since then the House Appropriations Committee unanimously approve...


November 25, 2015

Florida introducing new bill against athletic association

Florida lawmakers are again introducing a bill that would change the way the state's athletic association operates. A report from FloridaPolitics.com indicates the bill will be heard next week by the Education Appropriations subcommittee. It aims...