June 13, 2016

Fla. considers strength of schedule to decide HS playoff teams

[caption id="attachment_16027" align="alignleft" width="291"] Florida is considering changes to how high school football teams make the playoffs. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Florida's athletic association this week will discuss potential chan...

June 7, 2016

Florida limits live contact during HS football practices

Florida's athletic association announced Monday new limits on how much contact high school football teams can have during their practices. According to a statement from the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), live contact will be lim...

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 27, 2016

Fla. school threatens legal action over prayer at football game

The Texas-based Liberty Institute is threatening to file a lawsuit on behalf of a Florida school that was barred from praying over the loudspeaker at last month's football state title game. According to WFLA in Tampa, Cambridge Christian is askin...

January 16, 2016

Florida legislators could discuss prayer at high school games

A Florida senator is examining whether changes to state law would allow high school teams to pray over the public address system at games. [caption id="attachment_15111" align="alignright" width="284"] Florida lawmakers could consider whether chan...

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...