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high school sports

May 22, 2019

Kentucky spectator conduct policy suspends ejected fans

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) adopted a "spectator conduct" provision that suspends spectators who are ejected from games. The approved policy states that any adult spectator at a KHSAA sanctioned event who is removed by sc...


May 8, 2019

Illinois mandates background checks for high school referees

Illinois will now require background checks as part of the registration process for officiating high school sports. The Illinois High School Association's (IHSA) Board of Directors approved the change during its meeting last month. The policy goes...


April 30, 2019

Indiana passes mercy rule for football, suspensions for ejected fans

From the IHSAA Indiana's athletic association on Monday adopted a new mercy rule in football and gave schools the power to suspend unruly fans. The mercy rule goes into effect this fall. It was a joint effort with the Indiana Football Coaches A...


pennsylvania high school football
February 15, 2019

Bill would allow Pennsylvania to create separate postseasons for public, private schools

A Pennsylvania lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next week that would allow the state athletic association to create separate postseasons for public and private schools. [caption id="attachment_27525" align="alignright" width="298"] Photo: Gerry ...


February 7, 2019

New Mexico high school warned over fan behavior at games

A New Mexico high school has been told by the state athletic association that it needs to clean up fan behavior at boys and girls basketball games. Estancia High School received a warning letter last week from the New Mexico Activities Association...


January 28, 2019

N.J. legislator wants sensitivity training for coaches, ADs

A New Jersey legislator has introduced a bill that would require the state's high school coaches and athletic administrators to undergo sensitivity training every four years. The bill, as it's currently written, requires that coaches and athletic ...


January 25, 2019

Louisiana rule change allows undocumented students to play high school sports

Louisiana's athletic association today amended its bylaws to allow for high school students without social security numbers to play state-sanctioned sports. The change not only allows for greater protection of sensitive information, but it also pe...


January 23, 2019

Indiana senator wants drug testing for high school athletes

An Indiana senator has introduced a bill that would allow for random drug testing of the state's 153,000 high school athletes. Republican State Sen. Jean Leising said she wants to give schools another tool to combat drug use among student-athlete...