March 11, 2024

MPSSAA rules call for suspension of players who left bench during in-game brawl

A brawl broke out during the third quarter for the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Class 2A quarter-final which led to potential semifinal suspensions for players who left the bench to join the brawl. Video showed d...

September 13, 2023

Former Maryland high school football coach arrested by FBI

One of the most successful high school football coaches in Maryland was arrested over the weekend following a federal indictment. Former Dunbar High School football coach Lawrence Smith, who has won seven state championships, was arrested last Fri...

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September 20, 2022

Maryland Schools Suspend Football Seasons Following Fight

Two Maryland high schools have temporarily suspended their season following an on-field fight involving coaches, players, and spectators over the weekend. According to a report from WUSA-9, a fight broke out during a September 16th game between No...

March 17, 2021

Maryland Bill Would Protect Student-Athlete’s Health & Wealth

A bipartisan Maryland bill that's advancing through the General Assembly has aims of not only protecting collegiate student-athletes' financial standing but also their physical wellbeing. Entitled the Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act, the bill...

June 29, 2018

Maryland school district cuts summer pay for athletic directors

A school board in northeastern Maryland recently voted to decrease the salary for all of the district's athletic directors during the summer months. According to The Baltimore Sun, the Harford County Board of Education voted on June 11 to reduce ...

May 4, 2017

Maryland adopts shot clock for boys basketball

Maryland high school boys basketball will install a 35-second shot clock beginning with the 2017-18 season. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) last week approved the change, along with a new mercy rule for both bo...

February 21, 2017

Maryland concussion bill seeks suspensions for coaches

A proposal in Maryland seeks mandatory suspensions for high school coaches who knowingly put a concussed athlete back into a game. State law already requires a doctor's clearance before athletes return to action following a head injury, and the l...

February 4, 2016

Md. bill would suspend coaches who play concussed athletes

Maryland legislators are considering a bill that would suspend coaches who put players back on the field after they have suffered an apparent concussion. Details of the legislation were released last week, and many groups have already voiced oppos...