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February 11, 2019

N.M. athletic director sets restrictions on student seating

A New Mexico high school was forced to impose student seating restrictions at basketball games when some of its fans were repeatedly breaking rules. [caption id="attachment_18450" align="alignleft" width="242"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Th...


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...


August 6, 2018

N.M. school board squashes parent code of conduct plan

The Santa Fe (New Mexico) Board of Education rejected a plan that would have allowed its schools to punish student-athletes for their parents' behavior at sporting events. Last month, member schools voted to give the New Mexico Activities Associat...


July 23, 2018

New Mexico association can now punish schools for fan behavior

High schools in New Mexico could now face consequences over unruly fans cheering or jeering their teams. A new rule voted on and approved by the New Mexico Activities Association's (NMAA) member schools allows the state organization to step in and...


February 8, 2017

N.M. bill would require athletes to learn about brain injuries

A proposal in New Mexico would require that young athletes be educated on the signs and symptoms of brain injuries before they ever step onto a playing field. A state law already requires that coaches learn about brain injuries, but Sen. Bill So...


November 10, 2016

N.M. calling for change after stunning end to prep football game

A wild finish to a New Mexico high school football game has the state's athletic association calling for a nationwide change to the game's rules. In late October, Goddard and Artesia high schools faced off with Artesia holding a slim 35-34 lead i...


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September 23, 2016

New Mexico facing extreme shortage of high school referees

New Mexico is facing a serious shortage of high school officials, and not only on the football field. KRQE News in Albuquerque reported Thursday that the state’s activities association is concerned about the workload and travel requirements plac...