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January 17, 2022

NY Cheerleaders Petition State to Move Championships Over Vaccine Mandate

Nearly 12,000 people have signed an online petition encouraging the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) to move its competitive cheerleading competition because of a vaccine requirement at Rochester Institute of Technolo...

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August 16, 2021

New York Education Depart. Recommends Canceling Football in High COVID Areas

Late last week, the New York State Education Department recommended canceling football and other high-risk sports in areas with high COVID-19 transmission rates, "unless all participants are fully vaccinated." When the Empire State's education dep...

May 2, 2018

Bill would ban archery, trap shooting in New York schools

A Democratic lawmaker has proposed a bill that would put an end to sports like trap shooting, archery and riflery in New York's public schools. The proposal, introduced by Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, does not have a co-sponsor. In a memo, as...

February 6, 2018

New York passes mercy rule for high school baseball

New York's athletic association this month approved a new mercy rule for high school baseball that will go into effect during the upcoming season. The rule states that any game with a 10-run deficit will be ended after five innings. The New York ...

January 24, 2018

N.Y. bill aims to ban tackle football for children under 12

A New York lawmaker says he will reintroduce legislation this week that seeks to ban tackle football statewide for children under the age of 12. According to The New York Times, state assemblyman Michael Benedetto, who sponsors the bill, faces lo...

September 20, 2016

Former SMU hoops coach Larry Brown considering high school job

Larry Brown, the only coach to win titles in both the NCAA and NBA, is considering taking his next job at a New York high school. [caption id="attachment_15685" align="alignright" width="280"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The Kansas City Star...

September 15, 2016

N.Y. prep coaches say parents becoming more problematic

A survey of high school coaches in New York offered a glimpse into the relationships they have with parents of student-athletes. [caption id="attachment_17532" align="alignright" width="285"] A majority of New York coaches believe problems with ...

September 3, 2015

N.Y. high school suspends football season over hazing allegations

A New York high school has suspended all games and practices for its varsity and junior varsity football teams while it investigates hazing allegations. WNYW in New York reports that one volunteer coach has been suspended and three players have be...