October 31, 2022

NJSIAA Bans Ref From Postseason Games After Viral Video

A viral post on social media regarding a questionable spot during a first-down measurement in a New Jersey high school football game has gained national attention. The video shows a referee deliberately moving the ball well after it was spotted. T...

August 3, 2022

NJSIAA Launches Referee Recruitment Initiative with $300 Rebates

All over the country, athletic departments are lamenting the pains of the referee shortage to officiate games. Although much has been said about what can be done to offset this shortage, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (N...

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December 1, 2020

New Jersey Winter Sports Suspended by Governor

Earlier this week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the Garden State will take a "full pause" on indoor sports at both the youth and high school levels amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. The "pause" is set to begin on Saturday, December 5 and...

November 30, 2016

New Jersey bans tailgating at high school football championships

New Jersey's athletic association has banned all tailgating at this year's high school football state championships, an attempt to curb alcohol use in stadium parking lots. Four stadiums will host this weekend's championship games, and the New Jer...

December 29, 2015

N.J. decision to split private, public school football is overturned

A decision by New Jersey athletic directors earlier this month to separate public and non-public school football has been overturned by the state's commissioner of education. State Commissioner of Education David Hespe announced his decision Monda...

December 8, 2015

New Jersey separates public, private school football

Members of the New Jersey athletic association voted Monday to separate public and private school football leagues, a decision that will take effect with the 2016 season. The state's 37 non-public football schools will still be allowed to play aga...

May 8, 2015

Legislation would make cheerleading a sport in N.J.

A Senate committee on Thursday approved legislation that would make cheerleading an official sport in New Jersey. [caption id="attachment_12044" align="alignright" width="283"] Lawmakers in New Jersey are pushing to make cheerleading an official ...

May 6, 2015

N.J. taking steps to separate public, private football teams

The New Jersey athletic association's executive committee on Wednesday endorsed a proposal that would split public and non-public schools in football and individual wrestling. [caption id="attachment_10966" align="alignleft" width="244"] New Jerse...