June 13, 2016

Fla. considers strength of schedule to decide HS playoff teams

[caption id="attachment_16027" align="alignleft" width="291"] Florida is considering changes to how high school football teams make the playoffs. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Florida's athletic association this week will discuss potential chan...

August 6, 2015

Minnesota bans drones at postseason events

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has banned the use of drones at postseason tournaments, citing player and spectator safety. [caption id="attachment_10974" align="alignleft" width="291"] Minnesota becomes the latest state to regulate...

July 14, 2015

NCAA committee recommends medical observers for football

The NCAA Football Rules Committee on Monday recommended an experimental rule that would require medical observers at games to notify officials when a player appears to have suffered a head or neck injury. The rule could be approved during the NCA...

July 6, 2015

Umpires now required to give warnings before ejecting coaches

The National Federation of State High School Associations approved a new rule that requires umpires to give baseball coaches a warning before ejecting them from games. [caption id="attachment_13231" align="alignright" width="281"] Umpires must now...

June 25, 2015

Wisconsin adopting 18-minute halves for prep basketball

Wisconsin high school basketball teams will play 18-minute halves during the upcoming season, the state athletic association announced Thursday. [caption id="attachment_13172" align="alignright" width="316"] Wisconsin high school basketball games...

June 16, 2015

Illinois approves contact restrictions for high school football

The Illinois High School Association has approved new rules beginning with the upcoming football season that will limit the number of hours and days each week that a team can have live contact during full-pad practices. During the season, teams wi...

June 16, 2015

Iowa cuts prep football playoff teams from 32 to 16 per class

Beginning in 2016, the number of Iowa high school football teams that qualify for the playoffs will be cut in half. [caption id="attachment_12847" align="alignright" width="255"] Beginning in 2016 the number of prep football playoff qualifiers wil...

May 20, 2015

Excessive contact rule in HS hoops now includes all ball handlers

The National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Committee has expanded a provision on contact with ball handlers that was put in place last year. The rule created in 2014 prohibited excessive contact on ball handlers ...