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June 11, 2019

Tennessee high school player ejections up 23% from last year

Tennessee high school officials ejected 618 student-athletes during the 2018-19 school year, an increase of 23% from the year prior. The sudden rise alarmed board members with the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), prompting ...


March 16, 2018

Tennessee approves split of public, private schools

Tennessee's athletic association this week approved a total split between public and private high schools that will go into effect beginning with the 2019-20 school year.  The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association's (TSSAA) legislative ...


September 12, 2016

Tennessee association concerned about referee numbers

Tennessee has joined a growing number of states concerned about the decline in high school sports officials in recent years. [caption id="attachment_17466" align="alignright" width="279"] There are nearly 300 fewer prep referees this season compar...


July 28, 2016

Tenn. to crown nine football state champs beginning in 2017-18

Tennessee has approved changes to its high school football classifications, and beginning with the 2017-18 season it will crown nine state champions. The changes were approved this week by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association's (TSS...


January 22, 2016

Tenn. legislator files bill to create concussion task force

A Tennessee legislator filed a bill this week that would create a task force to study concussions and other high school and college sports-related injuries. [caption id="attachment_15179" align="alignright" width="298"] Tennessee legislators look...


January 14, 2016

Coaches, A.D. charged in Tennessee assault case

Two coaches and the athletic director at Ooltewah High School (Tenn.) are facing charges related to a hazing scandal that landed a freshman basketball player in the hospital. [caption id="attachment_15090" align="alignright" width="252"] Ooltewah...


December 30, 2015

Tenn. prep basketball players charged with rape in hazing

Three Tennessee high school basketball players have been charged with rape in the alleged hazing of a freshman teammate, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The report indicates that as many as three other Ooltewah High School student-a...


November 12, 2015

Tenn. HS referees now required to pass background checks

Interscholastic sports officials in Tennessee will now be required to pass background checks, the state athletic association determined Thursday. [caption id="attachment_10780" align="alignright" width="289"] Tennessee's 4,500-plus high school ref...