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July 29, 2015

N.C. study finds correlation between winning and money

A North Carolina newspaper claims a study of the state’s high school sports champions found a direct correlation between money and winning. The News & Observer reviewed state champions from 2001-02 to 2012-13. The newspaper reported that the...

Patti Phillips
July 28, 2015

On the Forefront: Q&A with Patti Phillips

National organizations and laws like Title IX have opened numerous doors for women in sports, but are they getting the opportunities they deserve? Patti Phillips, chief executive officer for the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics A...

July 27, 2015

Seven tips for supporting every one of your sports

Athletic administrators have countless responsibilities, duties and tasks associated with their position. A normal day is often hectic and there is never enough time to do everything that you should or want to do. Therefore, it would be very easy for...

July 22, 2015

Wisconsin home-schooled students now allowed on HS teams

Wisconsin home-schooled students can now participate on sports teams at their local high schools, thanks to a provision that was curiously slipped into the state budget. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) does not allow part...

The Freeburg Community High School Midgets.
July 21, 2015

Illinois school refusing to change ‘Midgets’ nickname

Despite objections from outside groups, an Illinois high school is refusing to drop its "Midgets" nickname, arguing the moniker its part of its history and tradition. [caption id="attachment_13458" align="alignright" width="273"] The Freeburg Com...

July 20, 2015

Florida school aesthetically improves facilities

When your school is more than 50 years old, an occasional upgrade here and there is a necessity. That was the motivation behind recent improvements made at Boone High School (Orlando, Florida). Last year, Athletic Director Doug Patterson worked wi...

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt encourages kids to be responsible on social networks. | Photo: Jeffrey Beall, Wikimedia Commons
July 18, 2015

J.J. Watt: Read each tweet 95 times before sending

NFL star J.J. Watt offered up some social media advice this week while attending the Gatorade Athlete of the Year awards. [caption id="attachment_13442" align="alignright" width="210"] Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt encourages kids to be...

Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema speaks during the SEC Media Day.
July 16, 2015

Bret Bielema talks social media’s impact on recruiting

Coaches are always watching. And for student-athletes hoping to land a college athletic scholarship, that's something they must never forget. [caption id="attachment_13429" align="alignright" width="258"] Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema speak...

Three parents have filed a lawsuit against Fayetteville High School (Arkansas) alleging Title IX violations. | Photo: Brandon Rush, Wikimedia Commons
July 16, 2015

Parents of HS softball players file lawsuit alleging Title IX violations

Parents of three Arkansas high school softball players have filed a lawsuit alleging the district doesn't provide equal resources or opportunities for girls teams. [caption id="attachment_13409" align="alignright" width="336"] Three parents have f...

July 16, 2015

Schools can afford impressive stadium displays if they get creative

Telling score might be the least impressive feature of scoreboards these days. If your stadium doesn’t have the ability to play back in-game highlights or update scores from throughout the conference, you might be behind the curve. An athletic a...