May 4, 2009 - Issue 406
Flu Crisis Hits Sports The H1N1 Influenza, commonly known as swine flu, is wreaking havoc on high school and college sports schedules in numerous areas around the country. Two states have completely halted high school play. Read the full story...
NCAA Update The NCAA Division I Board of Directors met last week and approved several new pieces of legislation forwarded from the Legislative Council, including the addition of sand volleyball. Read the full story...
Size Squabble A Delaware high school is suing its conference after it was moved into the league’s division of larger schools, forcing the school into the large-school classification for state playoffs. Read the full story...
Brawl Costs Team Three Games After a bench-clearing brawl during the second game of a doubleheader, the entire Centralia College baseball team—coaching staff included—has been suspended for three games. Read the full story...
No College Wrestling In Delaware Delaware State University has decided to drop its wrestling program, which is the only college grappling team left in the state. The school cites not only economic concerns, but also gender equity and the team’s academic performance. Read the full story...
Training Bill The Wall Street Journal poses an interesting question: Who is footing the training bill for NFL and NBA draft prospects? Some say it’s not fair that colleges are the ones shelling out for the grooming of these eventual professional athletes. Read the full story...
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Consolidation Woes This Tennessee school district has plans to consolidate its six high schools into three, and the biggest topic of conversation—and controversy—has been what will happen to the schools’ athletic facilities. Read the full story...
Starter’s Pistols Under Fire School districts in Toronto are currently dealing with a debate over banning starter’s pistols at track and field meets. Some feel the symbolism involved has no place in school athletics. Read the full story...
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New Faces In New Places Tis the season for movement in the athletic director ranks. Two colleges have hired athletic directors without prior experience, while high schools are consolidating jobs. Read the full story...