September 14, 2009 - Issue 425
Brawl Leads To Suspension A Chicago area high school football team faces an uncertain season after it was put on indefinite suspension following a brawl during its first game two weeks ago. Read the full story...
Controlling Social Media Should athletic programs try to regulate how social media outlets cover their events? The Southeastern Conference (SEC) recently made headlines with the release—and re-release—of its latest policy, perhaps the strictest set of guidelines yet. Read the full story...
Preseason Baptism? A Kentucky high school football coach and other school officials are being criticized by community members and players’ parents for taking a team field trip to a church last month, where several players were baptized. Read the full story...
The “Fencing Response” Researchers spent hours watching YouTube clips of football hits that resulted in concussions and may have revealed an important physical trend exhibited by concussed players. Read the full story...
Court Trumps School Due to a lawsuit, this Ohio high school volleyball and softball player will be allowed to continue participating in athletics despite being suspended by the school district after she hosted a party where alcohol was served. Read the full story...
Grabbing the Reins How do you know when fall has begun and you’re officially back in the athletic directing saddle? For Dan Cardone, there have been a variety of signs, including misplaced tubas, under-sized football helmets for over-sized heads, search parties to find cross country teams, and more. Read the full story...
State Series The Michigan State University football team will play four games against each of the state’s three Mid-American Conference schools over the next 10 seasons. Michigan State will host three of the four games in each series. Read the full story...
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Tracking Cheating An anti-cheating initiative in Charlotte, N.C., has helped enforce enrollment zones to prevent student-athletes from clustering at elite athletic schools, but athletic directors are saying it’s swamping them with paperwork. Read the full story...
Family First Weber State University Athletic Director Jerry Graybeal has decided to step down and instead serve in an administrative services position so that he can spend more time with his family. Read the full story...