February 16, 2010

New NFHS Head Named  Bob Gardner, current Chief Operating Officer of the NFHS, has been officially elected Executive Director of the Federation. He will replace Bob Kanaby, who is retiring in May. Read the full story...

Pac-10 to Expand?  On the heels of the Big Ten Conference announcing its plans for expansion, the Pacific-10 Conference says it is “very seriously” looking to expand as well. Read the full story...

Good Deeds  At North Hills High School, Athletic Director Dan Cardone has implemented a unique appreciation program called “Five Good Deeds on Game Day.” Read the full story...

Bad Idea After All  Remember the deal where Oklahoma State was going to make hundreds of millions of dollars by buying life insurance on some donors? Well it didn’t quite work out. Read the full story...

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Legislating The NJSIAA?  Unhappy about high ticket prices for the state wrestling tournament this year, a New Jersey assemblyman has vowed to dismantle the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Read the full story...

Follow Up: New MSU Logo Scrapped  Due to a huge public outcry, Michigan State University officials have decided not to update the school’s Spartan helmet logo after all. Read the full story...

Coach Pay Cuts Coming?  Coaching stipends may be the next thing to go in this Tennessee school district. Officials say cutting the stipends could save the district almost $400,000. Read the full story...

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Scheduling Nightmare  The snowstorms that wreaked havoc on the East Coast last week caused a ton of problems for school districts. They also have athletic directors in a quandary about rescheduling a multitude of contest dates. Read the full story...

Asthma in Season  A disproportionate number of winter sport athletes are diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma every year. What does the cold weather have to do with it? Read the full story...

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Coach Under Investigation  A Wisconsin high school girls’ soccer coach and teacher is under formal police investigation after allegedly having an improper relationship with one of her players. Read the full story...

Fundraising A Must  San Diego State University is narrowing down its search for a new athletic director, and both of the school’s final two candidates have backgrounds rooted in fundraising. Read the full story...

Great Catch  The Alabama High School Athletic Association may soon join the Illinois High School Association in sponsoring bass fishing. Read the full story...

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