April 2011 Archives

National Physical Education and Sport Week launches on Sunday, in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, with more than three million students expected to participate.


The National Federation of State High School Associations approved an upward shift in high school wrestling weight classes, which the organization is calling "the most significant" change in 23 years.


Former President Bill Clinton announced a partnership with Mexican mogul Carlos Slim on a youth sports project in Mexico intended to draw 900 teenagers and young adults back to school.


A New York Times review found that Division I colleges across the U.S. are manipulating Title IX rules by counting male athletes on womens' rosters, trimming male rosters, or adding female student-athletes to team rosters without the students knowing.


Out of 2,083 student-athletes tested for steroids in Texas in the fall of 2010, only one returned a positive result, according to findings released late last week.


NBA star Chris Paul reached out to a high school basketball player who honored his recently deceased mother during a game and treated him to an NBA playoffs game.


A poll released this week found that nearly one-third of parents surveyed believe that their children don't get enough physical activity in schools.


A study released Thursday estimates that a proposed 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sodas and other sugary drinks would raise roughly $1.45 billion per year for California schools.


Proceeds of the Giants' raffle will go towards the Giants Community Fund, which works to enrich the lives of at-risk youth through a youth baseball prorgram and other community initiatives.


With concussions in student-athletes only gaining more attention across the U.S., we give some quick-hit updates on some of the latest concussion news.


With social media only growing more pervasive with youths, many schools will likely be confronting a sticky situation regarding student-athlete social media usage soon.


A former school psychologist, inspired by a student-athlete's death, created a community-based concussion management system that she hopes to spread to other school districts.


A 16-year-old female soccer player from North Carolina isn't playing for her high school soccer team, in fear of being held back by the competition.


A new study finds that overweight teens are nearly seven times more likely than in-shape teens to get heart disease in their mid-30s, regardless of their adult weight.


A recruiting battle between a youth coach and a parent spilled over into violence this past weekend.


A 50-run blowout by a Texas high school baseball team prompted some immediate changes in their district's mercy rule.


Remember those Nike commercials from a few years back, where LeBron James would pull a "Nutty Professor" and play four different sides of himself? Well, Business LeBron, Wise LeBron, Kid LeBron, and Athlete LeBron have officially been revived—in cartoon form, at least. James debuted his new Web miniseries 'The LeBrons' this week, where the four sides of LeBron will provide positive messages to youngsters in a 10-episode arc. The New York Times called the miniseries "a latter-day 'Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.' " "I'm mostly a kid at heart," James told the Times back in January, "and I'm ...


April 6 marks the 24th anniversary of National Student-Athlete Day, an initiative created by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports.


The National Athletic Trainers' Association believes that states aren't moving quickly enough to get pending student-athlete safety bills turned into laws.


An epidemic of head injuries and concussions in sports have even the most ardent supporters of physicality reconsidering their positions.


An NCAA bracket filled out based on academic success turned out to accurately predict one of the two championship-game teams.


Colorado's governor signed the most sweeping youth concussion legislation in the U.S. into law, setting a new precedent for state concussion laws.


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