February 2014 Archives

Less than two years after opening a $60 million multi-sport stadium, Allen High School (Texas) has closed the facility indefinitely because of "extensive cracking" found "in the concrete of the stadium's concourse."

A federal appeals court has struck down an Indiana school district's policy requiring short hair for boys on the basketball team, ruling that the lack of a similar policy for girls'-team basketball players results in illegal sex discrimination.

After conducting an investigation into the district, the OCR determined that it was in violation of Title IX, the federal legislation that prohibits gender-based discrimination in any federally financed education program or activity.

The illustrious basketball career of Kevin Grow added another chapter on Tuesday, as the Harlem Globetrotters announced that the teenager will suit up for the squad next month in Philadelphia as a "three-point specialist."

Based on data from the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the prevalence of obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years decreased from 14 percent in 2003-04 to just over 8 percent in 2011-12.

NASA launched a new online video series on Monday aimed at using sports to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Despite the presence of a youth-concussion law, a majority of Washington State high school football and girls' soccer players reported playing with concussion symptoms during the 2012 fall season.

On average, football helmets only reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury by 20 percent compared to not wearing a helmet at all.

Between the slew of basketball-related events during the NBA's All-Star weekend, a number of the league's biggest stars found time to give back to the community, too.

A new paper published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine sought to determine whether Washington state's youth-concussion law is actually shaping behaviors.

The National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers are in the midst of a painful rebuilding season, but they assured the season wouldn't be entirely a wasted year.

Duncan laced up the old basketball shoes to participate in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game for the fourth straight year on Friday, putting on a show for all in attendance.

A significantly higher percentage of U.S. gay and bisexual boys use anabolic-androgenic steroids compared to heterosexual boys, according to a study published online in the journal Pediatrics.

College coaches will soon have yet another social-media platform to worry about.

The announcement could end up having trickle-down effects to high school football, positive or negative, depending on what happens to Sam in the next few months.

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics present an excellent opportunity for educators to blend current events and athletics in their classrooms.

Roughly half of parents worldwide with overweight or obese children believe their children are a healthy weight, according to a meta-analysis published online in the journal Pediatrics.

College football's National Signing Day came and went with a bang on Wednesday, highlighting the highs and lows of high school football.

Seattle students hoping to express their appreciation for their Super Bowl-winning squad will have to do so from afar.

The parents of a 16-year-old who died this past fall from football-related brain trauma have filed a notice of claim against his upstate New York school.

Kansas elementary and middle school students who met certain physical-fitness benchmarks were considerably more likely to exceed reading and math performance standards.

Researchers suggest that overall stagnating trends in childhood obesity are masking the growing disparity of the issue within socioeconomic groups.


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