High School Football Participation Rises for First Time in Five Years

Participation in high school football rose for the first time in five years during the 2013-14 school year, according to the latest High School Athletics Participation Survey.


Little League Sensation Mo'ne Davis Taking Sports World by Storm

This week, 13-year-old female pitcher Mo'ne Davis became the first Little Leaguer to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated.


Adults Rank Obesity as Biggest Child-Health Concern Locally, Nationally

In total, 29 percent of adults listed childhood obesity as a "big concern" locally, while 55 percent listed it as a "big concern" nationally.


St. Louis Rams Give Free Preseason Tickets to Ferguson H.S. Football Players

With tension still running high in Ferguson, Mo., the NFL's St. Louis Rams reached out to three local high school football teams to offer them free tickets to a preseason game this past weekend.


Ky. Teen Kicked Off H.S. Football Team for Starting 'Louisville Purge' Rumor

The teen supposedly responsible for originating the "Louisville Purge" rumor revealed on Twitter that he had been kicked off his high school football team.


Death of Georgia H.S. Football Player Raises Over-Hydration Concerns

Douglas County (Georgia) High School football player Zyrees Oliver passed away Monday after collapsing at his home following a football practice the previous week.


Front-of-Head Impacts Take Most Blame for Youth-Football Concussions

If youth-football programs are looking to prevent concussions, removing front-of-the-head collisions from the game would be a great jumping-off point.


Athletes in Miami-Dade District Will Be Tested for Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The district's school board approved a drug-testing pilot in the wake of a steroid scandal that revealed that a handful of Florida high school athletes were provided with performance-enhancing drugs.


U.S. Reps. Form 'Student-Athlete Protection Caucus' for Collegiate Athletes

U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) and Charles W. Dent (R-Pa.) created the bipartisan Congressional Student-Athlete Protection Caucus to ensure the fair treatment of collegiate student-athletes.


Texas Cheerleaders Take Religious Message Battle to State Supreme Court

A group of Texas high school cheerleaders filed a petition with the state Supreme Court over an ongoing dispute about the display of banners with religious messages at high school football games.


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