EdWeek Commentary Blasts NCAA's Academic Influence on High Schools

The author of a recent Education Week Commentary took aim at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's influence over high schools' academic offerings.


H.S. Baseball Players Found to Have 'Fight Club' in Batting Cages

Baseball players at Plano East (Texas) Senior High School engaged in an annual "fight club" in batting cages while their coaches were on a retreat.


Sports Figures Rally Around Flint, Mich., During Water Crisis

On Thursday, Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores announced an initiative to raise at least $10 million to help the community of Flint, Mich., during its ongoing water crisis.


Barry Sanders Says Parents Should 'Be Aware of the Risks' of Football

In an editorial for USA Today, Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders weighed in on whether he believes parents should allow their children to play football.


Arne Duncan Appointed to Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

The commission, founded in 1989, aims to emphasize "academic values in an arena where commercialization of college sports often shadowed the underlying goals of higher education."


NCAA's Power 5 Adopt New Injury Rules, Table Talk of Athlete Time Demands

Beginning in August, all schools from the NCAA's "Power Five" conferences must ensure health care providers have final say over when student-athletes can return from concussions and other injuries.


H.S. Sports Programs in Va., Okla. Facing Allegations of Sexual Assaults

A high school basketball program in Virginia has been suspended indefinitely amid allegations of a sexual assault involving a 16-year-old boy, while junior varsity wrestlers in Oklahoma face similar allegations.


Two H.S. Girls' Basketball Teams Have Season Cancelled After Brawl

The Indiana High School Athletic Association cancelled the remainder of the varsity girls' basketball seasons for Ben Davis and Pike High Schools following a massive brawl between the two teams.


Coaches, Athletic Director Facing Charges Following Alleged Hazing Incident

Two high school basketball coaches and an assistant principal/athletic director are facing criminal charges stemming from an alleged hazing incident that resulted in the hospitalization of a 15-year-old boy.


Student-Athlete Receives Five-Game Ban for Criticizing State Association on Twitter

A high school student-athlete in Wisconsin received a five-game suspension after sending a tweet with a derogatory comment aimed at her state athletic association.


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