Tracking Students' BMI May Have No Effect on Student Health, Suggests Study

Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.


Texas Coach Holds Domestic Violence Seminar for High School Football Team

The roughly 60 members of Skyline High School's varsity football team were required to attend a two-hour workshop on domestic violence earlier this month.


Pittsburgh Steeler Sparks Debate About Participation Trophies for Youth-Athletes

On Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison sparked a ferocious debate about the merits of handing out participation trophies to youth-athletes.


Little League Softball World Series Embroiled in Game-Throwing Scandal

Move over, Chicago Black Sox. You now have game-throwing company in the form of a Little League softball team from Snohomish, Washington.


High School Sports Participation Eclipses 7.8 Million for First Time

Participation in high school sports reached a new all-time high in the 2014-15 school year, eclipsing the 7.8-million threshold for the first time ever.


Groups Allege California Is Falling Short in Phys. Ed. Opportunities for Minorities

Six health and civil rights groups allege California is failing to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by not providing equal access to physical education opportunities to minority students.


Michigan H.S. Athletic Association Debuts Pilot Concussion-Testing Program

Student-athletes at 70 Michigan high schools will be subject this fall to a pilot initiative that aims to help diagnose concussions via the use of two sideline-testing programs.


NLRB Rejects Northwestern Football Players' Attempt to Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board unanimously declined jurisdiction Monday in the case involving Northwestern University football players attempting to unionize.


Early Exposure to Tackle Football May Increase Risk of Brain Trauma Later

Former National Football League players who began to play tackle football before the age of 12 appeared to have an increased risk of later-life brain trauma.


Va. District Sparks Outcry Over Budget Proposal That Cuts H.S. Sports

Facing a projected budget shortfall of $100-plus million for the 2016-17 school year, the Fairfax County (Va.) public schools are weighing whether to eliminate some or all high school sports as a way to help balance the budget.


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