athletics/sports

Bulking up with booster clubs

How to harness power of volunteer groups that bring vital funds to athletics

The Business of: Sports field maintenance

Keeping turf fields in prime condition is about precision and expertise

Grass is not always greener on school athletic fields

Costs vary widely based on region, altitude and frequency of use

Mascots by any other name

Derogatory stereotypes in school team names face slow change

Football fatalities increase need for sports safety

Safe Sports awards given to districts taking steps to ensure wellbeing of student athletes

A lesson about honor from a high school football coach

I trust you’re as impressed as I am by the news that Matt Labrum, football coach at Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah, has suspended his entire team—all 80 players—for what he calls a “lack of character.”

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Deal to provide equal opportunity for girls sports to cost Portland, Maine schools $400,000

A recent agreement between the U.S. Education Department and Portland Public Schools will cost nearly $400,000 to implement and will provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.

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NeuLion helps deliver digital college, high school sports networks

NeuLion, a New York-based digital sports services company, has teamed up with MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s prep school network in the New York tri-state area, on a new multiplatform subscription service.

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How physical fitness may promote school success

Children who are physically fit absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape, a new study finds, raising timely questions about the wisdom of slashing physical education programs at schools.

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The case against high-school sports

The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in international education rankings?

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