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At New Mexico State University, Athletic Director McKinley Boston will leave his post at the end of the year.Read More...

The St. Louis Rams gave tickets to high school football players and coaches in the Ferguson area.Read More...

The parent of a California high school student-athlete claims members of the football team engaged in "sexual beatings" of other players.Read More...

The number of participants in high school sports increased for the 25th consecutive year in 2013-14 with a record total of almost 7.8 million, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The most surprising statistic, however, is the increase in participation numbers for football, which previously had been on the decline.

Based on figures from the 51 NFHS member state high school associations, which includes the District of Columbia, sports participation for the 2013-14 school year reached an all-time high of 7,795,658 - an increase of 82,081 from the previous year. This one-year increase was the highest since 2009-10.

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GameDay Recycling Challenge invites colleges and universities across the nation to compete to see which school will produce the least amount of waste in their stadiums and tailgate areas this college football season. Participating schools identify one or more games to report the amount of material diverted through recycling, composting and via food donations versus the amount thrown away. Registered competitors represent 15 athletic conferences, including the Big Ten, Big 12 and The Ivy League. Colleges and universities are invited to accept the Challenge by registering on GameDayChallenge.org by Sept. 30.

Winners for each athletic conference will be recognized, with five different categories per conference. National winners will be recognized in two categories:
1) total amount recycled, composted and donated; and
2) diversion rate - or the percentage of waste diverted from the landfill.

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The August/September 2014 issue of Athletic Management includes feature articles on:
  • Advice for mentoring coaches
  • HS conference collaborates with nearby college to teach leadership skills
  • Lowering risk through vigilance and constant supervision
  • New ideas for supporting female teams
  • Partnering with the community for fundraising
  • Latest product news for indoor facilities and surfaces

Gameplan articles discuss:

  • Getting up to speed as a new athletic director
  • High school conference starts Board of Directors' Cup

Our upfront Warmup articles cover:

  • One voice on athletes' rights
  • Football: A safer start
  • "Big House" hosts neutral game
  • Yeshiva celebrates first NCAA tournament berth
  • Putting coaches to the test

And read our Q&A with: Meg Schebler, Ashford University


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Parent's Guide to Sports Concussions

The world is starting to understand that a concussion is an extremely serious injury with potential long-term ramifications. But there is still much work to be done when it comes to parents, coaches, athletic trainers, physicians, teachers, and the athletes themselves all being on the same page. We've created this comprehensive guide on sports concussions specifically for athletes' parents.

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