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High School Football

Teen Becomes His School Football Team's First Transgender Player

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.21.2016 | Queer Voices

A Canadian teen is making waves as his high school football team’s first openly transgender player. Kennedy Cooley said he transferred to Halifax W...

High School Football Team Recruits Female Player

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Good News

This school has scored some serious points for inclusion. Ashton White, a female athlete in seventh grade, has been recruited to be the kicker on her ...

How Colleges and Universities Make Investments That Count

Helen Drinan | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Helen Drinan

Now more than ever it seems budgets of colleges and universities in America are stretched thin. As is true in many states, cuts to budgets in Oklahoma...

Students Accused Of Assaulting Disabled Boy With Coat Hanger

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.25.2016 | Crime

Three white high school football players in southern Idaho have been charged in the brutal sexual assault of a disabled teammate, who is black. Ex-Die...

NFL Players in Denial on Brain Trauma; Parents Can't Afford to Be

Ken Reed | Posted 02.02.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

An adult choosing to play football in the NFL for a nice salary is a completely different situation than adults allowing children with developing brains to play.

Indoctrinating Our Children - Youth Sports and Concussions

Jen Cohen | Posted 01.13.2016 | Sports
Jen Cohen

I believe a cultural overhaul is needed in youth sports.

Concussion Focus Needs to Shift from NFL to Youth and High School Football

Ken Reed | Posted 12.22.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

Many of those entering theaters this holiday season to watch this highly-promoted movie will only be marginally aware of the link between football, concussions, and CTE, the neurological disease resulting from repetitive brain trauma. A lot of them will be leave shocked at what they discover.

Despite Dangers, High Schoolers Now Playing As Many Football Games As NFL

Zócalo Public Square | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.18.2015 | Sports

How many state champions does California need? There’s a new answer to this question: 13. That’s how many state football champions California will...

Defeat, and Victory

John Malik | Posted 12.07.2015 | Sports
John Malik

The look in my son's eyes was something I hadn't seen in him before. He clutched me, hugged me as only one that benches 225 can, and bawled loudly. In 18 years, he's never cried like this. I offered the only words that seemed to make sense. "You did your best."

Six Sentences That Every Parent Of A Football Player Should Read

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports

The NFL and football industry more generally have taken pains to portray their sport as safer in recent years. The league points to the dropping numbe...

Congressman: NFL, NCAA Have Role In Making High School Football Safer

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.11.2015 | Sports

At least eight high school football players have died since the beginning of this football season. This sad news has caught the attention of three mem...

Congressmen Push For Study Of High School Football Deaths

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The recent spate of deaths in high school football has caught the attention of three members of Congress who want the federal government...

Yet Another High School Football Player Dies As Death Total Piles Up

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 11.05.2015 | Sports

A 17-year-old high school football player from Sharon Springs, Kansas, died on Wednesday after collapsing on the field during a game Tuesday night. Th...

Satanic Ritual Protest Planned For High School Football Team

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.29.2015 | Sports

Accompanied by gongs, robes and burning incense, the leader of The Satanic Temple of Seattle is planning to step onto a local football field on Thursd...

High School Football Sportsmanship Doesn’t Get Better Than This

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

One of the first cliches youth sports coaches drill into impressionable young athletes is about "respecting your opponent." That value, however, repre...

Why High School Football Is As Deadly Now As It Was 35 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.26.2015 | Sports

Hardly a week has passed since the beginning of the 2015 high school football season without the tragic news that a young player has died. Six have di...

Former High School Football Player Sues San Diego School District

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

A family is suing a San Diego school district after they alleged a coach would not take their son out of football despite suffering a concussion. They...

High School Football Player Stabs Father After Argument Over Practice

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.14.2015 | Sports

The Sugar Land, Texas police department has detained a 16-year-old high school football player after he reportedly stabbed his father during an argume...

HS Back's Insane Run Is Desire, Personified

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

Justice Futch's running style appears to be old school. He plows through what's in front of him and he keeps his legs moving no matter what's going on...

Another High School Football Referee Allegedly Targeted And Hit

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.23.2015 | Sports

Following a brutal referee-targeting incident at a Texas high school earlier this month, a Tennessee high school football player has also been suspend...

HS Football Coach Recants Admitting To Ordering Referee Hit

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

UPDATE -- Thursday, 12:30 p.m.: John Jay High School football coach Mack Breed has recanted an earlier statement saying that he ordered two play...

How An Apple Watch Helped Save A High School Football Player's Life

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

On the morning of Sept. 8, 18-year-old Paul Houle Jr. lined up in his nose tackle position at the year's first football practice, feeling healthy and ...

HS Football Player Allegedly Smears Icyhot on Opponent's Face

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.22.2015 | Sports

High school football has received a lot of unwanted attention in past weeks due to the actions of a small number of players. It appears yet another in...

Texas High School Football Players Blame Coach After Tackling Referee

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports

The two Texas high school football players who violently tackled a referee during a game claim that they were following their coach's orders after the...

High School Wide Receiver Born With One Hand Breaks School Record

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

When our favorite NFL wide receivers make one-handed catches, they're celebrated. After all, a one-handed catch is an extraordinary play in football. ...