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High School Football Coach Otis Newell Fired For Appearing In Rap Video

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

A California high school football coach is out of a job after he appeared in a rap music video, the Los Angeles Times reported. Otis N...

Engineering a Young Athlete's Destiny -- Redshirting

Jen Cohen | Posted 06.11.2015 | Sports
Jen Cohen

No one can predict with any degree of certainty the physical attributes of an athlete. Lineage can provide a glimpse of certain characteristics like height and body structure, of course. But there are more important factors to focus on in the development of a young athlete.

In Defense of Football

John Malik | Posted 05.24.2015 | Sports
John Malik

Yes, contact sports are dangerous. Competitive soccer, volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, baseball, etc. are not without risk. But stop and think about the risk of your kid not getting to participate in a team sport.

Football Coach Wrestles Strongest Player To Inspire Team Unity

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.13.2015 | Sports

Can you guess who wins?

16 Games for 16 Year Olds?

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 03.31.2015 | Teen
Avi Sholkoff

As someone who has avidly watched and followed football for years, I failed to grasp the severity of the many injuries. I ignored the commentators and analysts who believed that football needed to get safer.

After His Parents' Deaths, High School Football Player Joins Coach's Family

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

Christian Osterhout lost his father to ALS when he was a freshman in high school -- a traumatic event that prompted his football coach, Chris Roberts,...

5 Keys to Landing a College Football Scholarship

Kai Sato | Posted 02.08.2015 | Sports
Kai Sato

At all levels of collegiate play, there are five things that all high school prospects should do to improve their chances of getting recruited for a football scholarship

Knock to the Head: A High School Football Player's Story of Traumatic Brain Injury

Journey Bailey | Posted 02.07.2015 | Sports
Journey Bailey

Something felt terribly wrong. At first I was just a little woozy. Five minutes later I threw up Taco Del Mar all over the locker room floor, and then had the unfortunate aim of collapsing in it. It was clear that this was unlike any concussion I had received in my past.

High Schooler Scores Touchdown With Jaw-Dropping Front Flip

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.07.2014 | Sports

A high school quarterback wowed the crowd with a jaw-dropping play Saturday night, scoring a touchdown with a front flip over a charging opponent. ...

The Devastating Health Impact Of Concussion May Start Earlier Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.18.2014 | Science

For the Ohio State community, Thanksgiving weekend ended in tragedy when 22-year-old football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead of apparent suici...

Legendary Football Coach With Cancer Watches Team Win First State Championship

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.02.2014 | Good News

This football team worked hard to bring their beloved coach a season he will never forget. After more than 40 years of coaching Oak Grove High Sch...

Most High Schools Lack Full-Time Athletic Trainers To Keep Kids Safe

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports

Only 55 percent of athletes at public secondary schools have access to a full-time athletic trainer, according to the National Athletic Trainers' Asso...

Town Rallies To Help Family Of Hospitalized High School Football Player

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.06.2014 | Good News

When a beloved student got injured, this community came together and gave his family a big boost in his honor. Hayden Schaumburg, 16, from Watseka...

Rival School Forfeits Football Division Title To Marysville Team In Wake Of Tragic Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.27.2014 | Good News

This football team knows what sportsmanship and compassion look like. Marysville-Pilchuck High School's football team was scheduled to play the Oa...

23 Blast Is Based On an Amazing True Story

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

One aspect concerning the film that caught my attention is the name of Dylan Baker appearing as the director. Now Baker has been an actor in many movies and in a lot of them he has had some quirky roles.

Around The Country, Halloween Is Being Rescheduled For High School Football

AP | John Raby | Posted 10.22.2014 | Sports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday. ...

How Society's Addiction to Masculinity Has Led to Sexual Hazing Between Men

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 12.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

I really feel sorry for the victims of the Sayreville tragedy; and yes the incident is a tragedy. Those four young men will be scarred forever. They will have bad dreams, distance themselves from sports and probably need some type of professional help.

Petey Jones, Immortalized In ‘Remember The Titans,' Still Works At T.C. Williams High School

The Washington Post | Alex Prewitt | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices

The golf cart swung onto the sidewalk and out stepped a man, 61 years old with salty hair and bad knees. “Alexandria City Public Schools,” read th...

With Football and Hazing, History Repeats Itself

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 12.14.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

When a school team's hazing customs go unchecked, the bullying will grow more degrading every season. In many instances, each class looks to top its predecessor. Given how widespread hazing is, it cannot be eliminated.

High School Cancels Football Season Over Bullying

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 12.07.2014 | Sports

PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — A town that found encouragement in its winning high school football team after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy was left to a...

High School QB Plays For Rival Team In Place Of Injured Athlete, Embodies True Sportsmanship

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.07.2014 | Good News

Sometimes the spoils of victory are better shared -- even when it comes to competitive sports. While Mississippi communities tend to take their foo...

High School Football Deaths Stir Memories of Ugly Youth Football Moments

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

It was the waning moments of a damp September fourth quarter, and football, as it often does, had brought out the ugly side of one of its fans. In this case, the red-faced rooter was a 30-something dad.

High School Football Player Dies After In-Game Collision

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN and JAKE PEARSON | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports

WADING RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — A 16-year-old varsity high school football player who died hours after an on-field collision during a game was mourned Thu...

Tennessee Cheerleaders Sidestep Their School's Prayer Ban

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion

A group of Tennessee cheerleaders decided to bring prayer back to the football field. Oneida High School administrators instituted a moment of sile...

Are States Doing Enough To Protect High School Athletes?

stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

Athens, Georgia -- When Georgia public high schools were asked several years ago to devise a policy to govern sports activities during periods of high...