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Attendance Trends

Attendance Trends
Friday, March 27, 2015
Media across the US have been reporting the decline in attendance at intercollegiate football and basketball games. “It’s a national epidemic ...”
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The Essential AD

The Essential AD
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
As societal changes cause school competitions to become more complicated and controversial, the case for the full-time, well-trained athletic administrator becomes even more compelling. 
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A Rite of Spring

A Rite of Spring
Friday, March 20, 2015
The challenge before us is not intellectual – seeding tournaments is not rocket science. No, the challenge is political ...
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It’s a Blizzard

It’s a Blizzard
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
When I read that the National Football League, with all of its resources, was “overwhelmed by all of the expert opinion right now,” I was not comforted.
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Big Lessons for Little Leaguers

Big Lessons for Little Leaguers
Friday, March 13, 2015
So far, the kids have learned that it’s not right to cheat. The mayor would have them learn that you can avoid the consequences of cheating if you know people in the right places.
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Corporate Care

Corporate Care
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
One of the MHSAA’s newest corporate sponsors is arguably one of its most important ever because it will assist ... in promoting student-athlete health and safety.
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The Character Network

The Character Network
Friday, March 6, 2015
Like high school sports, the NFHS Network is for the masses, not merely the elite.
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Going on Offense

Going on Offense
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
High school football is character-building for students, spirit-building for schools and community-building for cities and towns.
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Spitting in the Ocean

Spitting in the Ocean
Friday, February 27, 2015
But most times that I laugh at or criticize the blind eyes or bad faith of others, I pause to consider if we might sometimes act in similar ways.
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Holding Back

Holding Back
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I wrote last week in this space about the positive place for disagreement in organizations; and I held back on pushing the topic a bit further.
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Supporting Sports Officials

Supporting Sports Officials
Friday, February 20, 2015
To make a difference of opinion about legislative strategy the litmus test of MHSAA support for officials is misguided at best and manipulative at worst.
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Permission to Disagree

Permission to Disagree
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
If the board is always in total agreement, then management is not bringing the board tough enough topics. The subjects are not serious enough.
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No Easy Fix

No Easy Fix
Friday, February 13, 2015
Before our friends and allies turn their backs on us, they need to turn in the transfer situations where the rules already apply, and the undue influence (recruiting) they can document.
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An Unsustainable Trend

An Unsustainable Trend
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The irony is that in this time of school sports’ greatest inclusion, school sports is on its weakest financial footing. When it is doing the most, school sports is being supported the least.
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Robust Benefits

Robust Benefits
Friday, February 6, 2015
“We also found that former student-athletes tend to donate time and money more frequently than people who weren't part of teams."
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The Investment

The Investment
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
. . . a strong, vibrant society invests in its future by investing in young people. 
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Change of Pace

Change of Pace
Friday, January 30, 2015
That almost sounds like something Yogi Berra would have said – like, “it takes forever for change to occur, and then it doesn’t.” But experience very often teaches us the truth of this sentiment.
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Baloney

Baloney
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
One day, one of the more veteran employees opened his lunchbox and flew into a rage. “I can’t believe it,” he exclaimed. “Baloney again! I hate baloney.”
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Transfer Trends

Transfer Trends
Friday, January 23, 2015
Over the years, some states have relaxed their transfer rule and others have refined their transfer rule. In either case, the transfer rule remains an imperfect rule, an imperfect net.
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Patience

Patience
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Perhaps it is in the DNA of Australians to be patient ... for they are certainly among the most polite populations I've encountered.
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