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Risky Business

Risky Business
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
... a sterile, bubble-wrapped world teaches us less than one in which we are allowed to play with fire ...
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Heartfelt Efforts

Heartfelt Efforts
Friday, May 15, 2015
This week it was announced that the MI HEARTSafe School Award Program will honor 122 elementary, middle and high schools in Michigan this month for demonstrating their preparedness for cardiac emergencies.
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Balance

Balance
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
College coaches from coast to coast report a preference for high school athletes who have competed in multiple seasons ...
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Remarkable Student-Athletes

Remarkable Student-Athletes
Friday, May 8, 2015
The second remarkable feature of this remarkable group of 200 was that the number of boys almost equaled the number of girls. This almost never happens ...
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Mission Control

Mission Control
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Over the years, school sports has been asked to address much more than what occurs on the practice or playing field.
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Fracking in School Sports

Fracking in School Sports
Friday, May 1, 2015
We should pay attention to the times when we feel our foundation shaking, even just a little. 
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No Guns in Schools

No Guns in Schools
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Now there’s an effort by some to trade a ban on “open carry” in exchange for permission to carry concealed weapons onto school grounds.
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A Healthy Future

A Healthy Future
Friday, April 24, 2015
The 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years complete an eight-year period during which we have addressed for two years each Health Histories, Heads, Heat and Hearts. What will the following two years – 2017-18 and 2018-19 – bring? Here are some aspirations – ...
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The Safe Play Game Plan

The Safe Play Game Plan
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
This proposed federal legislation demonstrates two things. First, that we have been on target in Michigan with our four Hs – it’s like they read our playbook of priorities before drafting this federal legislation.
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More Than X’s & O’s

More Than X’s & O’s
Friday, April 17, 2015
Without leaving any of the three previous health and safety “H’s” behind, during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, the fourth quarter, our focus will be on Hearts.
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Classification Trends

Classification Trends
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Statistics undermine arguments by some who opine that the enrollment ranges are too large and that more classifications and divisions for MHSAA tournaments are needed today.
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Sounds of Silence

Sounds of Silence
Friday, April 10, 2015
The task of written communication has become more difficult during the four decades I’ve been engaged in this enterprise.
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Our Best and Brightest

Our Best and Brightest
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The best two hours of each work year are those spent with the MHSAA Scholar-Athletes and their parents on the last Saturday of the winter tournament season.
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Seeding Questions

Seeding Questions
Friday, April 3, 2015
Seeding in school sports is a much more difficult task than it is at higher levels where there are many fewer teams operating in much less diverse settings.
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Community Development

Community Development
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Successful schools are the ones in the center of community life; and when the job is well done, school sports programs are central to the life of those schools.
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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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