Entries for January 2014

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 6

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 6
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
By the end of this week, we'll have reached the midpoint of this girls basketball regular season. But plenty of teams are showing they might just be warming up for a much longer run this winter.
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Girls Hoops Powers On-Demand

Girls Hoops Powers On-Demand
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Undefeated girls basketball teams Goodrich, Hemlock and Holt are among those whose most recent games are available on-demand at MHSAA.TV.
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Money Matters

Money Matters
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
We’re seen as the conservative stick-in-the-muds who oppose national tournaments and promotions in spite of the money that could be made from them.
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Ind. Wrestling Ticket Sales Underway

Ind. Wrestling Ticket Sales Underway
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Fans wishing to purchase advance reserved and group general admission tickets for the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Finals, Feb. 27-March 1 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, may now do so exclusively through The Palace Box Office.
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#BOTF Finalists: Prepare for Battle

#BOTF Finalists: Prepare for Battle
Monday, January 13, 2014
Buchanan is back to defend its title. But rival Bridgman would love to be the next to hoist the championship banner. And Beaverton, Frankfort and Traverse City West plan to show during "Battle of the Fans III" that the best cheering in Michigan isn't reserved for the...
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Program Priorities

Program Priorities
Friday, January 10, 2014
While I’m a fan of school sports, I recognize that an athletic program has as much potential to do harm as to do good.
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Classy Competitor

Classy Competitor
Thursday, January 9, 2014
High school coaches stand on an incredibly influential platform and their expectations, teachings, along with what they tolerate, will establish the athletic culture at their school for years to come.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Post-Break
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
If the first month of this MHSAA girls basketball season is an indication, this winter's march to the Class A championship game could be one of the most entertaining we've seen over the last decade.  That's the clearest observation from games played during the hol...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
League games mean more, and the postseason trumps all. But some of the most intriguing matchups of each basketball season take place during holiday break.  This winter was no different. 
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Football Finals Replayed on FSD

Football Finals Replayed on FSD
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Frightful weather has kept MHSAA sports from getting much of a jump into 2014. But we've still got highlights from MHSAA.TV and an opportunity to watch replays of every 11-player Football Final next week on Fox Sports Detroit. 
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The Student Effect

The Student Effect
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The key to assuring an activity is educational is to consider the effect on the student of every decision made.
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21st WISL Conference Set for Feb. 2-3

21st WISL Conference Set for Feb. 2-3
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The first, largest and longest-running program of its type in the country, the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Women In Sports Leadership Conference will take place Feb. 2-3 at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West, formerly the Lexington Lansing Hotel.
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4 Thrusts: In Motion, On Track in 2013-14

4 Thrusts: In Motion, On Track in 2013-14
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
During the fall of 2012 at Update meetings across Michigan, we described “Four Thrusts for Four Years” – four health and safety emphases that would help us keep student-athletes healthier and also get a seat for Michigan’s policies and procedures...
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Finals Flashback: Kyler Elsworth

Finals Flashback: Kyler Elsworth
Friday, January 3, 2014
Michigan State linebacker Kyler Elsworth was a hero of Wednesday's Rose Bowl, the game's defensive Most Valuable Player after playing most of this season on special teams and joining the program five years ago as a walk-on. Long before his name was flashed across natio...
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The Subjunctive

The Subjunctive
Friday, January 3, 2014
The subjunctive verb mood is used for the hypothetical. This makes it most valuable as a mindset before taking any action.
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Challenging Change

Challenging Change
Thursday, January 2, 2014
They settled arguments on the spot. They had to bring their own equipment, and take care of it. And if the ball went out of play, they had to hunt for it until they found it . . .
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The More Things Change ...

The More Things Change ...
Thursday, January 2, 2014
As we begin another calendar year, let's take a brief look at how the mission of school sports has (or hasn’t) changed since 1955, when former MHSAA Executive Director Charles E. Forsythe presented this practicum to the University of Michigan. 
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