Entries for January 2011

Basketball Scheduling

Friday, January 28, 2011
Mixing up the days and times for regular-season basketball games is doing a disservice to our students and their supporters.
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Preparticipation Screening

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The preparticipation physical examination is a staple of educational athletics; and for MHSAA member schools it’s an annual requirement . . .
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Fighting Spirit

Friday, January 21, 2011
When it comes to fighting, schools know their limitations:  lack of time, money and will.  Schools depend on the MHSAA to do their fighting.
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Middle Ground

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Any initiative so strongly opposed by a majority of our member schools, or any initiative so obviously harmful to a large segment of our member schools, must be and will be opposed by the MHSAA staff. 
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Memorable Moments

Friday, January 14, 2011
I was there – really, I was – sitting alongside my father, midway up the section of end zone seats where Bart Starr followed Jerry Kramer across the goal line for the winning touchdown in 13-below-zero temperatures. 
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China Syndrome

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
An appropriate analysis of what’s happening in the world of education would ask why it is that students in foreign secondary schools are seeking in record numbers to attend U.S. high schools . . .
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“Point Positive”

Friday, January 7, 2011
Of all the resources needed for school sports, the one that we are not short of, fortunately, is positive examples. 
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Bad Actors

Bad Actors
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
These are examples of the ugly side of competition.  While it’s not like the dark side of the moon that we on Earth never see, it’s a side seen more often than we’d like in sports. 
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