Entries for January 2014

Generation Next

Generation Next
Friday, January 31, 2014
I fully expect to see meeting rooms and hallways full of enthusiastic people with a “can-do” spirit . . . this Sunday and Monday for the 2014 MHSAA Women in Sports Leadership Conference.
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Legacy Speaks for Allen's Service

Legacy Speaks for Allen's Service
Friday, January 31, 2014
Randy Allen’s name surely isn’t as recognizable to sports fans in Michigan as it was during the 1970s and 80s when he worked as a TV sports anchor and radio personality in Wisconsin. That was by design. Allen joined the MHSAA in 2001 aiming to quietly serv...
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Talking Practice: Texas, Illinois Revise Policies

Talking Practice: Texas, Illinois Revise Policies
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Coaches and players in Texas and Illinois adapted to new football practice limitations this fall, with the Texas policy focusing on contact, and the Illinois regulation emphasizing length of preseason practices.  Following are the main changes those states put in ...
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BOTF Candidates Share Battle Strategy

BOTF Candidates Share Battle Strategy
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The 2014 Battle of the Fans tour picks up again Friday following a two-week break after an opening visit to reigning champion Buchanan on Jan. 17. In case you missed it, the bar is set high for those hoping to unseat The Herd as BOTF champion. But there is plenty o...
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Connecting with Coaches

Connecting with Coaches
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
In the coming weeks, the MHSAA will meet with the leadership of the high school coaches associations of our state. 
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Honoree Leads from Behind the Scenes

Honoree Leads from Behind the Scenes
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Off to the side somewhere, where athletic directors generally reside, Teri Reyburn often enjoys her favorite part of leading DeWitt’s athletic department – watching her school’s athletes shine.  As head of one of the Lansing area’s most suc...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8
Monday, January 27, 2014
The number of undefeated girls basketball teams left this late in the season is dwindling. But there are plenty of strong squads who have stumbled only once or a few times along the way. These are some that impressed last week in adding to impressive runs so far th...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7
Monday, January 27, 2014
Well, the weather outside is frightful … but inside the gym it’s warm as ever, especially for teams able to avoid the freeze outs that have made scheduling and re-scheduling an adventure this month. This week’s list includes a number of teams fro...
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Watch Replays in 5 Sports on MHSAA.TV

Watch Replays in 5 Sports on MHSAA.TV
Monday, January 27, 2014
Competitive cheer and wrestling join regulars girls and boys basketball and hockey among sports recently broadcast and now available on-demand on MHSAA.TV.
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Push “Pause”

Push “Pause”
Friday, January 24, 2014
. . . all students are assumed to be ineligible for participation until they have earned the privilege of participation.
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Goorhouse Gives Back at Home

Goorhouse Gives Back at Home
Friday, January 24, 2014
Three traits have been key in making Holland Christian grad Mike Goorhouse nationally-recognized as a civic leader on the rise. But a fourth quality, nurtured during his tennis and soccer careers, has been an asset as well for the 2003-04 MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award wi...
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Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced

Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2013-14 school year have been announced.
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Winter's 2nd Half Begins on MHSAA.TV

Winter's 2nd Half Begins on MHSAA.TV
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Broadcasts in four sports from last week are just a small sample of what's available on-demand on MHSAA.TV as the winter season moves into its second half.
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International Affairs

International Affairs
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
... some small private schools have been balancing their budgets by increasing their enrollments by 10 to 20 percent and even more with an influx of international students ...
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Herd dat? Buchanan Back for BOTF III

Herd dat? Buchanan Back for BOTF III
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Plenty of notice has come this small town’s way since “The Herd” student cheering section won last year’s MHSAA Battle of the Fans II. No question, the championship helped some find the small southwestern school on the map. But the best to come ...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 7

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 7
Monday, January 20, 2014
Girls basketball teams are facing the final month of their regular seasons and for most a second run through a familiar slate of opponents. Teams on this week's list are among those that took big steps last week toward finishing that slate strong as the tournament awa...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 6

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 6
Monday, January 20, 2014
This week will mark halftime of another boys basketball season – and the point when teams that surprised early are showing with sustained success that they'll continue to have a say on how the rest of the winter unfolds.  The top team in this week's list o...
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Correctable Error

Correctable Error
Friday, January 17, 2014
The kinds of programs that the MHSAA promotes and protects are the keys to the type of education students want, need and deserve.
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Welcome Back to 'The Woods'

Welcome Back to 'The Woods'
Friday, January 17, 2014
Buchanan, here we come.  The MHSAA and its Student Advisory Council will kick off "Battle of the Fans III" tonight with a return trip to Buchanan, last season's BOTF champion. 
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 5

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 5
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The powerhouse programs often seem to be the same from boys basketball season to season. But one of the most entertaining parts of high school hoops is how a team can change its level of success substantially from year to year as players move up to varsity and graduat...
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