Entries for December 2014

A Can-Do Response

A Can-Do Response
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The challenge is to balance the negative effects of an “arms war” in high school sports against driving students toward non-school programs. It’s the balance of too few vs. too many rules out of season.
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Perspective: What Matters Most

Perspective: What Matters Most
Monday, December 29, 2014
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about what matters most, recognizing local athletes and their accomplishments, when it comes to media coverage of high school sports.
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Growth Industry

Growth Industry
Friday, December 26, 2014
These late, scrambling and sometimes inadequately vetted enrollments are one of the many problems attendant to the increasing numbers of J-1 and F-1 visa students enrolling in Michigan each year.
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Perspective: Wasn't That a Great Game?

Perspective: Wasn't That a Great Game?
Friday, December 26, 2014
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about a script that sells the greatness of high school sports on a nightly basis all over the state.
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Football Scheduling

Football Scheduling
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The most serious and legitimate complaint about the season-ending playoffs is the stress it has placed on conferences and the struggles many schools have in building nine-game regular-season schedules.
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Powerful Voice for High School Sports

Powerful Voice for High School Sports
Friday, December 19, 2014
During 42 years on the airwaves, Paul Carey was best known as a voice of the Detroit Tigers bounding out of transistor radios all over Michigan, thanks to WJR’s powerful signal. But for the state’s high school sports community, his legacy is similarly memor...
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Stacking

Stacking
Friday, December 19, 2014
Appealing to personal integrity works with most coaches, but not all; so the issue of stacking festers, and it frustrates many coaches.
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Perspective: What Did You Do About It

Perspective: What Did You Do About It
Friday, December 19, 2014
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about the track record of high school sports in general and the MHSAA specifically as it pertains to concussions.
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Be the Referee: Registration - Part 2

Be the Referee: Registration - Part 2
Thursday, December 18, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl continues last week's explanation of the steps to becoming an MHSAA registered official.
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Football Finals to Re-Air on FSD

Football Finals to Re-Air on FSD
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The broadcasts of the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals from Thanksgiving weekend will re-air on FOX Sports Detroit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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Don't Miss These Buzzer Beaters

Don't Miss These Buzzer Beaters
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The first full week of girls and boys basketball this season netted 27 games broadcast on MHSAA.tv – and a series of last-second heroics only hoops can provide.  Click for a list of all games available from last week – and a collect...
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An Athlete’s Father

An Athlete’s Father
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
He was especially adept – instinctively, not by any book of instruction – at being an athlete’s father.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 2

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 2
Monday, December 15, 2014
It’s hard to believe after only two weeks, but there are girls basketball teams in Michigan that have completed 25 percent of their regular-season schedules. And that’s given us good opportunity to figure out some that we’ll continue to hear from as t...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1
Monday, December 15, 2014
A handful of the 16 teams we've glanced at during this week's first Breslin Bound report of the 2014-15 boys season got off the slow starts a year ago.  They aren't making that mistake again. 
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Grayling Plays On as Healing Continues

Grayling Plays On as Healing Continues
Monday, December 15, 2014
The Grayling community was rocked by a two-vehicle collision in 2013 that resulted in the deaths of a coach, a golfer and another passenger in the other vehicle while the team was driving to a tournament. The NBC Golf Channel tells an incredible story of the Vikings' re...
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10 to Remember: Fall 2014

10 to Remember: Fall 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
This fall saw the start of numerous championship legacies all over the Michigan, the continuation of a few more and the end of one that likely will be recalled for decades to come. All championship runs are memorable for those fortunate enough to achieve them. But beca...
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Simons Says

Simons Says
Friday, December 12, 2014
When I see advertisements that promote travel as an escape, I cannot agree. For me, travel is a change from the daily routine, but it’s hardly an escape.
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Perspective: Fans at the Fore

Perspective: Fans at the Fore
Friday, December 12, 2014
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about the Battle of the Fans IV, a program designed to recognize the best student cheering sections in the state. 
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Be the Referee: Registration - Part 1

Be the Referee: Registration - Part 1
Thursday, December 11, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl dicusses the first step in becoming an MHSAA registered official.
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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Fall 2014

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Fall 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The promotion of junior high and middle school athletics and possibility of allowing younger students opportunities to compete in certain sports highlighted topics discussed by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual...
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