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Winter Rules Changes Focus on Safety

Winter Rules Changes Focus on Safety
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Seasons are underway for teams participating in 12 winter sports for which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments, with a continuing focus on safety highlighting rules changes taking effect with the first days of competition.
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Study: Single-Sport Athletes Injured More

Study: Single-Sport Athletes Injured More
Thursday, November 3, 2016
A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and funded by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Foundation revealed that high school athletes who specialize in a single sport sustain lower-extremity in...
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MHSAA Opposes Big Ten Friday Football

MHSAA Opposes Big Ten Friday Football
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association said today that he is “disappointed and disheartened” by the Big Ten Conference announcement that it will play and televise football games on Friday nights beginning with the 2017 season...
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MI-based Addix Joins MHSAA Team

MI-based Addix Joins MHSAA Team
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
During its first decade in business, Lowell-based Addix has emerged as a major supplier of high school and youth sports uniforms and gear, while maintaining an emphasis on serving local communities – a value held in common with the Michigan High School A...
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Scholar-Athlete Applications Available

Scholar-Athlete Applications Available
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
One of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s most popular programs, the Scholar-Athlete Award, will again present 32 $1,000 scholarships to top student-athletes at member high schools during the 2016-17 school year.
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105 Schools Recognized As HEARTSafe

105 Schools Recognized As HEARTSafe
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and Education (MDE); American Heart Association (AHA); Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA); and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY) have awarded 105...
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Officials Join Sportsmanship Summits Line-up

Officials Join Sportsmanship Summits Line-up
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Two first-time locations and sessions conducted by local game officials are among additions to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s annual Sportsmanship Summit series, which will run again during the first three weeks of November.
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MHSAA Attendance Posts 5-Year High

MHSAA Attendance Posts 5-Year High
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason events enjoyed a five-year high in attendance in 2015-16 as two sports saw record fan turnout.
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8 Re-elected to MHSAA Representative Council

8 Re-elected to MHSAA Representative Council
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Elections were completed recently to fill positions on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s legislative body, its Representative Council, with eight current members receiving re-election.
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UPDATE Meeting Series In 39th Year

UPDATE Meeting Series In 39th Year
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association will conduct its 39th annual Update Meeting series in the coming weeks, and this year’s schedule will again offer in-service programming for athletic directors at six of the seven locations.
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MHSAA Announces 2015-16 Concussion Data

MHSAA Announces 2015-16 Concussion Data
Monday, September 12, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has completed an unprecedented yearlong collection of head injury reports from its member schools, mandated in 2015-16 for the first time as part of an effort to identify and reduce the incidence of those types of injuries i...
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MI Student Aid to Present MHSAA Media

MI Student Aid to Present MHSAA Media
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Just as the Michigan High School Athletic Association hopes students will pursue the many benefits of taking part in educational athletics, MI Student Aid – a division of the Michigan Department of Treasury – encourages students to pursue postsecondary educa...
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Michigan Virtual University Teams with MHSAA

Michigan Virtual University Teams with MHSAA
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Providing educational opportunities is central to the missions of both the Michigan High School Athletic Association and Michigan Virtual University. To promote its expansive opportunities for online education for Michigan high school students and educators, Michigan Vi...
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Vermontville Ace Joins NFHS Hall (Video)

Vermontville Ace Joins NFHS Hall (Video)
Monday, August 15, 2016
Michigan celebrated its eighth inductee to the National High School Sports Hall of Fame with the honoring of Vermontville baseball star Ken Beardslee during the annual National Federation of State High School Associations summer meeting, this summer in Reno, Nevada. Cl...
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Participation Again Bests Population Rank

Participation Again Bests Population Rank
Thursday, August 11, 2016
For the eighth straight year, Michigan ranked seventh nationally in high school sports participation, according to statistics for the 2015-16 school year released recently by the National Federation of State High School Associations. That level of participation con...
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Clipping Clipped as 2016-17 Begins

Clipping Clipped as 2016-17 Begins
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Clipping has been eliminated in high school football, the biggest playing rules change on the horizon for member schools of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, which formally begin practice for 2016-17 fall sports next week.
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Reminder: Prepare to Beat the Heat

Reminder: Prepare to Beat the Heat
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The heat wave that’s traveled across Michigan during these last few weeks of July is another reminder of the importance of preparing for activity in hot weather in advance of Michigan High School Athletic Association fall practices kicking off the new school year ...
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Pay-to-Play's Extent Unchanged in 15-16

Pay-to-Play's Extent Unchanged in 15-16
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The percentage of Michigan High School Athletic Association high schools that assessed participation fees to help fund interscholastic athletics held steady at 51.5 percent in 2015-16 for the second straight school year after reaching a high of nearly 57 percent two yea...
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Mazzolini's Impact Felt Across Generations

Mazzolini's Impact Felt Across Generations
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A lifetime in competitive athletics has provided piles of memories for retiring MHSAA assistant director Gina Mazzolini. Four decades as an athlete, coach and association administrator also left her with plenty of souvenirs to sort through as she finishes her final day...
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MHSAA's Roberts Elected to NFHS Board

MHSAA's Roberts Elected to NFHS Board
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
MHSAA Executive Director John E. “Jack” Roberts has been elected to serve a four-year term on the Board of Directors for the National Federation of State High School Associations, the national governing body for high school athletics and activities.
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