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Transfers

Transfers
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The fact is, the future of the transfer rule will be less about extending its reach and more about retaining its existence.
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Boring Impartiality

Boring Impartiality
Friday, January 6, 2017
Tournaments which favor no teams through a seeding scheme cause fewer arguments.
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Seeding Discontent

Seeding Discontent
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Developing a seeding plan is not at all difficult, but living with one could be.
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The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects
Friday, December 30, 2016
This is a cautionary tale for those who desire that the number of classifications and divisions be expanded in MHSAA tournaments for other sports.
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A Different League

A Different League
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
What is happening in Auburn Hills is, quite literally, in an entirely different league.
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Attendance on the Rise

Attendance on the Rise
Friday, December 23, 2016
Among proof of the enduring importance and high profile of school-sponsored sports is that MHSAA tournament attendance continues to climb ...
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The “Extra” Ingredient

The “Extra” Ingredient
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Competitive interscholastic athletic programs can be educational without being part of the school’s curriculum.
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Why They Don’t Officiate Anymore

Why They Don’t Officiate Anymore
Friday, December 16, 2016
Many recent MHSAA policy changes and most MHSAA in-service training have focused directly on assigners, and this survey confirms that this must continue and expand.
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Sold Out

Sold Out
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Big Ten knows it’s wrong, admits it, but schedules football games on Friday nights to attract larger rights fees from television.
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Counting Concussions

Counting Concussions
Friday, December 9, 2016
As we transition from fall to winter season, we can begin to make comparisons between years one and two of the mandated concussion reporting.
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Starting Five

Starting Five
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The Task Force on Multi-Sport Participation which the MHSAA appointed early in 2016 has identified its top five projects.
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Guild and Guide

Guild and Guide
Friday, December 2, 2016
If we are to make any headway on these topics during this school year and beyond, then we must see the MHSAA’s role is to be both a guild and a guide.
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UP Power

UP Power
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Here the multi-sport student-athlete is not an endangered species; it's an essential fact of life.
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Inner Life

Inner Life
Friday, November 25, 2016
“It is time to give sports back to the children who play them. To focus on the true purpose of sports in our children’s lives."
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Questions for 8-Player Football

Questions for 8-Player Football
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
We must keep in mind that every enhancement of the 8-player experience invites more conversions from the 11-player to 8-player game ...
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The Specialty of School Sports

The Specialty of School Sports
Friday, November 18, 2016
When rushed into early and intense specialization in a single sport, youth may not be ready for the rigors of that sport.
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Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
There is a similar art to leading modern day interscholastic athletics, where the top task is simultaneously to protect and promote school sports.
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Big Ten TV

Big Ten TV
Friday, November 11, 2016
The Big Ten Conference likes to say it "appreciates" high school football within its footprint; but the evidence is otherwise.
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Late to the Game

Late to the Game
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
What is much more often true is that specialization in a sport that is too early and too intense stunts a young person’s physical literacy ...
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Locker Room Talk

Locker Room Talk
Friday, November 4, 2016
The vulgar, victimizing language we heard from a presidential candidate in a 10-year-old recording is NOT “locker room talk.”
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