Blog: From the Director

Slow to Seeding

Slow to Seeding
Friday, April 8, 2016
The fact that there was no seeding proposal even considered by the MHSAA Basketball Committee this year is indicative of two facts ...
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An Easy Call

An Easy Call
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
It wasn’t a bad call in Michigan that caused MSU’s loss in Mississippi. It wasn’t even a tough call for us; it was the only call.
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The Culture of School Sports

The Culture of School Sports
Friday, April 1, 2016
School sports enjoy a standing in our communities and a status in our local media that non-school sports can’t come close to. 
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Time and Money

Time and Money
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
I was once told that the best way to discern what may be in a person’s heart is to look at two indicators.
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Sport Sponsorship Should Be Up

Sport Sponsorship Should Be Up
Friday, March 25, 2016
The overall theme may be that, no matter how much schools are struggling for resources and resorting to outside funding, they value the high school brand of sports. 
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Concussion Story

Concussion Story
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Our health and safety narrative addresses all sports and both genders; and the 2015-16 school year provides three significant examples.
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Sportsmanship To Citizenship

Sportsmanship To Citizenship
Friday, March 18, 2016
I have often maintained that good sportsmanship is a precursor to good citizenship ...
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Reluctant Leadership

Reluctant Leadership
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
It’s only mid-March, and I’m already sick and tired of campaign rhetoric and the ridiculously low behavior of candidates for what’s supposed to be our nation’s highest office.
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One Thing

One Thing
Friday, March 11, 2016
“If there was one thing sports has taught me, it’s that everyone matters.”
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Designed and Delivered

Designed and Delivered
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The benefits of school sports do not occur by accident. They occur by design and by delivery.
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Participation in Perspective

Participation in Perspective
Friday, March 4, 2016
Our mission is to increase participation and to raise standards, including standards of eligibility, conduct and care.
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Predicting Success

Predicting Success
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Participation in high school sports, music and drama ... did more to shape my character and chart my life journey than any factor other than my parents.
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Adult Errors

Adult Errors
Friday, February 26, 2016
While the Executive Committee starts the consideration of every case with a bias toward helping the student, the Executive Committee does not accept as a blanket excuse, “It wasn’t the student’s fault.”
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Special Delivery

Special Delivery
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
If there is one month of the year that demonstrates the difference in the MHSAA today compared to a generation ago, it is February.
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Future Actions

Future Actions
Friday, February 19, 2016
There is so much more we could be doing to transform school sports for the 21st Century.
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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The transformational idea here – I don’t like it, but perhaps it’s unavoidable – is that the MHSAA must do more because of the reality that overburdened, under-resourced school personnel can only do less.
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Seal of Approval

Seal of Approval
Friday, February 12, 2016
Without getting into the policies and procedures, here is what the NFHS says about the philosophy of sanctioning interstate athletic events.
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The Rules We Use

The Rules We Use
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Every policy described in the current Handbook got there as a response to people wanting more rules or recommendations ...
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Rush to Ridicule

Rush to Ridicule
Friday, February 5, 2016
That’s the story. But it’s been mangled by most professional and social media which have rushed mindlessly to ridicule the athletic association.
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Where are the Adults?

Where are the Adults?
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Behind the glitz and glamor of major college athletics is a program without, it appears, any rudder but the pursuit of more revenue ...
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