Eight-Player Football

Friday, April 16, 2010
There will not be an eight-player division of the MHSAA Football Playoffs in 2010 . . .  there were not enough firm commitments for the 2010 season by the April 1 deadline . . .
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Constitutional Catch-Up

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
For the first time since 1998, MHSAA member schools are voting to amend the MHSAA Constitution.
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Head Trauma

Friday, April 9, 2010
Attention to participant safety is ongoing in school sports; and once again the emphasis is on head injuries.
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Spring Sports Practice

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Cold weather and crowded gyms are customary during the first weeks of practice for Michigan schools as they press to get spring sports underway.
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Class Actions

Friday, April 2, 2010
The classification process for MHSAA tournaments for the 2010-11 school year is completed.
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Pre-Participation Physicals

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
There are movements within this state and across the country to encourage more comprehensive pre-participation screening of student-athletes involving complete medical histories and more inclusive and mandated forms. 
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Scholar-Athletes

Friday, March 26, 2010
One of the core values of school sports is that the interscholastic athletic program must do as much as possible to enhance and as little as possible to frustrate the educational mission of sponsoring schools.
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An Exemplary Athletic Program

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
On Sunday during the annual conference of the MIAAA, I was privileged to participate in honoring Pontiac Notre Dame Prep as the sole 2009-10 recipient of the Exemplary Athletic Program Award.
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“Non-Traditional” Tournament Structure

Friday, March 19, 2010
As the 2010 Girls Basketball Tournament enters its final week and Boys Basketball Regionals are being contested, it’s a good time to report that a different format for District tournaments is being discussed. 
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Seeking Solutions for Michigan’s Future

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
A mere decade into the 21st century, Michigan has dropped off an economic cliff.  One of every two jobs lost in the United States during the past decade was lost in Michigan . . .
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Lights, Cameras, Action

Friday, March 12, 2010
Operating under the radar . . . is an MHSAA initiative creating full- and part-time jobs across the state as well as hands-on learning opportunities in the “movie biz” for high school students in Michigan.
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Seeding

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
There is nothing wrong educationally with conducting MHSAA tournaments without seeding, nor are there any education-based reasons that compel tournament seeding . . .
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Investing in Sports

Friday, March 5, 2010
In this day of tight finances and fierce competition for students . . . Michigan public school districts might be as well served to expand the breadth and depth of their interscholastic athletic offerings.
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Hinges of History

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Those who are serious about facilitating a turnaround in Michigan must face up to the problems of our major cities and turn around the policies that helped cause those problems . . .
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Why Bother With Student Activities?

Friday, February 26, 2010
Why is it important that schools provide student activities programs like interscholastic athletics?  It’s likely many people are raising this question . . .
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Sharing Information

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
My counterparts in other states have been surprised to learn that I maintain a blog on the MHSAA website, with fresh entries twice each week, which I actually write myself. 
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It's the Law

Friday, February 19, 2010
Everybody involved in school sports . . . should keep great distance from any pill, injection, salve or nutritional supplement that is promoted to enhance athletic performance, if for no other reason than it’s the law.
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League Leadership

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Tomorrow, for the 25th consecutive year, the MHSAA is inviting the leadership of high school leagues and conferences across Michigan to gather. 
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Haiti Perspectives

Friday, February 12, 2010
. . . as disasters always do, this latest one reminds us of how relatively unimportant school sports are.  Sometimes we behave like sports is life and death.  Of course, it is not. 
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Joining the Conversation

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
It became apparent that there is not only a desire but a need for influential organizations to participate in the once strictly personal arena of social networking.
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