Perspective: Football Rules Revisited

Perspective: Football Rules Revisited
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A number of new football rules were introduced during last week's season openers around the state.  In this week's MHSAA Perspective, we explain those regulations taking effect this fall.
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Highlight Reel: East Lansing's Faymous Tyra

Highlight Reel: East Lansing's Faymous Tyra
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
East Lansing's Faymous Tyra helped the Trojans light up the Haslett scoreboard quickly in Friday's season opener by taking the first kickoff of 2012 back to the Vikings' 2-yard line. See that clip here -- and help us show everyone your favorite highlights from any spor...
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Watch MHSAA Football Here

Watch MHSAA Football Here
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Schools all over Michigan are again broadcasting athletic events for MHSAA.tv, and there's plenty of note from the football season's opening week. Here's what's on, plus links to MHSAA Football Friday Overtime on Fox Sports Detroit and the Comcast/Xfinity game this wee...
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Summer Safety

Summer Safety
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Some critics may focus on what they can’t do in the summer; but clearly, there’s much they can do, and it’s all designed to help players improve and excel in a safe environment.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 27, 2012
Two months from now, the majority of successes and failures from the opening weekend of high school football won't have made or broken most of the more than 600 teams playing in the MHSAA this fall.  But players, coaches and fans all over the state will still b...
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Thanks, Mr. Woodley (Saginaw News)

Thanks, Mr. Woodley (Saginaw News)
Friday, August 24, 2012
LaMarr Woodley was a football star at Saginaw High long before he went on to the University of Michigan and now the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's given students in his hometown the same opportunity for accomplishment without the cost they would've otherwise incurred this ...
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A Legacy Begins in Greenville

A Legacy Begins in Greenville
Friday, August 24, 2012
Curtis Heppe has no idea what to expect, but a few guesses and a dream or two of how it will feel tonight to lead his teammates into Greenville's Legacy Field for the first time. “It’s going to be electric, for sure. It’s a new vibe. It’s high-te...
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Monkey Business

Monkey Business
Friday, August 24, 2012
The most important thing about a story, and about a person, is what you don’t know, which gets to the heart of the weakness of much of modern media.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 1

A Game for Every Fan: Week 1
Thursday, August 23, 2012
It matters not where you live in this state; there's a high school football game worth watching only a short drive away. Here's a look at some of the best this opening weekend, broken down into seven regions covering the Lower and Upper Peninsulas.
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Changing Culture

Changing Culture
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I have been convicted to think more about programs under our watch . . . and to think about how local school sports programs can be involved in improving the safe culture of our schools.
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Records Report: Rams Star Tops in G-Lax

Records Report: Rams Star Tops in G-Lax
Friday, August 17, 2012
Rockford grad Andi Raymond is the most prolific scorer in the young history of MHSAA girls lacrosse, with her accomplishments from 2007-10 now entered into the MHSAA record books. Check out the highlights from the latest additions for her sport, as well as softball, wr...
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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment
Friday, August 17, 2012
Any system that allows such lavish expenditures on the sports program and its personalities the way it is allowed in NCAA Division 1 football and basketball will continue to have serious problems . . .
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Changing of the Capital Guard

Changing of the Capital Guard
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Who would I pick to coach a Lansing area boys basketball Dream Team? Sportswriters get a lot of questions like that, from radio hosts or fans, or roommates who grew up nearby. To not offend the other coaching friends I’d made in my decade-plus in Lansing, I kept ...
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What We Do

What We Do
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
That person will usually be incredulous when we respond (to a suggestion) that the project or problem is beyond the authority of the MHSAA or beyond the capacity of the MHSAA’s resources.
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Heads and Heat

Heads and Heat
Friday, August 10, 2012
We are engaged in very serious discussions. They’re not only complicated, with unintended negative consequences possible . . . they’re also a matter of life and death.
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Sportsmanship and Success in Soccer

Sportsmanship and Success in Soccer
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
"It seems to me the more a culture of sportsmanship and fair play is established, the more likely any team is to demonstrate the consistency needed for success."
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Safety First

Safety First
Friday, August 3, 2012
Similar patterns can be found in many other sports as technological advancements have taken participants to extremes their physical bodies were unprepared or unsuited for.
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Gift of Sports (The Dowagiac Daily News)

Gift of Sports (The Dowagiac Daily News)
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A $9,000 donation by a concerned community member was matched by others throughout Cassopolis to wipe out sports participation fees for this school year.
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'If you want it, go get it.'

'If you want it, go get it.'
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Annette Babers has lived on both sides of that message, as both the pursuer and achiever. And she explained how today's high school players can do the same last week in speaking to more than 200 athletes, parents and coaches attending the MHSAA's Reaching Higher girls...
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Fall 2012 Kicks Off Monday

Fall 2012 Kicks Off Monday
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The 2012-13 Fall sports season officially begins next week, when approximately 110,000 student-athletes begin practice in eight sports in which Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments. Here's a list of new rules and dates to keep handy ...
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