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Study: Heart screenings for athletes largely ineffective

Fewer than one in five cases of sudden cardiac arrest among athletes would have been prevented with a heart screening, according to a new study. Re... more »

Marist College drops ‘Shooter’ as mascot name

Marist College's sports mascot is no longer known as "Shooter," a change made last month in light of mass shootings throughout the nation. The coll... more »

Poll: Should high school athletics have no-cut policies?

In October, Winning Hoops asked readers whether high school athletic programs should have no-cut policies. Some schools enforce no-cut policies as a w... more »

Texas increases pay for high school referees

Texas' athletic association is increasing pay for high school sports referees, an effort to combat the sharp decline in those interesting in officiati... more »

Texas could experiment with shot clock in high school basketball

Texas doesn't plan to mandate the use of a shot clock in high school basketball anytime soon, but it could allow its biggest schools to experiment wit... more »

Poll: How should HS coaches who illegally recruit be punished?

From time to time, high school coaches throughout the nation are suspended or fired after reports that they illegally recruited players from another s... more »

Report: Rick Pitino out at Louisville

Update: Louisville interim president Greg Postel said during a press conference on Wednesday that coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich w... more »

Wisconsin could reverse implementation of shot clock

Wisconsin coaches and athletic administrators appear to be having second thoughts about implementing a shot clock in high school basketball. Accord... more »

Tubby Smith offers three keys to program building

Memphis men's basketball coach Tubby Smith last weekend offered his keys to program building at a USA Basketball Coach Academy. Smith has coached h... more »

Poll: Are ‘misconduct warnings’ necessary for high school basketball?

High school basketball adopted a new rule that permits referees to stop the clock to give "misconduct warnings" to coaches and other bench personnel ... more »


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