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More cutbacks in athletics funding

Colleague Emma Brown on the Local staff had a story Sunday on another grass-roots group lamenting cutbacks in school-sponsored sports programs and physical education classes. Up2Us sampled 23 school districts , ranging from urban to rural, from across the country...

By Alan Goldenbach  |  October 27, 2009; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Banner Decision?

Few issues fascinate me more than the intersection of sports and faith, simply because each elicit such passion, which makes for interesting stories. When these two are paired at the public scholastic level, however, the result is often flammable. Such...

By Alan Goldenbach  |  October 6, 2009; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  National issues , The Next Generation  
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Ky. football coach acquitted in player's death

After more than two weeks of testimony, a Louisville jury needed to deliberate just 90 minutes before acquitting former high school football coach David Jason Stinson on all charges in the heat-related death of one of his players following a...

By Alan Goldenbach  |  September 18, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Must-See TV About Concussions

Don’t mean to scare anyone, but if you haven’t had a chance to check out the latest episode of "Real Sports" on HBO, do yourself – and a young athlete you may know – a big favor and watch it....

By Alan Goldenbach  |  September 16, 2009; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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High School Sports: More Popular Than Ever

According to its data from the 2008-09 school year, the National Federation of State High School Associations said participation in high school sports, both among boys and girls, increased to a new high – the 20th consecutive year that number...

By Alan Goldenbach  |  September 15, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Welcome to The Next Generation

Youth sports are no longer just about two kids going outside to play catch or shoot some hoops. In some respects, they are as structured and competitive as the professional and college levels. Regardless, no outlet of competitive sports in...

By Alan Goldenbach  |  September 3, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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