Tags: Interscholastic Athletics

The Real Cost of Diversifying College Rosters

AMHERST, Mass. — Kaetu Wleh, who emigrated from Liberia to Boston with his mother as a newborn, never had a favorite sport growing up. But six years ago, as a middle school student, he took a chance on an after-school program called SquashBusters, which is financed by donations and provides students from challenged communities with…

Gene Pingatore, ‘Hoop Dreams’ Documentary Coach, Dies at 82

Gene Pingatore, the winningest boys’ high school basketball coach in Illinois history who was best known for appearing in the acclaimed 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams,” died on June 26 at his home in Westchester, Ill. He was 82. The death was announced by St. Joseph High School, where he had coached for 50 years and…

New Jersey Unveils New Limits on High School Football Practices

Facing a significant decline in the number of students playing high school football, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association on Wednesday adopted new guidelines to sharply reduce the amount of contact allowed in practices and, in doing so, address concerns about player safety. The new rules, which the association said were the most restrictive…