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Competitive pressure makes ‘choking’ more likely

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Unless monetary reward is involved, competition may adversely affect performance of employees. Is the same true for students?

Football participation down in Chicago suburbs

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High school football participation is down. Research that shows the sport leads to higher concussion and lower mental functioning is to blame.

Citing safety, Centennial disbands varsity football

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Centennial HS in Ellicott City, Md., doesn't have enough varsity football players this fall to field a complete team and still attend to the safety of players.

Calif. baseball player: ‘Coach illegally benched me’

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A former h.s. baseball player is suing his coach in Calif., claiming the coach benched him only because he didn't do a fundraiser for the team.

Lawsuit claims artificial turf is carcinogenic

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A parent group is suing the San Diego school district for installing artificial turf at elementary schools. The group says it causes cancer.

Football & band at a flood-soaked La. school

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Despite massive flooding in Louisiana 2 weeks ago, football continues. One town, with 90% of its buildings destroyed, will host a home game.

Baltimore City may raise bar for student-athletes

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Baltimore City student-athletes may have a specific GPA requirement in order to maintain eligibility for sports. It's about time.

Extracurricular participation up for 27th year

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The annual high school sports and activity participation survey has been released, and it shows steady participation in football, overall growth.

NFL said to ignore physics in Deflategate

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Super Bowl 50 is today. How does the NFL get along with real science, civility, and parenting in the 21st century?

2, 4, 6, 8: Not everyone gets to participate

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College marching bands and cheerleading squads don't always get to go to bowl games, given logistical and financial challenges.