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A previous blog, “Softball Steps Back” (Sept. 1, 2009), reported that the national softball playing rules will move the pitching rubber from 40 to 43 feet from home plate for varsity competition after Jan. 1, 2011.

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Posted in: Softball
04

Results of the 2009 Update Meeting Opinion Poll indicate attendees prefer the status quo over any “tweaks” in basketball seasons, but prefer a later start for spring sports.

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It has been an interesting autumn for observing sports officials and the criticism they too often receive.

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Nothing has discouraged me more than football scheduling problems blamed on the Football Playoffs.  What was heralded by coaches and administrators alike as the solution to assuring all deserving teams would qualify for the playoffs is now being cited for exacerbating scheduling problems.

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Posted in: Football
24

At the end of an overcast day, the sun slipped beneath the clouds and into Lake Michigan, leaving behind the electric pink and rouge tips of dark clouds and their reflection on the waves of even darker water.

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Posted in: Leadership
20

Increasing numbers of schools are having increasing difficulties completing varsity football schedules, citing the unwillingness of schools with similar enrollments within reasonable travel distances . . .

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Posted in: Football
17

Times were that the appearance of several foreign exchange students on the roster of a Michigan high school team created controversy and hard feelings.

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Posted in: Foreign Exchange
13

Here, from Muskegon-based Education Action Group in late August, is a different route to the same opinion we have about participation fees – so-called “pay-for-play.”

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Posted in: Finance
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