TIME TO START MARCHING – With fall tournaments completed, winter sports move into the limelight. Girls Competitive Cheer, Girls Gymnastics, Ice Hockey and Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving and Bowling have already conducted competition. This week, Girls Basketball and Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving get underway. Next week, Boys Basketball, Skiing and Wrestling contests can start.
CHECK OUT JACK ROBERTS' BLOG-- MHSAA Executive Director John E. "Jack" Roberts is the only executive director of a state high school athletic association in the country to blog on a regular basis, and he posts entries on our website every Tuesday and Friday throughout the year with his thoughts about high school sports.
Here are Jack’s entries from last week:
Football Week In Michigan – “About one year ago, Greg (Hammaren) observed that his network and most other well-known names in live cable or over-the-air video sports production were abandoning the high school level. He felt that FOX Sports Detroit should not join that trend. But he had to convince the parent company in southern California that we were valued by Michigan’s consumers and advertisers. He has done just that.”
Seeking Input On Seeding – “Seeding is a part of some levels of some Michigan High School Athletic Association tournaments, but no part of any level of MHSAA tournaments for other sports. The decisions are made sport-by-sport and level-by-level after sufficient understanding of a specific plan and broad support.”
You can follow Jack's blog through the home page of the MHSAA Website, or go directly to the blog's archive page by clicking here.
HEAD TO THE MEDIA INFORMATION PAGE - The number of calls we get weekly from media members looking for information could be saved by just clicking on the Media Information page of the MHSAA Website. It is the jumping-off point for everything from credentials to tournament information specifically for the media. You an also make a quick jump to key information by going to the black box at the bottom of many pages of the MHSAA Website.
Here's a list of important links that will also help you find media information from the MHSAA:
Credentials For Finals Events
General Media Information
Tournament Information For Media
Finals Press Notes
Scores & Schedules
Second Half-The Stories Behind The Scores
MultiMedia (Broadcast) Regulations & Forms
Public Service Announcement Scripts & Downloads
MHSAA Graphics (Logos & Staff Photos)
MHSAA.TV Website (Video)
MHSAA Network Website (Audio)
Jack Roberts' Blog
This Week In High School Sports - Weekly Audio Podcast
Sports Participation Listing
MHSAA Network Information
Additional Media Resources (Images & Videos)
MHSAA Facebook Page
MHSAA On Twitter
MHSAA YouTube Channel
Geoff Kimmerly, MHSAA Media & Content Coordinator
John Johnson, MHSAA Director of Broadcast Properties