Entries for August 2018

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It was ten years ago Wednesday (Aug. 29) that the MHSAA began its current television network efforts by broadcasting a season-opening football game pitting local rivals in small-town setting.

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The MHSAA Network gets started for the 2018-19 school year this week, with live streaming football on MHSAA.tv and the return of audio programming at MHSAANetwork.com.

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Two sports repeated in setting postseason attendance records during the 2017-18 school year, as 1,390,590 total fans attended Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason competitions for which attendance is recorded.

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Concussions are down, according to data compiled by the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its third year of collecting head injury reports from member high schools. The work is not done – but this year’s data reinforces trends that emerged during the first two years of reporting and will assist the MHSAA as it explores solutions to continue reducing the incidence of head injuries in school sports.

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More than 100,000 student-athletes will begin practices next week in nine sports in which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments, signaling the beginning of the 2018-19 Fall sports season.

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Brent Rice, who has served as administrative director and chief of instruction for the prestigious Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School in Florida during nearly two decades of service has been named to an assistant director’s position for the Michigan High School Athletic Association, effective August 13.

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