Entries for May 2011


The higher the stakes and the greater the resulting tendency of some people to try to gain unfair competitive advantage, the greater the need for rules.

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Administrators of school sports need a good answer to this question that will be posed by some people after they have discovered that a student is ineligible or a contest is forfeited.

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In Michigan, schools make for themselves the rules which serve and support interscholastic athletics.  The rules cover hundreds of policies and procedures for administration of local programs.

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MHSAA membership is free of charge, and its postseason tournaments are without any entry fees.  All that’s required is a commitment to institutional control, that is, to apply the rules locally. 

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Student-athletes have always been the destination of MHSAA services; increasingly through these programs, they are also becoming the origination of many services.

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Posted in: Student Services

While they do their jobs best when they are least noticed, game and meet officials are one of the MHSAA’s core constituents. 

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Posted in: Officials

Most encouraging has been the number of our state’s fine medical centers that have stepped forward this spring to offer their expertise at free or reduced costs

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Posted in: Health & Safety

Many years ago when I was in school I learned that if I saved my money for something I wanted, I could obtain that thing; but if I spent my savings on other things, I wouldn’t be able to afford the thing I had been saving for.

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Posted in: Finance
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