Tag: Florida High School Athletic Association

Jim RosicaSeptember 28, 2016
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A Christian school in Tampa is suing the state’s high-school athletics oversight body over its ban on pre-game prayer broadcast over loudspeakers. Cambridge Christian School filed its suit Tuesday against the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) in federal court. The lawsuit says the association violated the school’s constitutional right to religious speech. The school says the FHSAA “refused to […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 5, 2015
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[Updated 12.9 with FHSAA response below] Jacksonville’s University Christian won its 2A state football title game last week, but Mayor Lenny Curry is concerned about more than the scoreboard. On Twitter on Friday and Saturday, he called the banning of the pregame prayer to be broadcast over loudspeakers before the game between University Christian and Tampa’s Cambridge […]

Guest AuthorDecember 16, 2013

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After looking closely at how student-athletes move from one school to another, the Florida High School Athletic Association has proposed a significant policy broadening student-athlete eligibility. It will be better for the student-athletes, better for the parents and — most important of all — better for the cause of sportsmanship and fair play. Over the […]

Jim RosicaApril 15, 2016
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Smaller private, charter and Christian schools in Florida say the state’s high-school athletics oversight body is preventing them from competing for state championships despite a new state law approved by Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. But a spokesman for the organization, the Florida High School Athletics Association, says they’re simply enforcing a policy that’s been on the […]

Jim RosicaMarch 7, 2016
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One of several bills aimed at overhauling the state’s oversight body for high school athletics was passed by the Florida House of Representatives on Monday. The House passed the measure (HB 31) by state Rep. Ross Spano, a Dover Republican, on a 109-0 vote. Its main provision is that it would allow private schools to join the Florida High School Athletic […]


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