New Jersey to continue state prep tournaments
New Jersey's high school sports governing body will keep its statewide tournaments and individual championships intact. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association had said some events might be discontinued due to a budget shortfall.
New Jersey's high school sports governing body will keep its statewide tournaments and individual championships intact.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association had said some events might be discontinued due to a budget shortfall.
But the NJSIAA yesterday adopted a $5.3 million budget for next year that maintains the events.
Executive director Steven Timko said the organization still faces a $638,000 budget shortfall - down from $900,000 after a salary freeze for NJSIAA employee salaries and elimination of some positions.
Board members are asking member schools to approve ticket-price increases that would, in turn, allow the NJSIAA to raise its postseason ticket prices to help address its deficit.
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* Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell has been suspended for three games by the NCAA for inappropriate conduct during a loss to St. John's in the Big East Tournament semifinals. McDonnell used foul language during an argument and made contact with at least two umpires.
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* Fabio Capello signed a contract to remain as England's coach until the 2012 European Championship. The agreement removes an escape clause that could have allowed him to leave after the World Cup.
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