tssaa http://wmot.org en Will Tenn. Schools Feel Impact of New Fed. Sports Regulations? http://wmot.org/post/will-tenn-schools-feel-impact-new-fed-sports-regulations <p>WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association says the state’s school systems will feel little impact from new federal guidelines requiring equal access for students with disabilities.</p><p>The Education Department announced Friday that students with disabilities must be given a chance to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues.</p><p>The order is reminiscent of the Title&nbsp;IX expansion four decades ago of athletic opportunities for girls and women and could bring sweeping changes to school budgets and locker rooms for years to come.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:52:39 +0000 AP/WMOT 20204 at http://wmot.org Will Tenn. Schools Feel Impact of New Fed. Sports Regulations? Home-Schooled Athletes Getting Mixed Reception http://wmot.org/post/home-schooled-athletes-getting-mixed-reception <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">FRANKLIN, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The Williamson County School Board has voted against allowing home-schooled students to participate in sports on high school teams.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:43:11 +0000 AP/WMOT 12260 at http://wmot.org Ruth. County Hosts 4200 Athletes for Spring Fling http://wmot.org/post/ruth-county-hosts-4200-athletes-spring-fling <p>MUFREESBORO, Tenn (Nelson)&nbsp; -- Thousands of student athletes from across the state have converged&nbsp;on Rutherford County for the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association&rsquo;s 2012 Spring Fling sponsored by&nbsp;Blue Cross.</p><p>Spring Fling is Tennessee&rsquo;s annual high school sports tournament and this is the sixth year it&rsquo;s been held in Rutherford County.</p><p>TSSAA&rsquo;s Matthew Gillespie tells WMOT news,&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 16:55:09 +0000 Tyann Nelson 11210 at http://wmot.org Tournament at MTSU Nets County $3 Million http://wmot.org/post/tournament-mtsu-nets-county-3-million <p>MUFREESBORO, Tenn&nbsp;(WMOT)&nbsp; -- &nbsp;The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce says 60,000 high-school athletes and their supporters have visited Middle Tennessee in recent days.&nbsp; They&#39;re here for the state high-school basketball championships currently underway in Murfreesboro.</p><p>The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is holding its annual tournament on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.&nbsp; The girls championship was held last week. This week the boy&rsquo;s teams are in town for their tournament.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:25:23 +0000 Mike Osborne 8586 at http://wmot.org TSSAA Basketball Championship Games Underway http://wmot.org/post/tssaa-basketball-championship-games-underway <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn.&nbsp;(WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp;Alcoa and Marshall County&nbsp;took the court Wednesday morning&nbsp;in Murfreesboro&nbsp;for the first game of the&nbsp;Tennessee high-school boys basketball championships.</p><p>An estimated 30,000 student athletes and their supporters are in Middle Tennessee this week for the annual Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association tournament. &nbsp;The games are&nbsp;being held at Murphy Center on the Middle Tennessee State&nbsp;University&nbsp;campus.</p><p>Kendra Tate drove over from East Tennessee to see her son Trey play for Alcoa.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:37:04 +0000 Mike Osborne 8472 at http://wmot.org TSSAA Basketball Championship Games Underway