As the boys state hockey tournament skates into the Xcel Energy Center, it’s another showdown in St. Paul that some high school athletes are fighting to win. Lawmakers are wondering if some students and their parents are going too far to gain a competitive edge.
At the Cherokee Tavern in West St. Paul, four fantasy football leagues conducted their drafts. “I’m very excited,” said J.J. Kurtz of Lakeville. “I got the Bears defense.” Over the year, 36 million people will play fantasy sports. That’s up from nine million in 2005. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), a player spends three hours per week managing a team and spends $467.60.
The CBS competition series is back for its 23rd installment, with 11 new teams embarking on a race around the world for a chance at winning $1 million.
Nearly 100 Minnesota high school athletic directors gathered on Tuesday to listen to guest speakers help teach them about leadership, organization, and most importantly about getting the right coaches for the right kids. “To take the principals, the concepts, the legal issues, and the coaching issues and leadership issues and apply them to the schools they’re at,” Ted Schultz said.