Student Well-Being

How a High School Football Team Adjusts for Ramadan

By Bryan Toporek — August 15, 2011 1 min read

What do you do when 90 percent of your school’s population can’t eat or drink anything before sunset and after sunrise for an entire month? For a high school football team in Dearborn, Mich., the answer comes in the form of midnight practices.

Fordson High School’s football team has started its second straight year of two-a-days—going from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.—because a majority of the players are observing Ramadan, according to the

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.