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Tools of the Trade
March 24, 2014 - Issue 655
Coach Wins Lawsuit
 A former associate golf coach at the University of Minnesota was awarded more than $300,000 in a lawsuit against the school in which she claimed she lost her job after it was discovered that she was a lesbian. Read the full story...
Going Independent
 “Independent athletes” are a growing trend in some school districts. Read the full story...
Last Minute Save
 A look at how the University of the District of Columbia managed to keep its athletic department. Read the full story...
Featured E-zine

Deep Threat: Rise of the Stretch Four

With March Madness now in full swing, check out how top basketball coaches—including Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan and Creighton’s Greg McDermott—are getting more out of the power forward position.

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Legislators Step In
 An Illinois state senator recently introduced a bill to the state education committee that would require all high school athletic directors, head coaches, and assistant coaches to complete an online concussion certification program. Read the full story...
Talking Value
 Weber State University held it’s sixth annual “Deliberative Democracy Day,” where students and administrators discussed the value of college sports. Read the full story...
Case Study
It All Starts with the Feet  In past issues we have talked about how important it is for athletes to maintain a strong core. After all, a strong core is tantamount to keeping the whole body healthy - especially the extremities, which obviously take a pounding because of the repetitive nature of an athlete's motion.
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ACL Studies Take Center Stage
 A look at new research on ACL tears and reconstruction techniques. Read the full story...
Better Testing
 A new testing strategy for performance-enhancing drugs has been found to be 1,000 times more effective those currently used. Read the full story...
No Link to Cognition
 A new study found no link between years of play and decline in neurocognitive abilities in high school football players. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Indoor Surfaces and Covers  Check out the latest and greatest indoor surfacing and cover options from the industry's leading manufacturers.
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Online Buyer's Guide
Our online Buyer's Guide features a customized pages for companies advertising in our 2014 Buyer's Guide, including interactive links, product images, and more detailed product listings. Here are links to four companies featured in our Guide:
Blazer Manufacturing Company
Borroughs Corporation
BraceSox The Original
C.H.E.K. Institute

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Coach Steps Down After Tweets
 An African-American boys’ basketball coach has stepped down after his students tweeted racist messages at the team that eliminated his from the playoffs. Read the full story...
College to High School
 Franklin & Marshall’s athletic department took time to teach leadership to high school athletes during a special program. Read the full story...
That Stings
 A high school volleyball assistant coach allegedly asked students to take part in a drug sting. The students were nearly arrested and are suing the district. Read the full story...
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