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Tools of the Trade
March 31, 2014 - Issue 656
Changing of the Board?
 At meetings last week, the NCAA’s Steering Committee for Governance presented new ideas on how to revamp the organization’s governance structure. Read the full story...
Award Taken Back
 After a high school boys’ basketball player in New Hampshire tweeted an obscene message to rivals following a win, the state’s basketball coaches association took back his player of the year award. Read the full story...
Wrestling Counts Too
 Ohio State University Athletic Director Gene Smith received an $18,000 bonus thanks to one of his wrestlers winning a national championship. Read the full story...
Company News

Sport Fence’s System Puts Safety at the Forefront

Baseball and softball outfielders already know about the hazards of racing after long drives in hope of a spectacular catch. Unforgiving outfield fences can pose a major health risk to players who crash into them. Despite the presence of warning tracks, players often leap into fences from a dead run.

Fortunately, there is a way to protect players from the dangers of outfield fences. SportFence International, based near Denver, Colorado, has a patented breakaway system that keeps players safe as they roam the outfield. The outfield panels, which are made from PVC piping, are designed to break away from panel’s support feet upon impact from a player.

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Coach Faces Hazing Charges
 A Virginia high school football coach is facing charges of hazing and corporal punishment after allegedly forcing a player to carry and drag weights around the field as a punishment. Read the full story...
Unionizing Moves Ahead
 A regional office of the National Labor Relations Board has backed Northwestern University football players’ bid to unionize. Read the full story...
Company News
New Dr. Dish Shooting Machine  Dr. Dish provides the industry's best value in basketball shooting machines - safe, game like, high repetition, proven.
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A Pioneer Passes
 The athletic training community suffered a tragic loss earlier this month when longtime University of Texas athletic trainer Tina Bonci passed away from cancer at the age of 59. Read the full story...
Concussion Training Required
 A new Indiana law makes it the first state to require concussion education training for high school and youth football coaches. Read the full story...
Female Presence
 ESPN examines the growing population of female athletic trainers in professional sports. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Volleyball Facility/Equipment  Set the tone for volleyball success by providing your coaches and players with a court and equipment they can be proud of. For the latest and greatest in volleyball equipment offerings, check out these respected 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:
BSN Sports
Cabana Banners
California University of Pennsylvania CAL-U
Cardea

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Dropping Athletics
 Brigham Young University-Hawaii will phase out athletics over the next three years. Read the full story...
Traditionally Strong
 A look at a high school cross-country program with unique traditions. Read the full story...
New System Needed
 Randy Edsall, Head Football Coach at the University of Maryland, wants college football recruiting to change, and he has come up with several recommendations. Read the full story...
Brightening Fan Base
Brighten your fan base with Daktronics' long-lasting LED systems.
Gatorade G Series
G Series fuels your body before, during and after practice, training or competition.
Shamrock Farms
Shamrock Farms' Rockin' Refuel has a full line of products with natural protein to build and rebuild muscles.
Lower and Upper Body Exercise
VersaClimbing combines both lower and upper body exercise into one natural vertical climbing motion.
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