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Tools of the Trade
May 19, 2014 - Issue 663
Lawmakers Step In
 A proposed bill would cut full-contact practice time for California high school football teams to 90 minutes a day. Read the full story...
Progress Report Released
 The NCAA has released its annual report on the academic progress of its student-athletes, with mixed news. Read the full story...
Coach Assaulted
 A Kentucky high school baseball coach was assaulted during a game by a player’s father. Read the full story...
Featured Column

Laundry System Thwarts Spread of Infection

Walla Walla Community College (WWCC), in Walla Walla, Wash., recently installed a new athletic laundry system engineered to thwart the spread of infection in the wash. The Sports Laundry System, which replaced a failing hard-mount washer and dryer, not only kills viruses and bacteria in the wash, it improves laundry productivity and eliminates over-drying and resulting damage to uniforms, according to Tim Toon, head volleyball coach and chair of the Physical Education Dept.

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High Profile Move
 Arizona State University has hired a senior vice president from the Dallas Cowboys to grow revenue for the Sun Devil program. Read the full story...
Pink Swings
 At Novi (Mich.) High School, players swing pink bats and wear special uniforms during its Fight Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser, held on Mother’s Day each year. Read the full story...
Protein’s Importance in Functional Recovery
Protein's Importance in Functional Recovery  It is widely accepted that athletes need carbohydrates to fuel their bodies and aid their recovery. Protein plays just as much of a role in recovery, but the importance is not as well understood. Of course, protein is considered a key nutrient for everyone, particularly all athletes, across all sports.
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High Schools Receive Grants
 CytoSport, one of the largest sports nutrition companies in the United States, has announced winners of its Muscle Milk Recovery grants. Read the full story...
Finalist Profile
 A look at one of our finalists for the Most Valuable Athletic Training Award: Glen “Larry” Cooper, Head Athletic Trainer at Penn Trafford High School in Harrison City, Pa. Read the full story...
Welcome Back
 A high school athletic director who collapsed at a game and had his life saved by two fans was honored at a ceremony put on by an opposing athletic director. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Nutrition  Fueling solutions for today's athletes. Muscle and performance development means focusing on an athlete's nutritional needs.
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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:
GymWipes
HawkGrips
Future Pro, Inc.
Gared Sports

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Coaches Investigated
 Rival Texas high school basketball coaches have been placed on leave while an investigation occurs into their roles in a fight between players that left one athlete dead. Read the full story...
Not a Record
 An Alabama high school track and field athlete alerted state officials after he was mistakenly given credit for setting a state record in the high jump. Read the full story...
Allegations of Assault
 At Williams College, some alumni are stepping down from their fundraising roles after a former student went public with her allegations of being sexually assaulted by a former ice hockey player. Read the full story...
Smarter Practices
Manage your players and your space with NetworKs from Airborne Athletics. NetworKs catches and collects volleyballs, so you don't waste valuable training time.
USA-Made Surface
Everlast with Nike Grind is a leader in sustainable sports surfacing and made in the USA.
Insurance Programs
K&K Insurance is a recognized leader of sports, leisure, and entertainment insurance products.
Modular Tiles
Mateflex's line of modular interlocking tiles for sports cover in-line hockey, aerobics, and gymnasium flooring, as well as entrance ways and pool decks.
Authoritative Source
Founded in 1897, MFMA is the authoritative source for technical and general information about maple flooring and related sports-flooring systems.
Quality Products
PowerMax supplies sports performance products to the USOC, US military, and many top US high school and collegiate programs.
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