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Tools of the Trade
November 3, 2014 - Issue 687
Pac-12 To Offer More
 Along with guaranteeing four-year scholarships, the Pac-12’s new reform package includes better representation for student-athletes at conference meetings and coverage of post-college medical expenses. Read the full story...
Rivals Unite
 It takes a lot to put aside six years of intense rivalry, but Ohio’s Springboro and Franklin High Schools did just that in coming together for a bigger cause: generating awareness and funding for clean water wells in Africa. Read the full story...
Talking It Out
 The Athletic Director at Ole Miss invited a fan who sent him an angry tweet to meet face-to-face. Read the full story...
Featured Issue

Hot Off The Press and Now Online

The November 2014 issue of Training & Conditioning includes feature articles on:

  • How the Washington Redskins use trigger point dry needling

  • 3 case studies on athletes overcoming dietary hurdles

  • A roundtable discussion on total performance programs

  • What it’s like to be an outreach athletic trainer in a rural area

  • The Florida State University softball offseason strength program

  • And a profile of our Comeback Athlete, Deontae Cooper, University of Washington.

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Athlete Suicide: A Year Later
 The New York Times revisits the suicide of a high school athlete who had been diagnosed with a concussion one month earlier. Read the full story...
Come Back for Football
 At Kansas State, football coach Bill Snyder and Athletics Director John Currie are going to pay to open up resident halls early following Thanksgiving break so students can go to the final home game of the season. Read the full story...
Coach Certification, Classroom Style
Coach Certification, Classroom Style  Human Kinetics Coach Education is the exclusive provider of coaching education in West Virginia. The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission (WVSSAC) accepts Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and the WVSSAC by-laws courses as meeting its requirements. But unlike most organizations, WVSSAC only accepts courses that are taught in the classroom by certified instructors. In-person instruction is key to the learning experience, according to WVSSAC executive director Kelly Geddis.
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Coaches Respond
 Changes to Iowa’s football postseason have some high school coaches upset. Read the full story...
Focus on Graduation
 The University System of Maryland voted to withhold bonuses from NCAA Division I coaches if less than half their players are on track to graduate. Read the full story...
Bonding Through Tragedy
 Since the shooting last week at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, opponent Oak Harbor has offered its support. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Facility Solutions  Just because the wood on your basketball court is hard, it doesn't mean finding quality equipment for your facility should be. Check out these facility solutions from top 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:
Synthetic Surfaces Inc.
Wenger Corporation

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Falling Through the Cracks
 Up to 14.5 percent of youth and high school athletes might experience undiagnosed concussions, according to a new study. Read the full story...
No Need for the Mail
 Utica College’s ice hockey team threw a party for its season-ticket holders, with fans picking up tickets directly from the athletes. Read the full story...
Improper Mascot Usage?
 In Pennsylvania, a posting on SnapChat of a football player wearing the head of the school mascot in the locker room has led to two players being removed from the team. Read the full story...
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Continued Research Development
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