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Tools of the Trade
November 17, 2014 - Issue 689
Curtailing Concussions
 The NFHS has finalized its position paper on minimizing the risk of concussions in high school football, which focuses on limiting the amount of contact during the season. Read the full story...
Military Honor
 During their first game this season, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball players are wearing special uniforms. On the back, in place of their own names, are the names of those who have died while serving their country. Read the full story...
Survey on Parents Released
 In Wisconsin, the state high school association helped coordinate a study on helicopter parents in athletics. Read the full story...
Hot Off the Press and Now Online

Featured E-Zine

The postseason issue of Coaching Management: Volleyball contains feature stories on:

  • How to use swing blocking
  • Preventing bullying to build a stronger team
  • Improving sleep habits to enhance athletic performance
  • and a Q&A with Laurie Creighton, Olympia (Wash.) High School

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Special Wish
 The Make-A-Wish Foundation gets a lot of requests, but this one was a little different. Ashley Aken asked to be a member of the Carolina Panthers athletic training staff for a day. Read the full story...
Changing Times
 After much thought, a Maryland high school football coach allows his players and coaches to use the N-word. Read the full story...
Higher Bottom-Line Synthetic Turf Profits
Higher Bottom-Line Synthetic Turf Profits  Norris Legue, the Guru of Glue(R), is a chemist and President of Synthetic Surfaces Inc. In about 1969, he invented the first urethane adhesive that was used successfully to install synthetic turf athletic fields. His company's new generation of NORDOT(R) Adhesives are used to install synthetic turf more often than any other adhesive. In this QA, Legue talks about adhesives.
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AD Issues Apology
 The Athletic Director at Florida A&M University apologized to fans and alumni for recent actions. Read the full story...
Setting them Up
 Bowling is set to become Alabama’s next sanctioned high school sport. Read the full story...
Planning Ahead
 Four NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams will play games in a hangar at Pearl Harbor in 2016. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Baseball/Softball Facilities  Spring may be a couple months away, but now is the perfect time to look ahead at replacing worn out baseball and softball gear and equipment.
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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:
VS Athletics
Wizard Sports Equipment
VP Buildings
Worldwide Sport Supply

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ATC Takes Lead
 An athletic trainer from Emerson College spearheaded the athletic department’s sponsorship of transgender awareness week. Read the full story...
Letter Jackets Make a Comeback
 North Dakota State University has revived its tradition of giving athletes letter jackets. Read the full story...
“Lady” Moniker Dropped
 At the University of Tennessee, all teams except for the women’s basketball squad will now be referred to as “Tennessee Volunteers.” Read the full story...
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