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Tools of the Trade
February 17, 2014 - Issue 650
Snapchat Okayed
 The NCAA has deemed that effective Aug. 1, Snapchat, a popular social media app, will join Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and text messaging as a permissible form of communication for recruiting purposes. Read the full story...
Mercy Rule Discussed
 In Oregon, coaches and administrators discuss the need for a mercy rule in high school basketball. Read the full story...
Athlete Suspended For Tweet
 Kent State University suspended one of its student-athletes for anti-gay tweets. Read the full story...
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Coach Shoved by Fan
 A high school wrestling coach was shoved by a fan after a match, and says he intends to press charges Read the full story...
Gold Standard
 Baylor University is going to sell its game-worn golden chrome helmets for $2,000 each as part of a fundraiser. Read the full story...
Company News
Volleyball Technology Trends  Nick Cusick is co-founder and CEO of sports equipment manufacturer Bison, Inc., headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. In this article, he lists the top innovations that have occurred with respect to volleyball net systems and related equipment during the past 30 years.
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Olympic Support
 It’s no secret that American athletes at the Sochi Games have access to the best sports medicine care in the world. In this blog, we profile athletic trainers working with the U.S. Women’s Hockey and U.S. Curling teams. Read the full story...
Does No Huddle Lead to Injuries?
 A heated debate is raging about the NCAA Football Rules Committee’s proposal to slow down hurry-up offenses for safety reasons. Read the full story...
Mental Prep
 At Ithaca College, a wrestler prepares mentally for his matches by solving a Rubik’s Cube beforehand. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Fundraising and Promotion  The keys to having a successful fundraiser include devoted volunteers, proper promotions, and the right product. The following companies can assist you in reaching your fundraising goals.
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Team Walks Out
 A girls’ high school basketball squad walked out on its head coach, alleging he was controlling and had a bad temper. Read the full story...
Going Social
 With a new coaching staff in place, Boise State University’s football program is changing its social media policies. Read the full story...
One and Done
 In New York City, a high school football coach has a strict policy in place: Bully a teammate over their sexual orientation, race, or religion, and you’re off the team. Read the full story...
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