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Tools of the Trade
February 24, 2014 - Issue 651
Student Slump
 Declining student attendance at major college football games is becoming a concern for athletic directors. Read the full story...
Dolphins Fire Athletic Trainer
 The Miami Dolphins fired their head athletic trainer and assistant coach in the wake of a 144-page report into bullying that included an assistant athletic trainer as a target. Read the full story...
Cold Shoulder to Icing
 A number of sports medicine professionals are debating the efficacy of ice as a treatment tool, with some arguing it delays healing. Read the full story...
Featured E-zine

GearBoss by Wenger

This electronic publication highlights the GearBoss family of products for athletic departments—from athletic team lockers to specialized storage and transport solutions.



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Buyout Battle
 The University of Alabama claims former assistant football coach Mike Groh owes the school a $57,000 buyout fee after leaving to take an NFL coaching job in 2013. Read the full story...
Team Barred From Playoffs
 An Illinois girls’ high school basketball team and its head coach were suspended from the playoffs following rules violations Read the full story...
Case Study
New Surface Floors UTEP  When it comes to making changes at the University of Texas at El Paso's Don Haskins Center---named for the legendary basketball coach whose 1966 national championship-winning team was the inspiration behind the film Glory Road---there is a lot of history to consider. Fortunately, the longstanding relationship between UTEP and Robbins Sports Surfaces made the recent selection and installation of the Bio- Channel Classic surface an easy and positive process.
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Good Eye
 A new study suggests a visual training program can improve baseball performance. Read the full story...
Agent Troubles
 An Oregon State baseball player is waiting to see if he will be cleared by the NCAA after the Philadelphia Phillies reportedly informed the NCAA he used an agent during contract negotiations. Read the full story...
NFHS Addresses Targeting
 The NFHS has adopted new football rules defining and penalizing targeted hits above the shoulder in an effort to minimize the risk of injury. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Gym Components  Feel like your gym is missing something? Check out how these innovative products may help you fill the void.
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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:
Armacell
Astroturf
AlterG, Inc.
American Public University System

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Slowing the Slow Down
 The chairman of the NCAA Football Rules Committee supports waiting for hard safety data before implementing a proposal that could slow down fast-paced offenses. Read the full story...
Wrapped in Controversy
 A high school baseball coach’s company built a new turf infield at no cost to the school, but the move has landed the principal in hot water. Read the full story...
Conference Push
 The Atlantic 10 Conference is promoting itself with an aggressive ad campaign, which includes a “microsite.” Read the full story...
Pilates Innovator
Balanced Body, Inc. has provided innovation in Pilates equipment since 1976.
Committed to Quality
Dymatize Nutrition is an industry leader, supplying the high-quality nutritional supplements to millions of fitness enthusiasts and athletes around the world.
Ultimate Resource
Global Bodyweight Training is the ultimate resource for the bodyweight athlete with equipment, videos, and apparel.
Aids for All
SPRI offers training and conditioning for everyone - from student to professional athletes.
Build Strong Athletes
Train your athletes before the games begin with Rogers Athletic strength-training equipment.
Unique Tool
Shockbox is a simple, wireless impact sensor that alerts athletic trainers when a hit is too hard and when to check out players.
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