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Tools of the Trade
January 19, 2015 - Issue 697
Behind the Scenes
 A look at the social media tactics of Ohio State University and the University of Oregon during the big game. Read the full story...
Tales From a Blowout
 After a Pennsylvania girls’ high school basketball team won a game by 112 points, the players took to Twitter to apologize. Read the full story...
Progressive Program
 A new pilot program at the University of Michigan called “Athletes Connected” aims to help student-athletes with mental health issues. Read the full story...
OPTP Digital Catalog

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OPTP’s digital catalog features physical therapy and fitness products, as well as books and DVDs to keep you on the cutting edge of your profession.

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Give Me an “M”
 Idaho high schools are seeing an increase in male cheerleaders. Read the full story...
Stat Heads
 Students at Duke University, in conjunction with the athletic department, are building an interactive statistical database application for its men’s basketball fans. Read the full story...
Simplify Net Storage

Simplify Net Storage  Spalding's NEW Volleyball Net Winder horizontally winds multiple volleyball nets for storage along with net antenna and volleyballs.
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Unique Approach
 A basketball coach turned down job offers from colleges to coach at the high school level, and he’s bolstered his squad by treating it like a small college program. Read the full story...
Funding Site Questioned
 The NCAA has sent several cease-and-desist letters to the owner of a crowdfunding site that provides money to college athletes when they graduate. Read the full story...
Snow Decisions
 When schools are closed due to inclement weather, athletic directors in Ohio are left to decide whether to continue with after-school activities. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Track Facility and Equipment  Get your athletes on the right track with quality equipment and facility solutions from these recognized 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:

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Shrinking Rosters
 Pennsylvania is facing a shortage of girls’ basketball players. Read the full story...
Back in the Game
 Villa Maria College will reintroduce intercollegiate athletics after not offering them since the mid-1990s. Read the full story...
Adding In Nutrition
 A high school strength coach has implemented a 3-2-1 nutrition plan for his athletes that makes eating right easy. Read the full story...
Simplify the Process
ArbiterSports helps athletic departments and sports leagues simplify the process of managing athletic events, assigning officials, paying workers, and informing participants.
Brightening Fan Base
Brighten your fan base with Daktronics' long-lasting LED systems.
Sixty Years of Quality
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Neoprene Supports
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Leading Provider
Sports Health is a leading provider of sports medicine supplies and equipment to schools, universities, and professional sports teams across the United States.
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