March 9, 2009 - Issue 398
Tough Times, Tough Choices As the recession deepens, its debilitating effects are tattooing high school and collegiate athletic programs. Across the country, athletic departments, state associations, and regional conferences are coming up with different ways to withstand the blows hitting their bottom lines. Read the full story...
Seeking Change The former Chair of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, Gene Marsh penned an article for a law journal this month that outlines a few ways the association could improve its infractions work, while revealing some questionable practices the association has with committee members. Read the full story...
H.S. National Champs This April, we’ll see the first National High School Invitational, a tournament that event organizers envision as a potential first step toward the creation of a national high school championship in boys’ and girls’ basketball. We asked a panel of AthleticManagement.com contributors to weigh in on the idea. Read the full story...
Sideline Cheerleaders Waning At least one high school conference in Michigan has seen a major drop in the number of sideline cheerleading teams. Many students want to pursue their cheering with competitive teams recognized by the state association instead. Read the full story...
School First Brittney Griner, easily this year’s most talked-about high school girls’ basketball recruit, will attend only one all-star game she’s been invited to play in so that she doesn’t miss too much class time. Read the full story...
Bowl Bust? Though it came home with a win, Rutgers University lost more than $184,000 on its PapaJohns.com Bowl trip this past season. Travel expenses for the band, cheerleaders, and faculty and staff members put the school in the red. Read the full story...
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NCAA Alters D-I Regionals The regional qualifying format for the NCAA Division I outdoor track and field championships has seen a few tweaks in the six years since it was implemented. Now it’s facing some major adjustments. Read the full story...
H.S. Coach Suspended A Pennsylvania high school league says this girls’ basketball coach tried to recruit a player from another school, and has suspended her for a year. The coach plans to appeal to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Read the full story...
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Can’t Buy Football Western Washington University, which dropped its football program in January, has reportedly refused $1 million in pledged donations from an alumni group that wants to keep the sport going. Some alumni have said they will now stop donating to the school completely. Read the full story...
What’s On Your Resume? Wondering what it takes to break into the strength and conditioning coaching ranks at the NCAA Division I level? A recent study queried head strength and conditioning coaches to find out what they look for in a candidate. Read the full story...