March 16, 2009 - Issue 399

Athlete Competes With Felony Charge  A Michigan high school is under fire after it allowed one of its wrestlers, who was facing felony charges, to compete in—and help the team win—the state championship. Read the full story...

More Economic News  As schools struggle with the down economy, some are cutting sports, others are shortening seasons, and high school athletic directors in New Hampshire are getting creative with both short-term and long-term solutions. Read the full story...

Poor Sportsmanship Or Not?  Conflict over an Illinois high school boys’ basketball player being ejected from a game after two technical fouls—then reinstated by the Illinois High School Association without serving the required one-game suspension after an ejection—has created controversy in the state. Read the full story...

Tranghese Reflects On Career  The New York Times recently sat down for an in-depth interview with Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese, who is set to retire at the end of the school year. Read the full story...

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Confronting Fan Misbehavior  In Alabama, two schools are placed on restrictive probation. New laws in Oregon and Minnesota increase the penalty for assaulting sports officials. And a high school in Needham, Mass., has taken huge steps to stem negative behavior among its hockey fans. Read the full story...

Stepping Around The Rules  Current NBA player and former UCLA Bruin Kevin Love talks about the shady happenings that he experienced in the world of AAU basketball recruiting. Read the full story...

Silent Protest  One of the top men’s basketball players in America East was left off the coaches’ all-league team, apparently in protest of his immediate eligibility as a transfer. Read the full story...

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Target Market?  In the past eight years, the WNBA has embraced its lesbian fan base, marketing directly to the population segment, and some are calling for college conferences to do the same. Read the full story...

Administrators Arrested  In Indiana, a high school principal and district superintendent have been indicted because it is believed the two knew the head football coach who committed suicide last year was having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female student. Read the full story...

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Safety Bill Passes  The Kentucky senate has finally passed a high school athlete safety bill, which has been a big topic of discussion nationwide. Next school year, each practice and competition must have someone present who has completed a sports safety course. Read the full story...

All Eyes On Concussions  March is brain injury awareness month, which offers a great opportunity for athletic department staff to upgrade their understanding of concussions in sports. Read the full story...

More Safety News  An update on two wrongful death lawsuits following football player deaths … Washington state introduces a concussion safety bill … Colleges examine appropriate medical coverage for club and intramural sports. Read the full story...

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