March 23, 2009 - Issue 400

Beaten Twice  When Oakland’s McClymonds High School was having trouble coming up with the money to go to the state basketball championships last weekend, the team it had just beaten, Danville High, offered to help. But Danville was turned away once again. Read the full story...

NCAA Tourney Time  Accompanying the start of the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament were some interesting behind-the-scenes stories on preventing gambling, sexual harassment, marketing, and academics. Read the full story...

Over-Extended Athletes?  A bill introduced in Nebraska would allow the state’s high school athletes to play on both their high school team and club teams—in the same sport—during the same season. Read the full story...

Georgia Drops Signee  The University of Georgia football team didn’t hesitate to drop one of its newly signed star recruits last week after the recruit was suspended from his high school. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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Soccer Coach Charged  The girls’ soccer coach at this Massachusetts high school has been charged with raping a 14-year-old player and accused of having several inappropriate relationships with girls at the high school. Read the full story...

Back To The Mat  This wrestler from Edinboro University felt he had a lot to prove at last weekend’s NCAA championships. The University of Nebraska dismissed him and a teammate from the squad last year after scandalous photos of them surfaced on the Internet. Read the full story...

Hire Education  A Kentucky school district is considering a proposal that would give the superintendent responsibility for major coaching hires. Read the full story...

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Sexuality In Sport  Ithaca College may be known by most athletic administrators as a top NCAA Division III athletic program. Last week, it also became a safe haven for people to talk about sexuality and homophobia in sport when it hosted the Sport, Sexuality, & Culture Conference. John Amaechi was keynote speaker. Read the full story...

A Safe Athletic Training Room  One of the sessions at the Sport, Sexuality, & Culture Conference was on sports medicine professionals and LGBT Issues, in which a researcher presented her study on homophobia in the athletic training room. Read the full story...

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Super Facility  Super Bowl host cities must provide two practice facilities and Indianapolis only has one ready for its 2012 hosting duties. Indianapolis Public Schools is hoping to build a massive facility for the game that can also become a permanent part of Tech High School. Read the full story...

Blood Therapy  Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy made headlines following the Super Bowl, when it was revealed that two Pittsburgh Steelers players had used it. But what is PRP therapy? And how might it improve the treatment of chronic injuries like tennis elbow and knee tendonitis? Read the full story...

H.S. Steroids Testing Out?  Expensive high school steroids testing programs in New Jersey, Florida, Texas, and Illinois have turned up few positive results over the past several years, prompting many to wonder whether they’re worth it. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Last-Minute Delivery Saves Gym Floor  Twin Valley High School in Elverson, Pa., had a dedication ceremony for its new gym scheduled for late August. At the last minute, school administrators realized they had neglected to order a gym floor cover for the facility's new wood floor. They needed a quality cover at a reasonable price and they needed it immediately. They placed a call to CoverSports USA of Philadelphia. Read more...

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