March 30, 2009 - Issue 401

Too Many Wins?  The winningest high school basketball coach in Ohio wants to coach next season, but so far the district has refused his requests to extend his contract. Read the full story...

Bus Safety  An ESPN investigation found that nearly one-third of NCAA Division I schools surveyed had contracted buses from companies that had not met all federal safety standards, including some that had a history of serious problems. Read the full story...

Students Support Coach  About 75 high school students marched one mile from their campus to the district administration building in protest of disciplinary action likely to be assessed to their head football and former baseball coach, who held illegal preseason practices earlier this school year. Read the full story...

Next In Line?  Designating an assistant coach as the school’s next head coach is a hot trend in college athletics. But is it a good idea? Read the full story...

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Cracking Down On Coaches  The Chicago Public Schools have issued a new set of guidelines for coaches to follow. Annual training is required and displays of temper are banned. Read the full story...

Cut, Fundraise, Or Other?  In reaction to slashed budgets, a lot of athletic departments were forced to make tough decisions last week. Others are still debating their options. Read the full story...

Two Sides  University of Oklahoma All-American Courtney Paris has said she’ll repay her scholarship if her women’s basketball team doesn’t win a national championship. Her declaration has been both praised and panned. Read the full story...

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Party Leads To Punishment  A Massachusetts senior track and field athlete has been suspended for 60 percent of his season and his mother has resigned from her position as an assistant coach on the team after an underage drinking party was held at their home. Read the full story...

Rutgers Women Seek Change  At Rutgers, new Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has a lot on his plate, including a challenge from Head Women’s Basketball Coach C. Vivian Stringer to promote her program better. Read the full story...

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Getting In The Game  The St. Paul Pioneer-Press concluded a four-part series examining the drop in high school athletic participation rates in Minnesota with a look at how to get more students involved in high school sports. Read the full story...

Net Gains  Having a solid strength and conditioning program for tennis can sometimes be overlooked. That’s not the case, however, at Xavier University, where the men’s tennis program is currently atop the Atlantic 10 conference standings. Read the full story...

Hires, Fires, And More  The Pac-10 chooses a new leader … Former NFL player will become Wisconsin-Milwaukee athletic director … Oregon names new athletic director, basketball coach … Beard to retire after 37 years. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Bison Delivers Adaptability and Portability  What do you do when your gymnasium has no floor sockets and your school has a volleyball team? Mike Rupcich faced this problem as Director of Events at Fresno State University. Read more...

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