April 6, 2009 - Issue 402

Second Chance At A Hire  University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart talks about how the hiring process for new Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari differed from that of predecessor Billy Gillispie. Read the full story...

N.C. Athlete Deaths  In light of five student-athlete deaths at North Carolina high schools this school year, the state’s athletic directors recently attended a workshop on handling catastrophic events. Read the full story...

Big Money  Last week, Ohio State University signed a new media rights agreement with IMG that will pay the school $110 million over 10 years. It’s the largest per-year deal in college sports, but not the largest dollar amount. Read the full story...

Athletic Director Of The Year  On Friday, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education selected its 2009 National Athletic Director of the Year award. Check out our profiles of each regional finalist, and our report on the winner. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Football Facility  As the school year winds down, now is the perfect time to start planning for improving your football facilities. Look to see what tools and resources these companies can offer your athletic department. See products...
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No More Games  Curry College has shut down its men’s lacrosse team for the rest of the season after receiving a report of hazing on the team. Read the full story...

Scholarship Divide  The National College Players Association recently released results of a study revealing the estimated shortfall between college athletes’ full scholarships and the actual cost of attendance at each NCAA Division I university. Read the full story...

Home Schoolers On Public Teams  Legislators in Alabama are debating a bill that would allow home schooled athletes in the state to play for public high schools’ athletic teams. Read the full story...

Gateway to Strength
Legend Fitness provides the ultimate gateway to stronger athletes.
Aquatic Facility Cleaners
Aqua Vac pool cleaners are built strong, designed to last and backed by a nationwide network of factory authorized service centers.
A Goal For Every Game
Athletic directors and coaches rely on Bison to provide safe, durable, innovative and on-time team products.
Fundraising Rewards
Music CDs for fundraising and donor rewards.
Complete Recruiting Solution
Access, update, and add prospect information via the Internet in real time.


Gender Equity Update  Sweetwater Union High School in Chula Vista, Calif., loses its Title IX case … Alfred University will get a visit from the Office for Civil Rights due to a complaint … The University of Kansas will upgrade facilities after its annual Title IX review … President Obama is criticized for not filling out a women’s basketball bracket. Read the full story...

Save Our Athletic Director  In the Lake Schools District in Florida, the board of education is considering eliminating the position of District Athletic Director. School athletic directors and coaches are speaking up against the cut. Read the full story...

Enhancing the Look of Your Field
Diamond Pro professional groundskeeping products deliver long-lasting performance and quality while enhancing the look and feel of a well-maintained field.
Soil Conditioner
Game-On is a sports field soil conditioner that will not break your budget and will provide excellent results.
Personal Training Certification
Visit the NASM to learn how you can earn credentials for fitness, sports performance, and sports medicine certifications.
Factory-Direct Headwear
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Quality Gymnastics Equipment
Gibson Athletic has offered schools quality gymnastics, ballet, cheerleading and other fitness equipment for 35 years.


All-American Opinions  Before the tip-off of last week’s high school boys’ and girls’ McDonald’s All-American Games, USA Today sat down with four players for a roundtable discussion focused mainly on the college recruiting process. Read the full story...

Soccer Players Get Settlement  Central Michigan University will pay more than $450,000 to two women’s soccer players who accused their coach of making inappropriate sexual advances toward them. Read the full story...

Twist On Dynamic Warmup  Peter Twist describes the importance of a dynamic warmup and provides sample exercises to achieve pre-game and pre-practice neuromuscular activation. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Reduce Spill Light and Energy Use  When Central College renovated its NCAA Division III powerhouse football team's stadium, school officials stayed true to their commitment to use leading-edge technologies to reduce the campus's environmental impact, choosing Musco's Light-Structure Green sports lighting. The school prides itself on being a green campus with several LEED-certified buildings. Read more...

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