April 20, 2009 - Issue 404

Hawai’i Coach Sues  Former University of Hawai’i Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Bolla, who was fired last week after an investigation into allegations that he kicked a player, is suing the school for Title IX retaliation. Read the full story...

Combining Classes  The Oregon School Activities Association is close to approving a hybrid-league proposal that would allow schools in different classifications to play in the same league. But it has raised one major question: How will state championship playoffs change? Read the full story...

LSU’s Alleva Discusses Economy  The Louisiana State University athletic department is one of only six in the NCAA that is self-sufficient, yet Athletic Director Joe Alleva says there is reason for future financial concern in the wake of facilities upgrades and declining advertising revenue. Read the full story...

Creating A Coaches Handbook  If you liked Kirby Whitacre’s article in the latest issue of Athletic Management (“The Right Reaction: What to do when your coach makes a big mistake”), catch his follow-up blog on creating a coaches handbook. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Football Conditioning  Spring is in the air, which means football's preseason is about to begin. Before you begin your conditioning sessions, check out these products to see how your athletes can achieve the most benefits. See products...
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Getting Hired  Florida Gulf Coast University is in the process of hiring a new athletic director and its local newspaper is profiling and interviewing the candidates. Here’s a look at each’s responses to questions so far. Read the full story...

Help On The Way?  From bills that would increase testing for concussions in Texas and steroids in Illinois, to proposals aimed at improving high school athlete safety in North Carolina and Kentucky, sports medicine legislation is making news across the country. Read the full story...

Bonus Time At Texas  Although the University of Texas football team didn’t make it to the Big 12 Conference championship game due to a new tiebreaker system, the assistant coaching staff will still receive the bonuses they would have for winning a conference championship. Read the full story...

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Looking For Reinstatement  A high school swimming coach, acquitted of sexual abuse charges in a case involving athletes, is trying to get his job back by claiming the school did not follow proper procedures when he was fired. Read the full story...

Staying On Pays Off  University of Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins has stayed loyal to the school for almost six years, including rebuffing the efforts of another school trying to hire him away, so he’s up for a $750,000 retention bonus this summer. Read the full story...

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Sweeping Change  Hampton University is replacing the head coaches for its three most visible sports in favor of three new coaches with no college head coaching experience. Read the full story...

Facebook And Recruiting  North Carolina State University officials sent a “cease and desist” letter to a freshman student after he created a Facebook group imploring a high-profile basketball recruit to attend the school. Read the full story...

Back To College  Not only did former NBA star and coach Isiah Thomas accept the Head Men’s Basketball Coach position at Florida International University last week, he also accepted it without pay. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Dynamically Stretching Athletes' Strength  Controlled dynamic stretching with FlexBands have been used at all levels of competition to help increase an athlete's lower body power and strength. The following is an interview with Carl Rosa of Jump Stretch on how this real world approach to stretching has changed the way athletes train. Read more...

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