April 27, 2009 - Issue 405

Record Breaker  What’s it like to have one of your track and field athletes break a 25-year-old national high school record and become an overnight sensation? Last Tuesday, Grandview High School in Kansas quickly found out. Read the full story...

Academic Update  The NCAA’s plan for academic reform is alive and well. Last week saw the nation’s top basketball teams honored for their academic achievements and coaches asking for student-athlete academic support in their contracts. Read the full story...

Tough Time To Hire  The Indianapolis Star takes a look at how the economic landscape has affected high school athletic directors’ decisions on hiring coaches. Read the full story...

Hazing Study Released  Authors of a recent study on hazing found that 47 percent of high school students and 55 percent of college students have experienced hazing. Fortunately, the study also includes ideas on reducing these numbers. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
CSCCa National Conference  In honor of the 2009 national conference of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association May 6 - May 8, we take a look at some of the products being showcased. See products...
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Senior Year Abroad  Brandon Jennings made headlines last year when he skipped a requisite one year in college before being able to declare for the NBA draft by playing professionally in Europe. But Jeremy Tyler, a California high schooler, is taking the concept one step further. Read the full story...

Getting Strict On Social Sites  The University of Oklahoma has created a strict policy for its student-athletes regarding the use of social networking sites, complete with threats of suspension and expulsion. Read the full story...

Back To Class  To help with budget reductions, athletic directors in this South Carolina school district will be required to also teach on a full-time basis next school year. One has already said he will retire instead. Read the full story...

Ankle Injury Prevention/Treatment
Active Ankle braces can protect you from injury and help speed recovery.
Play As A Team
Better Baseball helps develop individual skills, and above all, how to play together as a team.
Insurance Programs
K&K Insurance is a recognized leader of sports, leisure, and entertainment insurance products.
Education Is Best Prevention
Education is the best prevention against disease outbreaks, and prevention is the best policy.
Specialty Spreading Equipment
The Millcreek engineering staff is second to none when it comes to specialty spreading equipment and related products.


Coach vs. Newspaper  At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Athletic Director Paul Plinske had to step in amid a fight between the head football coach and student newspaper. Read the full story...

Different Approach  While other states are reducing contest limits in light of the tough economy, Ohio is adding a third preseason game to its high school football schedules, with the hope of increasing revenue. Read the full story...

Volleyball Team Gear
Spike Volleyball offers the latest in volleyball team apparel and supplies.
Exceeding Design Standards
TOPS is dedicated to the high standards of orthopedic product designs and manufacturing.
Hydration Station
WissTech Enterprises manufactures one of the world's finest portable beverage dispensers, the Hydration Station
Institute-Trained Professionals
C.H.E.K. Institute-trained professionals are among the most sought-after fitness professional in their respective fields.
Prevent MRSA
Make Hibiclens and Hibistat part of your gameplan for preventing the spread of MRSA and other staph infections.


Athletic Trainer Arrested  At Cleburne High School in Texas, a high school athletic trainer was arrested last week on child pornography charges. The school district has suspended him with pay. Read the full story...

Endurance Comeback  Nearly a year and a half after undergoing Birmingham Hip Resurfacing surgery, elite endurance athlete Robyn Benincasa is again conquering adventure racing courses all over the world. Read the full story...

Coaching Your Coaches  Strength Coach Ryan Johnson shares his thoughts on teaching sport coaches the value of strength training, especially as it pertains to multi-sport athletes. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Upgraded Weightroom Gets Custom Solution  Park University recently underwent an expansion and renovation of its athletics weightroom. The long-term goal was to create a new facility that all students, athletes, faculty, and staff would be able to use for multiple fitness purposes. Read more...

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