May 11, 2009 - Issue 407

Parents To The Line  Parent complaints to the school principal seem to be at the root of the firing of this successful California high school girls’ basketball coach. Read the full story...

APR Scores Are Out  Last week, the NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) numbers for all Division I teams. For the first time, squads with three consecutive years of low APRs were subject to a ban from postseason play. Read the full story...

Costly High-Five  The Central Lakes College softball team lost a junior college state tournament game after a walk-off home run was disallowed because the player who hit it slapped hands with teammates before touching home. But the rule reads that the offending team should have been warned rather than called out. Read the full story...

Levy Fails, Sports Gone  The rejection of a $12.9 million levy in this Ohio town likely means high school athletics will be no more in two years. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Signage and Scoreboards  Whether your program's showing off the final score or displaying school pride, these innovative signage and scoreboard technologies will provide your team exposure with style. See products...
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Suing Over Use Of Likeness  Sam Keller, a former football player at Arizona State and Nebraska, is suing the NCAA and video game company Electronic Arts for the use of student-athlete likenesses in video games. Read the full story...

Knowing The Rules  Nothing makes an athletic department look worse than when someone on staff neglects to follow a governing body’s rules. In these cases, the errors had to do with completing physical forms, high school players attending a college practice, and a coach working with athletes in the off-season. Read the full story...

FSU’s Spetman Talks  The Orlando Sentinel sat down for a Q&A with Florida State University Athletic Director Randy Spetman, who spoke about how the school is cutting costs and dealing with a few touchy situations with its coaches. Read the full story...

All About Timing
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Education is the best prevention against disease outbreaks, and prevention is the best policy.


Betting Scandal Suspects Charged  Eight men—two Detroit businessmen and six former University of Toledo athletes—have been federally charged in connection with point-shaving scandals that allegedly took place at Toledo in 2005 and 2006. Read the full story...

A Little Encouragement  A study that followed golfers who received regular emotional support from a researcher found they performed better than when not getting any extra kudos. Read the full story...

Volleyball Team Gear
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Tough Hire?  The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association is looking to fill its Executive Secretary position, which is proving to be no easy task, as it is a time-consuming and mentally demanding job that won’t come without controversy. Read the full story...

Courtesy Call  Before you attend your next athletic directors conference, here’s something you may want to consider. Read the full story...

The Dreaded Tear  One of the most feared injuries in sports is the ACL tear. In this article, Dawn Comstock reveals the results of her latest study on ACL injuries in high school athletes. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Bigger-Than-Life Dream  The Cave Run Muskies baseball organization needed a scoreboard for its new Baseball Youth Dream Park in Morehead, Ky. What ScoreComm gave them was one-of-a-kind experience the young Muskies won't forget anytime soon. Read more...

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