January 12, 2009 - Issue 390

Baseball Player Sues NCAA  Last spring, Oklahoma State pitcher Andy Oliver was ruled ineligible to compete because he had a lawyer present during a meeting with a professional team while he was in high school. In response, Oliver sued the NCAA, and a judge may rule on the case this week. Read the full story...

All-Star Trickle Down Effect  This Sunday, 143 middle school football players gathered in San Antonio for the inaugural Football University Youth All-American Bowl. Read the full story...

Turning It Around  The University of Buffalo football program has been lauded this year for its amazing turnaround. This Q&A talks to Buffalo Athletic Director Warde Manuel about everything from football to minority hiring to changing people’s expectations. Read the full story...

Ineligible Player Means Forfeits  The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has made an official ruling on the fate of a high school team that used an ineligible player for two games during the season. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Rehab Therapy Technologies  The spotlight this week shines on rehabilitation and therapy technologies. You'll find products ranging from light therapy and cold water rehabilitation solutions to strength and conditioning equipment and balance training aids. See products...
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Behind The Scenes  While Florida may have beaten Oklahoma for the BCS national championship last week, do you know which team wins when it comes to finances and fundraising? And who has the better strength coach? Here are some behind-the-scenes looks at the title game. Read the full story...

Bowl Money  Among all the bowl games this year, most saw fewer fans and worse ticket sales than last season. Read the full story...

On To Next Season  This article looks at Tom Williams, who was just named the new Head Football Coach at Yale University. Williams is the first black football coach at the Ivy League school. Read the full story...

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ADs In The News  Former University of Dayton Athletic Director Ted Kissell looks back on his 16-year tenure … Paul Kowalczyk, Athletic Director at Colorado State University, talks about weathering the economic downturn … Chip Salvestrini, Athletic Director at Danbury (Conn.) High School, is named Athletic Director of the Year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association … Former Ohio State Athletic Director Andy Geiger helps Port Angeles (Wash.) High School find a new football coach … and more. Read the full story...

Grants For AEDs Available  From now until the end of February, any public school-affiliated group nationwide can apply to receive one of 100 complimentary automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from Cintas Corp. In addition, the group is offering AED units at a significant discount to all public schools through September 30, 2009. Read the full story...

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The Balance Challenge  Strength and conditioning coach Peter Twist talks about the importance of balance training and how to teach it to your athletes. Read the full story...

Looking Ahead  The University of West Florida has assembled a 25-person committee dubbed the UWF Athletics Visioning Team 2009. The group will examine the department’s potential for a move from NCAA Division II to Division I. Read the full story...

All For One  In order to deal with his players’ poor off-the-field behavior, University of Colorado Head Football Coach Dan Hawkins has split his team into nine-man groups, and if one of the players is involved in an incident, all nine of them will be assessed his punishment. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Light Relieves Jumpers Knee  With a high school basketball player suffering from acute patellar tendonitis, an athletic trainer turns to light therapy treatments to help ease his athlete's inflammation and pain. Read more...

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