May 18, 2009 - Issue 408

No Apology, No Admittance  A Florida high school principal says University of Tennessee football coaches are not welcome on his campus until Volunteers Head Coach Lane Kiffin apologizes for comments he made about the high school. Read the full story...

All Ears On Spending Fears  Reports show that the vast majority of NCAA Division I athletic programs spend more money than they make. Last week, the Knight Commission held meetings on how to stop the spending spree. Read the full story...

Competing Forces  The Seattle Times talks to high school coaches who have hung up their whistles to spend more time with their families. Read the full story...

Q&A With Hathaway  Its men’s and women’s basketball teams may get most of the limelight, but the University of Connecticut can boast of great success in many of its other sports, too. In this Q&A, UConn Athletic Director Jeff Hathaway talks about what it takes to have across the board success at the highest level. Read the full story...

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Prepared For The Worst  Do you have an emergency response plan for when a crisis occurs at your facilities? Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn., does, and it was recently put to the test. Read the full story...

Rearranging Rosters  Quinnipiac University’s athletic director confirmed in court last week that some of the school’s men’s coaches altered their rosters to make it look like the school was in line with the participation prong of Title IX. Read the full story...

Coach Issues Challenge  In Alaska, Juneau-Douglas High School Head Football Coach Bill Chalmers said he’ll stop coaching if the school board doesn’t make drug testing a requirement of participation in school sports and activities. Read the full story...

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So Long, Sioux?  After a debate that has lasted for years, the University of North Dakota will likely retire its Fighting Sioux nickname and mascot. Read the full story...

Facility Use Controversy  In Cumberland County, Tenn., taxpayers are arguing for their right to use high school athletic facilities after school is out, but administrators are hesitant to take the locks off their gates. Read the full story...

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Early Win, Early Loss  Due to a scheduling conflict, the North Carolina A&T football team is 1-0 and Delaware State 0-1 before the season even begins. Read the full story...

Diving Into The Sand  With NCAA Division I approving sand volleyball as an emerging sport for women last month (following Division II’s lead), work has started on defining season lengths, scholarships, and uniform specifications. Read the full story...

Still Got It?  Two nearby Connecticut colleges—Gateway Community College and the University of New Haven—have full-time students in their mid-40s trying out for the baseball and football teams, respectively. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Fueling Champions  Sound nutrition practices contribute to Coach Tommy Moffitt's strength and conditioning program at Louisiana State University and the Tigers' BCS national championships. Read more...

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