May 26, 2009 - Issue 409
Club vs. High School High school swimmers in Nebraska are one stroke away from being allowed to participate with their school and club teams concurrently. The parent who has been fighting for the change vows to keep pushing for more sports to be included in the new rule. Read the full story...
Tax Exempt No More? The Congressional Budget Office recently completed a study looking into NCAA Division I athletic department revenue and found the majority of it can be classified as commercial activity. Read the full story...
Coach Challenges Dismissal At this Pennsylvania high school, a fired boys’ basketball coach has filed a grievance against the school. The coach says he is “excited” to challenge his athletic director’s evaluation. Read the full story...
Hushed Money When negotiating former Kansas State Head Football Coach Ron Prince’s contract last year, former Athletic Director Bob Krause included a deferred compensation plan that was kept secret from everyone. Read the full story...
Take-Away Lessons? In Florida, a judge granted Trinity Christian High School baseball players an injunction, overturning their suspensions for being involved in a brawl and allowing them to play in the semifinals of the state tournament. This article weighs the pros and cons of everyone’s actions in the up-and-down sequence of events. Read the full story...
Cheap Tickets Grambling State University is introducing a new football season ticket package that allows fans who have lost their jobs over the past year to purchase passes at a discounted price. Read the full story...
Outside Hire When Brick Township High School in New Jersey selected a new head football coach to replace a retiring legend, it was looking for the best person for the job. It didn’t realize that the community would be outraged if a current assistant coach was not chosen. Read the full story...
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Q&A with Chris Hirth Who is the behind-the-scenes hero who helped the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team win a national title? Athletic trainer Chris Hirth, of course. Read the full story...
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Follow-Up: Pahokee vs. Tennessee The University of Tennessee is again welcome to send football coaches to recruit at Pahokee (Fla.) High School after Volunteers Head Coach Lane Kiffin talked with school and city officials. Read the full story...