June 8, 2009 - Issue 411

Back To Basketball  Elena Delle Donne, who spent less than two days as a member of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team last summer before transferring to the University of Delaware to play volleyball, talks about her decision to now return to the basketball court. Read the full story...

Climb To The Top  A look at the NCAA Division I champion University of Washington softball team’s rise to the top after a scandal rocked the program five years ago. Read the full story...

Home School Debate In La.  There have been mixed reactions to the Louisiana House approving a bill last week that would allow home-schooled students to try out for public high school athletic teams. Read the full story...

What To Cut  Most college athletic departments are looking to cut their budgets this year. One NCAA Division I student-athlete provides his own suggestions on what can be dropped and what can’t. Read the full story...

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Boosters & Equity  In this Washington state school district, administrators are trying to figure out how to make traditional fundraising efforts comply with Title IX. Read the full story...

Clearing Up FERPA  After a six-month investigation by the Columbus Dispatch, it’s safe to say that many NCAA Division I schools don’t understand the impetus behind FERPA—the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act—or how it should be used. Read the full story...

Names For Sale  High schools are finding athletic facility naming rights deals to be extremely profitable. Read the full story...

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NATA To Induct Five  At this year’s NATA Convention, which is being held next week, the group will induct five members into its Hall of Fame. Here’s a quick look at the fab five. Read the full story...

Hall Of Fame Roundtable  In this feature, we asked seven current NATA hall of famers to answer questions about what it takes to be successful in the athletic training field and how they hurdled their toughest challenges. Read the full story...

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Unfortunately, Tulane Knows  Tulane University has experience when it comes to budget cuts—the school suspended eight sports and saw a 20-percent athletic department budget cut in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. Now, others who find themselves in a similar situation are calling for advice. Read the full story...

Positive Peer Pressure  While high school state associations continue to debate the merits of testing athletes for steroids, a program that takes a different approach to reducing their use is gaining ground. Read the full story...

Recruiting Help  McDaniel College is putting several measures in place to help improve the performance of its athletic teams. They are centered around recruiting and include the addition of an admissions department liaison, a Web-based recruiting database, and earlier campus visit programs. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
New Ally for Posture  This article looks at the role of the scapula in the training and rehabilitation of the shoulder along with innovative approaches to improving scapular stabilization. Within the shoulder complex, the scapula has many important functions allowing us to utilize the arm in a wide range of activities. Addressing the static and dynamic positioning of the scapula is therefore a crucial component in shoulder girdle training and rehabilitation. Read more...

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