June 15, 2009 - Issue 412

Taking A Tough Stance  In the wake of a major player eligibility scandal at one of its high schools, the Guilford, N.C., Board of Education is considering some new stricter policies in athletics, including a GPA minimum. Read the full story...

Stop The Presses  Ohio State University and the University of Michigan have found something they can agree on. The bitter rivals recently announced they will both switch from printed athletic media guides to providing the material exclusively online. In this article, Ohio State’s Dan Wallenberg shares the athletic department’s goals for the new project. Read the full story...

Suing To Play  An Arizona senior high school student-athlete is suing the Arizona Interscholastic Association in order to be allowed to participate in football, track and field, and wrestling, despite the fact that he will be 19 years old when the school year begins. Read the full story...

Athletic Director To Tweet  University of Louisiana-Monroe Athletic Director Bobby Staub, a member of the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee, is now on Twitter and will Tweet this week from the College World Series. Read the full story...

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More Than One Method  Just about every athletic department and collegiate conference is looking to cut costs next year. But there are many different strategies to accomplish that. Read the full story...

Online Media Rights Battle  The argument over who owns the rights to broadcast Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) events live online is headed to court. Read the full story...

Nebraska Wrestler Speaks Out  ESPN’s Outside The Lines takes a close look at the story behind two University of Nebraska wrestlers who were dismissed from the team last year after photographs of them modeling on a gay pornography site surfaced. Read the full story...

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Money For Nothing  More than 50 schools have been left holding a bill they thought they already paid when a company that provided colleges with “one-stop-shopping” for sports officials was prohibited from operating. Read the full story...

On With The Show …  For the second year in a row, T&C will be live blogging from the NATA Annual Meeting. Managing Editor Greg Scholand will be at the convention in San Antonio, attending educational sessions, talking to readers about the magazine, and accepting suggestions on where to find the best authentic Texas barbecue. Read the full story...

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Athletics Logo For Academics  The University of Miami Hurricanes’ bi-colored “U” is going campus-wide. Non-athletic correspondence featured the new school logo beginning last week. Read the full story...

Hawai’i Looks Outside U.S.  The University of Hawai’i is at a geographical disadvantage when it comes to recruiting, so in the past, the school has reached out to places like Australia and New Zealand to find talented athletes. Its latest recruiting area is Japan. Read the full story...

Hires, Resignations, & Retirements  Headlining the hiring news in athletics last week was the University of Houston’s choice of Mack Rhoades as its new Athletic Director. Read the full story...

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