June 22, 2009

Everyone Out  An Iowa high school baseball umpire ejected the entire crowd at a game last week. No administrator was on site at the time. Read the full story...

UC-Davis Settles  The University of California-Davis has settled its Title IX lawsuit, agreeing to add one varsity team and funding to develop club sports. UC-Davis was held to a 1.5 proportionality standard in the case. Read the full story...

Minnesota Limits Travel  Coaches react to the Minnesota State High School League’s new rule banning lengthy out-of-state travel. Budget cuts and equity were cited as reasons for the change. Read the full story...

In The Money  Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal has released a list of the top revenue producing athletic programs in the country. Read the full story...

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Prince Goes Pro  Rutgers University’s Epiphanny Prince has decided to leave school one year early to begin playing professionally in Europe. She hopes to play in the WNBA in 2010. Read the full story...

Local Company Passed Over  After much heated discussion, this Kansas school district has voted to go out of state in contracting a Texas company to install artificial turf on five school campuses. Read the full story...

What They Want  Administrators and boosters at Marshall University talk about what they are looking for in their next athletic director. Current Athletic Director Bob Marcum is retiring at the end of the month and the school has hired a firm to help with the search. Read the full story...

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On With The Show  For the second year in a row, Training & Conditioning Managing Editor Greg Scholand blogged from the NATA Annual Meeting. You can read his reports from the convention floor here. Read the full story...

Acclimatization A Must  One highlight of the NATA convention was the organization’s release of its heat acclimatization consensus statement. The Association encourages every high school in the nation to adapt the 14-day gradual progression guidelines. Read the full story...

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Not So Quick Sand  The quest to add sand volleyball to the NCAA’s list of emerging sports for women has hit a snag. Last week, the national office received enough override requests to force the Division I Legislative Council to review the legislation. Read the full story...

Tough Times, Free Coverage  The clinic that provides sports medicine coverage for this New Jersey high school returned its $6,000 annual fee to the school to help with funding. Read the full story...

The Winners Are …  NACDA and Under Armour have announced their Athletic Director of the Year Award winners. Read the full story...

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New Floor Builds School Spirit  When EVERLAST Performance Flooring by ECORE International installed a new floor for the 5,600-square-foot weight room at Manheim (Pa.) Central High School, the company did more than just ensure Sam Parks, the school district's Director of Facilities, that the rolled flooring would feature an attractive blend of red and gray, and it is customized with the school's logo. Read more...

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