June 29, 2009

Bonus Incentives  Summertime is contract renewal time, and for University of Oklahoma coaches this year, there were lots of incentives included. Many of the bonuses are for staying at the school, with the timing down to a science. Read the full story...

AD Position No More  To the dismay of the athletic director and many area residents, the athletic director duties at this Virginia high school will be handled by an assistant principal now that the school board has voted to cut the position. Read the full story...

Who’s Paying Who?  A tax audit at Kansas State University is causing a campus-wide stir. Among those named in questionable payment practices are Head Football Coach Bill Snyder and former Athletic Directors Tim Weiser and Bob Krause. Read the full story...

Who’s Hiring Who?  An odd situation in which an outgoing Ohio superintendent asked the school board for its input in hiring a new athletic director has resulted in a job offer being rescinded and some confused board members. Read the full story...

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City Sports  The Boston Globe takes an in-depth look at the demise of high school sports in inner-city Boston with this six-part series. Also included is a video with Boston schools Athletic Director Ken Stills about a typical day in his life. Read the full story...

Four Hundred Strong  What happens when you ask for suggestions on a new mascot? The College of William & Mary received 400 ideas, which are now being reviewed by a 15-member committee. Read the full story...

Facing The Future  As tough times descend upon numerous athletic programs, North Hills (Pa.) High School Athletic Director Dan Cardone wonders “what if?” Looking at the timely issues and analyzing how you would react can help keep an athletic administrator from getting caught off guard. Read the full story...

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Remembering Ed Thomas  Last week included the horrific news that Aplington-Parkersburg (Iowa) High School Head Football Coach Ed Thomas was shot and killed by a gunman who walked into his school’s weightroom. We remember Coach Thomas through a Q&A we conducted with him in 2005. Read the full story...

Making Do  Washington State University doesn’t boast the glamour of some of its Pac-10 opponents, but the athletic department has found ways to have a similar surplus as schools like Washington. Read the full story...

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Youth Is Served  A summer strength program that incorporates middle school athletes … An exchange agreement with a local speed-training guru … There’s a lot going on in the Wayzata (Minn.) High School summer conditioning program. Read the full story...

One-And-Done Headlines  With the NBA draft last week came several stories about the NBA’s rule that all players must be one year removed from high school, which has had some interesting effects. Read the full story...

No Co-Op Agreement  One of the two Illinois school districts trying to reach a co-op deal voted to discontinue discussions last week. The biggest worry was a loss of school identity and pride if the two joined forces. Read the full story...

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