July 6, 2009
Coach Followed Rules After a 10-month investigation, Jefferson County Public Schools says Football Coach Jason Stinson broke no school or state association rules the day a player collapsed and later died. The coach still faces a charge of reckless homicide. Read the full story...
Stanford Again It’s no surprise that Stanford University once again won the NACDA Directors’ Cup for the top athletic program in NCAA Division I. Have you heard what schools round out the top five? Read the full story...
Conflict Of Interest? Players and parents are speaking out against this New York school board’s decision to not renew a high school softball coach’s contract. The board was uneasy with his actions as a club coach. Read the full story...
Summer Living What are your peers doing this summer to regenerate and get ready for next year? From working at a football camp to figuring out how to combine two school programs to playing softball, it’s a mixture of work and play. Our panelists also reveal their summer reading lists. Read the full story...
Smith To Chair Hoops Group Congratulations to Gene Smith, the new Chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. We interviewed him last year for our cover story on developing a diverse athletic department staff. Read the full story...
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Catastrophic Survey Update University of North Carolina sports injury researcher Fred Mueller has published his latest study of catastrophic injuries suffered in scholastic athletics. He says the number of heat-related football deaths is alarming. Read the full story...
AD In Hot Water The superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District says he will take “appropriate personnel action” against the principal and athletic director of Birmingham High School for allowing controversial comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to use the school’s football team in a photo shoot to promote his new movie, “Bruno.” Read the full story...
Going Golfing In this Los Angeles Times Q&A, retiring Pacific-10 Conference Commissioner Tom Hansen comments on everything from bowl games to politicians. On President Obama: “I think he’s probably very well-versed on North Korea and the Middle East but not particularly the college football playoff.” Read the full story...