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...

Conference Call  Nine high schools in a suburban Minneapolis conference have threatened to form their own league if plans to expand from 12 to 16 teams go through. Read the full story...

Corrigan Q&A  Is it rewarding to be NCAA President? Gene Corrigan says it wasn’t for him in this honest and interesting Q&A. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
NSCA National Conference Preview  Starting July 8, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) will hold its 32nd National Conference and Exhibition in spectacular Las Vegas. Get a sneak peak at which companies will be exhibiting at the trade show. See products...
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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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Losing Money, Making Money  A look at what many athletic programs and conferences are planning to do to cut costs—and how some are making money. Read the full story...

Snooze To Improve  Athletes are constantly tinkering with their training plans to gain an edge. But a study performed by Stanford University researchers suggests that good old fashioned sleep may help an athlete’s performance as much as anything. 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...

CASE STUDY
Meeting Coaches' Needs with Innovative Products  J.P. Stockton is the Brand Manager at Hammer Strength. He has been with the company for five years, and received his degree in marketing from the University of Tulsa. Below, he discusses new products and meeting the needs of today's athletes. Read more...

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