July 13, 2009 - Issue 416

Are You Prepared?  With the death of a Western Carolina University football player making headlines last week, author Mark Aaron Locken provides some timely advice on setting up an emergency action plan in any sport. Read the full story...

Trademark Violation?  The University of Utah’s licensing agent sent a cease and desist letter to the producers of HBO’s “Big Love,” a television show about polygamous life in the state, after seeing its logo appear in a recent episode. Read the full story...

Follow Up: Back On Staff  After players spoke up in his defense, the longtime New York high school softball coach who was recently let go because of complaints about his club coaching conflicts has been offered a contract renewal. Read the full story...

Technology Update  ESPN.com is running a series of stories that examine how social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter have affected—and will affect—college sports. Read the full story...

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Sand In Their Face  At last week’s meeting of the NCAA Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet, the group decided to not yet develop rules for starting sand volleyball. Read the full story...

Coaches Cleared  The two Wilson (N.Y.) High School baseball coaches who were charged with child endangerment related to an alleged hazing incident on a team bus last year have been cleared of charges and hope to return to teaching and coaching at the school. Read the full story...

Players Off The Hook, Too  Two of the three players charged in the alleged hazing incident have been found not guilty. Read the full story...

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NATA To Help With National Plan  The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announced that it has joined the National Physical Activity Plan as an organizational partner. The plan hopes to create opportunities for Americans to become more physically active. Read the full story...

The Right Time?  A group of NCAA Division III schools are complaining about paying for facility upgrades required by new NCAA rules while facing major economic challenges. Read the full story...

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Former ATC Pleads Guilty  A female California high school athletic trainer pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a male student this week. She faces three years of probation. Read the full story...

Summer Sessions  A look at how Xavier University Strength Coach Rich Jacobs designs summer programs for his athletes. Read the full story...

ACL Surgery Studies  At the AOSSM annual meeting, two studies on ACL surgery were presented. Both show the pros and cons of reconstructive surgery. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
30 Years of Trust  Mark Razum began his 30-year career as a member of the Cleveland Indians grounds crew, working under the direction of Marshall and Harold Bossard. He later worked for the Oakland Athletics, and since 1995 he has been the Head Groundskeeper for the Colorado Rockies. Below, Razum talks about his experience using Pro's Choice soil conditioners. Read more...

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