July 20, 2009 - Issue 529

Postseason Party Gone Bad  A Maryland high school softball coach has been fired after it was found he hosted a postseason party at his home where several parents drank alcohol. Read the full story...

Fans Only, Please  Several NCAA Division I football programs have decided to restrict what sorts of memorabilia its players sign at media days, hoping to deter those who only want to sell the items on online auction sites. Read the full story...

Boundary Lines  Males have been coaching female athletic teams for a long time. But recent headlines have some administrators questioning the dynamic created when an adult male is in a position of authority over teenage girls. Read the full story...

Driving The Message Home  The University of Kentucky is getting fans ready for football season by broadcasting its fight song over a special AM radio frequency from billboards in Lexington and Louisville. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Foot and Ankle Care  See how these products can help keep your athletes on the go by preventing and treating foot and ankle injuries. See products...
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Amidst Tragedy  Aaron Thomas, son of the Iowa football coach who was murdered in the team weightroom last month, will become athletic director at the school. Read the full story...

Words Of Wisdom  The Arizona Daily Star talks to University of Arizona Athletic Director Jim Livengood about the tough decisions that come with the budgeting process in big time athletics. Read the full story...

Fairer Funding?  The high schools in this Maryland county currently receive athletics funding based on total student enrollment, but a new proposal would base that funding on the number of student-athletes only, meaning big changes for the seven schools. Read the full story...

Setting Up
A-Turf sets a leading standard in the synthetic grass industry.
Athletic Flooring Systems
Centaur Floor Systems has been selling recreational, fitness, and athletic flooring systems for over 20 years.
Setting the Mark
For over six decades, Chattanooga Group has set a benchmark for reliability in the manufacture of rehabilitation equipment.
Passion for the Game
Gilman Gear makes the practice field a safe place, the game field a show place, and game day a fun-filled place.
Core Training
Strength training right to the core, with the Lebert Equalizer


Facing Rejection  The NCAA Division II Membership Committee recently turned down applications from four NAIA schools. Here’s a look at the ramifications of the decision. Read the full story...

Update On Injury Tracking  As the Datalys Center for Injury Research and Prevention continues to prepare to take over day-to-day operations of the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program, it has certified the first commercial vendor for injury data transmission. Read the full story...

Power of Resistance
Powering athlete performance through resistance.
NATA Preview
Next week, San Antonio, Tx., is hosting the 60th Annual Meeting of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. Follow the link for a sneak peak of some of the companies exhibiting at the convention.
Unleash Your Field
Helping unleash the possibilities of synthetic turf systems.
Total Systems Approach
Universal Sports Lighting uses a total systems approach to meeting you lighting needs and project demands.
Stadium Seating
Get your stadium seating project completed quickly and professionally with Seating Service Inc.


Eye Safety Addressed  ASTM International is addressing the need for eye safety specific to field hockey players with a new standard. Read the full story...

Vandalism Over Funds’ Use  A giant dollar sign was burned into the middle of this New York high school’s million-dollar synthetic turf field, accompanied by an anonymous letter citing the misuse of school funds. Read the full story...

Fundraiser Sues Athletics  A Binghamton University fundraiser is suing the school and two athletic department officials, accusing them of sexual harassment for forcing her to use her sex appeal to draw big donors. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Ankle Brace Improvements Pay Off for Athletes  Rob Mogolov is the Marketing Product Manager at Cramer Products, where he is responsible for new product development. Before coming to Cramer, he worked for Galyan's and Dick's Sporting Goods for 10 years. Mogolov offers advice as to why athletic programs should incorporate ankle braces into their routines. Read more...

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