January 19, 2009 - Issue 391

One Less Recruiting Stop  A Georgia high school has effectively banned University of South Carolina Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier from recruiting its players after he withdrew an alum’s scholarship offer. Read the full story...

Texas Testing Out?  Has testing Texas high school athletes for steroids been a waste of time and money or a worthwhile endeavor? State lawmakers are now considering disbanding the program. Read the full story...

Coach Files Police Report  An odd situation is unfolding in Tennessee, where a high school girls’ basketball coach who has been accused of recruiting violations filed a police report, saying the parents of a former player were stalking her and trying to get her fired. Read the full story...

More Bowl News  The NCAA Division I football bowl games may be over, but the talk about them continues. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Pre-Season Track and Field  Pre-season does not mean off-season for track and field. See how these products can enhance the appeal of your facility and the performance of your athletes in time for spring. See products...

Paying For Success  As South Carolina high schools try to keep their football teams competitive, coaches’ salaries have skyrocketed in some regions. Read the full story...

Our NCAA Convention Notebook  Didn’t make it to this year’s NCAA Convention? Athletic Management Associate Editor Greg Scholand did. In this blog, he shares his notes on some of the highlights from the educational sessions. Read the full story...

Wait, There’s More  We weren’t the only one reporting on the NCAA Convention, of course. Here is more news from all the meetings and seminars in Washington, D.C., last week. Read the full story...

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Breaks In The Action  The Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati shares its analysis of high school athletes’ fracture rates as they relate to sport and gender. Read the full story...

Earlier Start Times  A New Jersey high school is changing the start time of its boys’ basketball games from 7 p.m. to 4 p.m. after a fight during a game resulted in a couple of fans going to the hospital. Read the full story...

Outdoor Facilities
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Making Fields Look Great
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From TV Booth To Football Field To AD Office  For the next six to eight weeks—as a permanent replacement search begins—Head Football Coach Bill Curry will serve as interim athletic director at Georgia State University. Read the full story...

Not So Great Role Models  No charges will be filed against two assistant football coaches who were wrestling in a Nashville hotel room before crashing through a window and falling four stories. The coaches, who were in town for the American Football Coaches Association convention, suffered a broken pelvis and broken vertebra between them. Read the full story...

In Your Opinion  Want to share your thoughts with readers? As part of the expansion of the Tools of the Trade newsletter, we will be starting a monthly roundtable discussion on issues pertaining to athletic administration. We’ll also feature a roundtable on issues in sports medicine. Would you be interested in contributing to either roundtable discussion? If so, please e-mail us at: Roundtables@MomentumMedia.com

CASE STUDY
A Trusted Partner for Track Construction and Maint  McConnell Associates Sports Recreation Surfaces installed this new high school track in Kansas--just one example of the Kansas City-based company's many projects throughout the Midwest. MAC Sports Vice President Rob McConnell talks about his company's customer service-oriented culture in this QA. See products...

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