July 27, 2009 - Issue 418

Transfer Trouble  A growing number of transfers by high-profile high school football players in Florida have people asking what can be done to stop the trend. Read the full story...

Grounds For Dismissal?  A former Macalester College football player who graduated in May is suing the school, claiming he was kicked off the team in 2006 after refusing to take his helmet off during the national anthem—a symbol of protest against the war in Iraq. Read the full story...

Coach In Tough Spot  A look at how cuts to athletics in California have affected one baseball coach—an NFHS Hall of Famer who has been coaching at the same school for 40 years and may not have a team this coming school year. Read the full story...

College Sues Former Coach  Marist College is suing its former head men’s basketball coach, James Madison University, and the state of Virginia, claiming the coach breached his contract when he left Marist for JMU a year ago and eventually signed several players he had been recruiting while at Marist. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Heat Stress  As we head toward preseason practices for football and other fall sports, heat illness is on every athletic trainer's mind. See how you can help prevent your athletes from suffering complications. See products...
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Candidate Controversy  A 3-2 school board vote against an athletic director candidate recommended by the superintendent has this Alabama district divided. Read the full story...

Talk Is Cheap  Looking for a cool video chat tool that will save your department time and money? This administrator writes on how he found Skype to be a great way to communicate long-distance. Read the full story...

Life Savers  Last month at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn., a football player went into cardiac arrest during summer workouts, but survived thanks to quick action by members of the Wayzata staff. Here, the school’s strength coach writes about the experience. Read the full story...

Bleacher Covers
Perma-Cap seating will keep your stadium looking good season after season, year after year.
Turnkey Design Construction
Carolina Green Corp. specializes in turnkey design, construction and renovation of native soil, modified soil, sand-based, and artificial turf sports fields.
Fundraising Rewards
Music CDs for fundraising and donor rewards.
Complete Recruiting Solution
Access, update, and add prospect information via the Internet in real time.
Sports Nutrition
Egg Whites International's liquid egg whites provide all your essential amino acids needs in one serving.


Follow Up  In our June/July issue of Athletic Management, Julie Hall penned an article about upgrading her athletic support group at the University of California-Riverside. This article provides an update on the Highlander Athletics Association and profiles the alumni Hall has gotten on board. Read the full story...

Hall’s article in Athletic Management can be accessed here.

Outdoor Manufacturing
Kay Park Recreation has been a trusted manufacturer of commercial outdoor furniture since 1954.
Education Is Best Prevention
Education is the best prevention against disease outbreaks, and prevention is the best policy.
Maintain Surface Appeal Everywhere
Installation and maintenance of superior indoor and outdoor sport surfaces.
Prevent MRSA
Make Hibiclens and Hibistat part of your gameplan for preventing the spread of MRSA and other staph infections.
Treat 'Em Well
Treat your athletes on Oakworks' stationary and portable treatment tables, designed especially for physical therapists and athletic trainers.


Beyond Face Value  Strength and conditioning specialists must use a critical eye to assess new research and studies they encounter. This blog offers advice on how to separate the best from the rest. Read the full story...

Choosing One From A Dozen  Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has made public a list of second-round candidates for its Athletic Director position. Most are currently associate athletic directors and not one is female. Read the full story...

Already Chosen  More news on recent hires is here, along with comings and goings at the NFHS. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
A Cool System for Synthetic Turf  The latest development of the world-renowned Polytan LigaTurf system offers an exciting new alternative to reduce the temperature of synthetic turf fields. The Polytan CoolPlus synthetic turf system uses new grass fiber technology and a thermoplastic infill to create a major reduction in temperatures when compared to conventional synthetic turf systems. Read more...

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