August 3, 2009 - Issue 419

Coach’s Firing Prompts Lawsuit  A former Michigan high school wrestling coach is suing Dearborn (Mich.) Public Schools and a school principal, claiming he was fired after one of his athletes converted from Islam to Christianity and was baptized by an assistant coach. Read the full story...

Basic Suits Only  The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Committees from all three divisions are asking that high-tech impermeable swimsuits be banned in 2009-10. Read the full story...

Supplements Abound  A survey by the Iowa High School Athletic Association found that almost 70 percent of the state’s high school student-athletes used some type of performance-enhancing supplement in the past year. Read the full story...

Fundraising Future  Minutes after he was officially announced as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of West Florida, Bob Stinnett handed over $50,000 in donations he had collected since finding out he had landed the job. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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Extra Precaution  Several Boston area high schools have implemented concussion safety measures, including requiring more training for department staff members and the use of sideline computer testing programs. Read the full story...

Latest Research  For a look at some of the latest research on preventing and treating concussions, check out our May/June cover story in Training & Conditioning. Read the full story...

Economics Roundup  Here’s a rundown of the latest cost-cutting measures—and solutions—being implemented around the country. Read the full story...

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Back On Track  Following a tumultuous two years that involved a Title IX lawsuit and the athletic director resigning in protest of the school’s decision to settle the suit, Florida Gulf Coast University looks to be back in compliance with Title IX. Read the full story...

Beating the Price Hike  An advance-sale ticket program implemented by this North Carolina high school booster club will allow fans to purchase football tickets at the same prices as last year, despite an approved $2 hike. Read the full story...

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Swimming Home  The University of New Orleans swim teams finally have a home venue again. The Lakefront Aquatic Center, which had been closed for four years following Hurricane Katrina, reopened last week. Read the full story...

Mock Madness  A group of NCAA Division I women’s basketball coaches recently got to experience firsthand what it’s like for the Women’s Basketball Committee to select teams for the annual NCAA Tournament. Read the full story...

All Aboard  Xavier University’s strength and conditioning coach is gearing up to get into the full swing of things on campus. His biggest key to staying organized during the following very busy few weeks? Communication. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
A Great Basketball Team Gets Great Seating  The University of Wisconsin men's basketball coaching staff needed to create a comfortable environment for players while they spent hours reviewing plays and plotting new strategies. The school also wanted the look of its athletic facilities to support its recruiting mission to attract the best student-athletes. To meet both needs, the Badgers turned to Clarin Corporation. Read more...

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