August 10, 2009 - Issue 420

Locker Room Watch  The sexual assault of a middle school student in a locker room has school officials, bullying experts, and parents in this Florida community divided over the need for supervision in the locker room. Read the full story...

Slur Not Tolerated  University of Hawai’i Head Football Coach Greg McMackin used a gay slur several times in referring to another team at a press conference last week. He has since been suspended without pay for 30 days. Read the full story...

H1N1 Still A Concern  Three Anchorage high schools have reported newly confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in the past week, the most recent being a volleyball player who attended a camp with 40 other girls. Read the full story...

Trimming 10 Percent  UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero has taken a pay cut along with Head Football Coach Rick Neuheisel and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Ben Howland. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Aquatic Facilities  From therapy equipment and team gear to coaching aids and maintenance needs, these products ensure your aquatic facility is in the winning lane this fall. See products...
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Safety In A Baker’s Dozen  Making risk management a priority among your coaches isn’t always easy. Here, Athletic Management author Dr. Richard P. Borkowski offers 13 quick tips for coaches in any sport. Read the full story...

Home Contests Needed  Two fewer home football games for Florida State University means the school will miss out on approximately $6 million in revenue. Read the full story...

Back On The Job  This Illinois high school athletic director and head football coach has been rehired for the coming school year, but amid controversy. Community members believe his salary is too high, and he has been accused of not doing a background check on a wrestling coach who was facing felony drug charges. Read the full story...

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Feel the Difference
8-Ball Nutrition: The next generation pre-workout formula.
Build Strong Athletes
Train your athletes before the games begin with Rogers Athletic strength-training equipment.
LED Display
Check out Varsity Scoreboards' VSBX- 314LED: 8' x 4' scoreboard features 18-inch super-bright 100,000-hour rated LED displays.


The Heat Is On  As preseason practices get underway, you need to have the latest information on avoiding heat-related illnesses. We provide it here. Read the full story...

Four Decades Is Enough  Earlier this summer, Jim Booher retired after 42 years as Head Athletic Trainer at South Dakota State University. In this Q&A, he talks with us about his career and changes in the profession. Read the full story...

Cornerstone of Bracing
See why the patented Townsend Motion Hinge remains the cornerstone feature of every Townsend Design knee brace.
Pain-Relieving Topical Analgesic
Biofreeze is a unique, effective pain reliever for therapy, pain relief, exercise/training and overall comfort.
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Defining the future of scoreboards.
What the Best Wear
Watch the world's best players closely. You'll see they're wearing HexPad protective apparel.
Power of Resistance
Powering athlete performance through resistance.


High (School) Exposure  EPSN shows no signs of letting up its push of high school athletics coverage—both online and on television. Read the full story...

Much Debate In Cheer  Cheerleading was in the news last week, when an article on its high injury rate was picked up by several major media outlets. But that’s just one area of contention brewing in the sport. Read the full story...

A Different Road  A girls’ high school basketball player in New York decide to buck conventional wisdom, leaving her club team to spend the summer improving her game through individualized workouts. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Pool-ing Community Resources  Rockbridge County, Va., wanted to provide year-round swimming at the community pool in Lexington, so county officials enclosed the pool in an air-inflated dome structure that enabled it to be heated during the winter months. While this solution was both creative and economical, it posed a challenging indoor environment. Read more...

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