August 17, 2009 - Issue 421

NFHS Bans High-Tech Suits  The NFHS joined the NCAA in banning high-tech swimsuits from competition, saying the suits are more like a piece of equipment than a uniform. Read the full story...

Encroaching On Their Space?  The billboard war is heating up in Georgia, where the University of Tennessee and Auburn University have both rented out space in the metro Atlanta area, which the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech call home. Read the full story...

Second Charge Added  The former head football coach at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Kentucky has been indicted on a second felony charge in the death of one of his players last summer. Read the full story...

Announcing CoachesNetwork.com  Just in time for the start of a new school year, the new Coaches Network is ready to help coaches at all levels connect with their colleagues and interact with parents of their athletes. Coaches can also access a wealth of educational resources. Read the full story...

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Facebook Access Prompts Lawsuit  A Mississippi high school cheerleader and her family are suing their school district and coaches after the coaches allegedly asked for the student-athlete’s Facebook login information and read her personal e-mails aloud to the team, then sat her out of competition. Read the full story...

Sports Back On  The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse baseball and men’s tennis programs, which were cut from the operating budget in June, have raised enough money to earn a reprieve and will continue playing this school year. Read the full story...

Jail Time Possible  The principal and athletic director at this Florida high school, where the athletic director blessed the food at a luncheon in January even after school officials had been told to remove religious practices from campus, now face criminal charges. Read the full story...

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More Secrets Revealed  Our cover story in the August/September issue of Athletic Management features interviews with seven very successful athletic directors. Here, we provide an expanded interview with one of our sources, Tim Selgo of Grand Valley State University. Read the full story...

Reverse Racial Discrimination?  A former Texas high school athletic director who was fired in March is suing the district, alleging he was fired because he is white and district officials wanted to promote a Hispanic employee. Read the full story...

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Sober Fans Only  The University of Minnesota is opening its new football stadium next month and plans to implement a program called Check BAC, which will test the blood alcohol content of rowdy students. Read the full story...

NACWAA Announces Award Winners  The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) has announced the winners of its administrators of the year awards. Read the full story...

A Proud Look Back  Wayzata (Minn.) High School Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ryan Johnson shares his highlights from a busy “off-season,” which include his players rubbing elbows with NFL greats, a fresh approach to training younger athletes, and off-the-charts female participation numbers. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Science Behind Synthetic Turf  In this QA, Phil Primato of GeneralSports Venue discusses recent projects completed under the AstroTurf brand of synthetic grass and what new developments schools can look forward to this fall. Read more...

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