August 24, 2009 - Issue 422

Athlete vs. Administration  A men’s hockey player at Michigan State University has publicly denounced the administration’s decision to reinstate a football player who last fall was involved in a fight with him and other school athletes. Read the full story...

Hazing Suit Filed  A Chicago high school faces a lawsuit from a student who claims water polo coaches did not protect him and told him to jump in the pool while he was being hazed. He was paralyzed when he hit the bottom. Read the full story...

A Little Help From Fans  Struggling to make ends meet, the New Mexico State University football staff sent an e-mail to fans last week asking them to donate after-practice and late-night snacks for players. Read the full story...

Coach Controversies  When a coach does something wrong, how should an athletic director react? Here’s a look at some recent headlines that left athletic directors with tough choices to make. Read the full story...

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For The Team  One of the top men’s basketball players at Mississippi State has agreed to pay his own way this year to ensure that scholarships are available for all his teammates. Read the full story...

Logo Controversy  A new athletic logo at Nicholls State University is garnering some negative reviews and creating a stir on social networking sites. Read the full story...

Coach Reeling  Former longtime Dominican University Head Men’s Soccer Coach John Brooks has taken the terms of his firing to the local newspaper. Read the full story...

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Battling Concussions Head-On  Concussions were in the news last week when New York Mets third baseman David Wright sustained the injury. Here’s a look at some recent articles about teams testing out new helmets designed to prevent concussions. Read the full story...

Best Practices  The NATA offers some important recommendations on treating concussions here. Read the full story...

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More Secrets Revealed, Part II  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, Kevin Buisman of Minnesota State University-Mankato. Read the full story...

Education First  This recent Michigan high school graduate talks about his decision to forgo an MLB contract and attend college instead. Read the full story...

Sold!  Angelo State University’s recent banquet and auction went better than expected when the final item up for bid, the chance to push the button to implode a campus building, drew a winning bid of over $10,000. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Bat for Diamond Nation  It wasn't exactly tied at the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, full count kind of pressure, but when you consider the scope of the project, it's clear that the stakes were high. With more than 1.2 billion fiber blades, three million pounds of rubber and sand infill mix, and nearly 4,000 man-hours, the stage was being set for America's favorite pastime to take root in Flemington, N.J. Read more...

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