August 31, 2009 - Issue 423

Unequal Playing Fields  The principal at this Georgia high school has told his coaches to stop scheduling contests against a county rival with superior athletic facilities. Read the full story...

Beer Sponsors Dropped  Taking a stand against binge drinking, the University of Wisconsin has decided to cut its sports radio broadcast sponsorship ties with Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. Read the full story...

Open Access  In response to rumors about coaches playing favorites, a Mississippi school district has enacted a new policy making it clear that its high school coaches must treat recruiting contacts from all colleges and universities the same. Read the full story...

Title IX Retaliation Case  Former University of Hawai’i-Hilo Athletic Director Kathleen McNally is suing the university and five administrators for $10 million, alleging discrimination because of her race, gender, and age. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
The Locker Room  From flooring and storage to athlete health and comfort, these products serve all your locker room needs. See products...
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Fees Mean Fewer Athletes?  Though it’s hard to say for sure that the $100 increase in participation fees was the reason, this Wisconsin high school is seeing fewer athletes come out for the fall season. Read the full story...

Ex-Athletes Sue  The NCAA has found itself on the defensive recently, as several former college athletes have filed class-action lawsuits against the governing body, video game maker Electronic Arts, and the Collegiate Licensing Company, claiming the groups are illegally profiting off the images of college football and basketball players. Read the full story...

Not Ready  A college football game in Virginia was canceled because one of the teams didn’t have enough equipment to play. Read the full story...

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More Sales  How do you increase sales of game day programs? This case study provides some answers. Read the full story...

Ref By Night, Schemer By Day?  A South Carolina volleyball official who also works as an insurance agent is being accused in a Ponzi scheme and may no longer referee in the state. Read the full story...

Breakthrough Hot/Cold Therapy
Pro-Tec Athletics offers more than 30 products, ranging from highly effective orthopedic supports to breakthrough innovations in hot/cold therapy.
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Indoors or outside, Triad provides durable fiberglass team equipment that stands up to harsh weather and rough sports use.
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When Functional Becomes Dysfunctional  Functional training is the key for many sport-specific athletes, but the concept can become problematic when applied to other populations. Read the full story...

Branching Out  Many people are concerned about the increased influence that so-called advisors and middlemen are having on the recruiting of basketball players at every level. Read the full story...

Latest Hires  Akron has a new athletic director and Kent State’s retires. Plus more news on hires in athletic administration. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
New Lockers Promote Pride, Offer Value  New AirPro lockers from GearBoss strengthen your team and program pride with distinctive features and rugged durability that enhances the functionality and aesthetics of your team room. A wide range of options and custom color/finish choices enables you to find the best solution and value for your particular situation. Read more...

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