September 8, 2009 - Issue 424

High School AD Murdered  California high school athletic director and former Olympic shot put medalist David Laut died last week after he was shot outside his home. Read the full story...

Michigan Mess  The Detroit Free Press recently ran an investigative report that accuses the University of Michigan football program and Head Coach Rich Rodriguez of violating NCAA practice and workout rules. Here’s a rundown of what has transpired since. Read the full story...

Ineligible Player Prompts Investigation  This Oklahoma high school was found to have used an ineligible football player in 2008 and had nine wins vacated from that season. Now, the entire athletic department is under investigation. Read the full story...

One Tough AD  University of Alaska-Fairbanks Athletic Director Forrest Karr recently completed the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic race, a grueling event held in Alaska’s back country. Read the full story...

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Baseball Wins Vacated  Georgetown University baseball is being forced to forfeit wins from seven seasons after it was found the school paid 26 players more than $62,000 for federal work study time they never actually completed. Read the full story...

Safety First  It may not look the sleekest, but a new batting helmet with special padding and a polypropylene liner is getting a warm reception from those worried about head injuries in baseball. Read the full story...

Composite Bats Staying Put  In other baseball equipment news: The NCAA has put a moratorium on the use of composite bats while it examines their impact, but high schools and youth leagues show no signs of doing the same. Read the full story...

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College Football In 3D  When Ohio State University and the University of Southern California meet on the football field this Saturday, those in attendance at Ohio Stadium won’t be the only ones who feel like they’re in the middle of the action. That’s because the game will also be broadcast to select fans in 3D. Read the full story...

Heat Illness By The Numbers  Back to school also means it’s preseason time for fall sports teams. At the time of year when heat illness concerns are at their highest, the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, shares its recent analysis of heat illness data and hydration needs on the high school front. Read the full story...

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Equal Cuts  At Fresno State University, where the overall athletics budget was slashed by almost $2 million, every team and athletic department sector is having its budget cut by 20 percent. Read the full story...

Parents Benefit, Too  A Purdue University study shows that parents whose children play organized sports are learning the same teamwork, communication, and management skills as their children. Read the full story...

One-Stop Shop  Training & Conditioning takes a look at how the University of Notre Dame is coordinating strength and conditioning, athletic training, physical therapy, sports medicine, nutrition, sports psychology, and other areas with the creation of a performance division to help athletes maximize their potential. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Energizing the Community and Game Nights  After 20 years of playing in front of the same scoreboard, athletes and fans at Providence High School in Charlotte, N.C., knew they needed a technology upgrade. What started as a plan to purchase a new scoring system to increase revenue for the school's booster club ended with a new scoring system that is giving back to the community as well. Read more...

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