September 21, 2009 - Issue 426

Kentucky Coach Not Guilty  Late last week, former football coach Jason Stinson was acquitted of two charges in the heat-related death of one his players. We take a look at the case and what it means for liability in high school athletics. Read the full story...

Adding Instead  While many colleges are cutting teams amid financial cutbacks, some are adding sports instead because they see athletics as a way to boost enrollment—and revenue. Read the full story...

Reacting To H1N1  From canceling games to foregoing handshakes, athletic teams’ reactions to the H1N1 flu have been varied. But have they helped lessen the spread of the disease? Read the full story...

Post-Game Drill Questioned  A post-game incident in which Indiana high school football coaches required their players to participate in a tackling drill after a loss has sparked debate among community members. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Track Field  These products have what teams need as fall track programs go underway. See products...
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Life In A Fishbowl  In an age when cell phone cameras are ever present, high-profile college athletes find there is little chance of maintaining privacy. Read the full story...

Money For Great Plays  A new contest, sponsored by State Farm Insurance Companies, will award high school football teams with cash for submitting videos of their best plays. The 52 finalist nominees will each receive a prize of $2,500 for their respective school. Read the full story...

Bad Hand  Nine seniors on an Ohio high school football team were suspended one game for displaying an inappropriate hand gesture in a team picture that appeared on schedule posters. Read the full story...

Turnkey Design Construction
Carolina Green Corp. specializes in turnkey design, construction and renovation of native soil, modified soil, sand-based, and artificial turf sports fields.
Sports Medicine Supplies
Cramer Products has been an industry leader in sports medicine and athletic-training room supplies for more than 90 years.
Electrotherapy Results
Major professional teams as well as colleges and universities depend on Dynatronics therapy devices to help their teams succeed.
Closer to Nature
FieldTurf fields are designed to closely replicate natural grass playing surfaces in any climate and weather condition.


Myles Brand Passes  NCAA President Myles Brand lost his battle with pancreatic cancer last week. Brand, 67, joined the NCAA in 2003 and is credited with making great strides in student-athlete academic reform and diversifying the collegiate administrative and coaching ranks. We take a look back on his accomplishments. Read the full story...

Instant Replay A Go  The Ohio High School Athletic Association will take advantage of an NFHS rule change that allows instant video replay to be used for a last-second shot attempt at its state tournament this season. Read the full story...

Safe in the Heat
Monitor heat stress and illness with HQ, Inc.'s patented CorTemp, ingestible core-body thermometer pill.
Cornerstone of Bracing
See why the patented Townsend Motion Hinge remains the cornerstone feature of every Townsend Design knee brace.
Groundskeeping Experience
Through the decades, Toro has become a global leader in turf maintenance equipment and precision irrigation systems.
Treat 'Em Well
Treat your athletes on Oakworks' stationary and portable treatment tables, designed especially for physical therapists and athletic trainers.
Go Easy
Inflate & Go is so easy to use, it will blow you away.


Covered Up Practices  A new athletic dress code in this upstate New York school district doesn’t allow girls to wear uncovered sports bras or boys to take off their shirts at practices. Some question its importance. Read the full story...

Off-Field Conduct Questioned  A trio of Oregon high school football coaches are accused of disorderly conduct after an incident involving apparent drunken behavior following their attendance at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event. Read the full story...

Mascot Mess  This new Maryland high school is named for an Indian tribe, which is making choosing its mascot without offending anyone a tough job. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Expanding into North America  As a global player in turf and track surfaces, Polytan is expanding its presence in North America. Technical Sales Manager Leon Behr discusses the company role in the U.S. market and what this means for high schools, colleges, and universities. Read more...

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