September 28, 2009 - Issue 427

No Score Needed  With his team comfortably ahead during a game last weekend, an Arkansas high school football player took a knee at the five-yard line instead of tallying another touchdown. The opposing team had just suffered through the loss of a player’s life in a car accident. Read the full story...

To Cut Or Not?  Even big-time NCAA Division I programs, including most recently the University of Maryland, are examining the possibility of eliminating sports. Read the full story...

Girls Will Be Girls?  A recent hazing incident at a New Jersey high school that involved a “slut list” is putting a spotlight on female-specific hazing. Read the full story...

Wrong Intentions  Should national letters of intent signed by student-athletes who are under the age of 18 be legally binding? A recent lawsuit in North Carolina raises that question. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Gym Components  With school back in session, these products ensure that your gymnasium is ready for all sport activities. See products...
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Stinson Follow Up  Last week, we detailed the acquittal of football coach Jason Stinson on charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in the death of player Max Gilpin. But that is not where the story ends, as Gilpin’s parents have filed a civil suit against Stinson and seven other school district employees, Stinson returns to his teaching position at the school, and coaches react. Read the full story...

Same School, Different Teams  University of Kansas football and basketball players have been involved in at least two on-campus altercations with each other this week—one physical and one verbal. Read the full story...

When One Parent Wreaks Havoc  A former high school swimming coach recounts how one parent’s e-mail campaign against her changed her life. Read the full story...

Delivering Plyometric Training
Shuttle Systems excels at delivering closed-chain and plyometric resistance training.
USA-Made Surface
Everlast with Nike Grind is a leader in sustainable sports surfacing and made in the USA.
Factory-Direct Headwear
Because it's just not a cap - it's your identity.
Neoprene Supports
PRO neoprene supports can be found in use in 34 countries around the world.
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.


NATA And APTA Settle  The NATA has announced an out-of-court settlement in its fair practice lawsuit against the American Physical Therapy Association. Within the agreement, the APTA has acknowledged that athletic trainers are qualified to perform manual therapy. Read the full story...

Excitement In The Air  For coaches, athletes, and fans, the start of a new school year is a time of hope and anticipation. But for athletic directors, fall is the time when they have to get down to the nitty gritty. Athletic Management contributor David Hoch shares what his first few weeks were like. Read the full story...

Lighting Up the Game
Better lighting makes a better game, with Qualite Sports Lighting systems.
First Aid Kit for Teeth
Save-A-Tooth is the only scientifically designed system to store and preserve knocked-out teeth for 24 hours.
Aids for All
SPRI offers training and conditioning for everyone - from student to professional athletes
Unleash Your Field
Helping unleash the possibilities of synthetic turf systems.
Volleyball Team Gear
Spike Volleyball offers the latest in volleyball team apparel and supplies.


Sled Hockey Challenge  The men’s and women’s ice hockey teams at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute took on an area sled hockey team for players with disabilities last weekend. Read the full story...

Speed Development In Baseball  Todd Brown recommends taking a scientific approach to examining the speed and agility needs of baseball athletes. Read the full story...

Comments Case Closed  An Ohio high school football coach won’t face sanctions from school officials after making post-game comments accusing the referees of doing a poor officiating job and being racist. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Facilitating Sponsorship Revenues  Chris Livingston, national sales manager at Bison, Inc., discusses how the proper indoor athletic components not only aid in revitalizing the aesthetics of a gymnasium but also generating sponsorship dollars for athletic departments. Read more...

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