October 5, 2009 - Issue 428

Bible Verses Banned  After several complaints, this Georgia high school cheerleading team is no longer allowed to hold up banners with bible verses printed on them for the football team to run through. Read the full story...

Bad News Bearcats  Not quite seven months removed from its first appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament, the Binghamton University men’s basketball team is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, and Athletic Director Joel Thirer has resigned. Here’s a look at all that has happened. Read the full story...

Charting New Waters  In Indiana, a charter school has come under fire for assembling a powerhouse boys’ basketball team. Some worry other charter schools may become magnets for the state’s top athletes. Read the full story...

Next NCAA Leader  The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a few guesses at who will become the next President of the NCAA. Our favorite is Ohio State’s Gene Smith, and yes, Condoleezza Rice is on the list. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Lower-Body Training  Coaches and athletes know that improving speed, power, and performance starts with a strong base. These products give athletes a leg up in training their lower bodies. See products...
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Game Delay  What do you do when your football officiating crew doesn’t show up? That was the nightmare for Southport (Ind.) Athletic Director Pete Hubert last weekend. Read the full story...

Just For Girls  Tentatively calling it espnW, ESPN is in the initial stages of building a Web site just for girls’ high school sports. Read the full story...

Coach Bans Twitter  In response to one of his players’ tweets about him being late to a team meeting, Texas Tech University Head Football Coach Mike Leach banned all players from using Twitter. The offending tweeter has also been suspended. Read the full story...

Feel the Difference
8-Ball Nutrition: The next generation pre-workout formula.
Sports Surfacing
The Polytan Difference: We do everything ourselves!
First and Only
Concret: the world's first and only purely concentrated creatine.
Lighting Up the Game
Better lighting makes a better game, with Qualite Sports Lighting systems.


Inside Their Heads  Last week, University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was the poster boy for concussions, which led to many articles on this injury. We also report on two new studies of interest. Read the full story...

In Ice Hockey  While most of the current talk about concussions relates to football players, winter sports are right around the corner. A 12-minute educational video titled “Concussions in Hockey: Signs, Symptoms and Playing Safe” has just been released and can be downloaded for free. Read the full story...

Volleyball Team Gear
Spike Volleyball offers the latest in volleyball team apparel and supplies.
field customization
Sprinturf offers field customization to all customers, with an extensive selection of fiber choices and color options.
Resilient Surfacing
Surface America offers poured, rolled, and molded tiles for many indoor applications.
What's Your Team Apparel Need?
An easier way to shop for wrestling, running, and volleyball team apparel and accessories.


Update: KU Trademark Case Ruling  A sportswear company has been ordered to pay the University of Kansas more than $660,000 because of trademark infringement. Read the full story...

Not A White Out  We covered the Kansas trademark case last year in a feature article about how to best protect your logo and other intellectual property. Read the full story...

Screening For ACLs  A new study has found that screening the knee muscles of a non-injured female athlete with electromyography (EMG) technology can determine if she is at high risk for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Al Biancani on the Shuttle MVP  Al Biancani, EdD, CSCS*D, owner of Biancani Fitness Training Rehabilitation and former Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Monarchs talks about his career and how he uses the Shuttle MVP. Read more...

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