October 19, 2009 - Issue 430
Fake Page, Real Trouble In the wake of some players creating a fake MySpace page for their high school football coach, an assistant coach is out of a job and some parents are upset over the way things were handled. Read the full story...
$500 May Be Too Much Athletics participation is down at least 20 percent—and a few teams don’t have enough players—at this Ohio high school where athletic participation fees are now $500. Read the full story...
When A Contract Goes Unsigned Billy Gillispie and the University of Kentucky have settled the lawsuits filed after he was dismissed as the school’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Gillispie will receive about half of the $6 million he was seeking. He had never signed a contract during his two years coaching the Wildcats. Read the full story...
Construction Continues Though the projects are privately funded, the University of California is having a tough time defending the construction of a $340 million athletics facility while the state is in the middle of an incredible financial crisis. Read the full story...
Another Weightlifting Injury After one of their top players was seriously injured when the physio-ball he was doing dumbbell presses on popped, the Sacramento Kings sent an e-mail to other NBA teams about the potential dangers of using the balls. Read the full story...
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Resume Exaggeration At this California high school, an athletic director is being questioned about his choice of a new baseball coach who appears to have beefed up his resume a little too much. Read the full story...
Dancing Shoes Ceal Barry, an Associate Athletic Director and former longtime women’s basketball coach at the University of Colorado, will take part in a dancing competition modeled after the hit show “Dancing With The Stars,” which will raise money for the local YWCA branch. Read the full story...
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No Following Allowed In Massachusetts, a golf course manager has decided that parents who were previously allowed to walk along the course in order to follow their children competing in matches are no longer allowed to do so. Read the full story...
False Step Acceleration Using data-driven analysis, Todd Brown breaks down the effectiveness of using a “false” (or backward) first step as an acceleration tool. His findings may surprise you. Read the full story...
ASBA Annual Meeting The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) offers educational sessions and its new Field Builder Certification exam at its upcoming annual meeting in December. Read the full story...