October 26, 2009 - Issue 431

Parent Assaults Coach’s Father  A parking lot incident at a California high school following a field hockey game appears to have started with a father questioning his daughter’s coach about playing time and ended with the player’s father punching the coach’s father. Read the full story...

First Sand Team  The University of Southern California has announced it will add sand volleyball as a sport—as long as it is approved as an emerging sport at the NCAA Convention in January. Read the full story...

The Writing On The Wall?  This Georgia high school athletic director and football coach was arrested but says he is not guilty of painting a graffiti message about two school employees on a nearby road. His lawyer says there is a political agenda at play. Read the full story...

Saving Money Thru Same Opponents  In an effort to help teams fill their non-conference schedules without traveling too far, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football teams will play two games against the same conference opponent in 2011. Read the full story...

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Cheerleading Conduct  After a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed by a former cheerleader, the Marshall University athletic department has put in place preventive measures, including having participants sign a code of conduct and having supervision at all practices. Read the full story...

Update: Resume Exaggeration  The California high school athletic director who has been under scrutiny for agreeing to hire a baseball coach despite his beefed-up resume has decided to start the coaching search from scratch. Read the full story...

QB’s Dad Urges Firing  The father of the University of Maryland’s starting quarterback started a thread on a fan message board last week, asking school officials to fire Athletic Director Debbie Yow. Read the full story...

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Pros & Cons  There are currently two proposals on the table to eliminate some or all printed media guides in NCAA Division I. What are the pros and cons of the idea? Read the full story...

NCAA Meetings Recap  Last week, the main legislative bodies of the NCAA met to discuss new proposals in all three Divisions. Some of their decisions were significant. Read the full story...

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All In One Facility  The University of Iowa is one of the latest schools to open a one-stop shop for sports medicine on its campus. The Institute for Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation houses strength training and cardiovascular equipment, x-ray and MRI imaging capabilities, 16 exam rooms, and four physical therapy treatment rooms. Read the full story...

On The Recruiting Trail  When fans try to recruit an athlete … Tennessee women’s program reports recruiting violation … Proposed new rules in NCAA men’s basketball … Impressing recruits with helicopters … How Delaware didn’t recruit Elena Delle Donne. Read the full story...

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