November 2, 2009 - Issue 432

Clothing Choice Costs Team Title  This Maryland high school cross country team would have won the county championship last Monday, but a runner’s black compression shorts had contrasting white stitching—an NFHS uniform violation. Read the full story...

Coach Calls Foul  Former Brandeis University softball coach and professor Mary Sullivan is suing the school under Title VII, alleging age discrimination in her firing three years ago. Read the full story...

Painting Rocks Or Hazing?  Administrators at East Stroudsburg University barred the school’s field hockey team from participating in its conference playoffs due to allegations of a team hazing activity. Team members say they were simply painting rocks around the field. Read the full story...

Season Of The Swine Flu  Should playoffs be postponed if a school participating is closed due to an outbreak of H1N1 flu? That’s just one of the questions administrators are struggling with right now. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Facility Solutions  It's easier for athletes to perform at their best when they're using top-notch facilities. And when your facilities look good, so do you. Here are some facility success stories from around the country. See products...
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Raise Causes Controversy  Western Kentucky University Athletic Director Wood Selig is up for a raise this week, even after the school president told faculty and staff last year that raises would not be given to anyone on staff. Read the full story...

Division I Finances  The release of two reports is shedding new light on finances among NCAA Division I institutions. The initial response from university presidents and athletics directors is a call for cost-curbing legislation. Read the full story...

Like Lane Kiffin  University of Tennessee Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin is mentioned in a line of controversial rap artist Lil Wayne’s newest song. Kiffin says the exposure is good for the Volunteers program. Read the full story...

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GSV's extra effort in turf technology is what separates the champions from the competition.
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Concussion Recovery  This Massachusetts pediatrician recommends that athletes who suffer a concussion limit not only their daily physical action post-concussion, but also mental stimulation—by taking part in “cocoon therapy.” Read the full story...

Testing Proposal  The NCAA Division I Legislative Council is currently considering a proposal that would make a sickle cell solubility test (SST) a required part of pre-participation physicals. If passed, it would apply to D-I athletes in all sports, including incoming freshmen who participate in voluntary summer workouts on campus. Read the full story...

Prevent MRSA
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Field Customization
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Overstepping Religious Bounds?  Penn State University officials are fielding some complaints about the T-shirts worn at its white out game. From a distance, the design on the shirts looks like a religious cross. Read the full story...

No Home Advantage  This Wisconsin high school will be playing all of its football playoff games on the road due to a clerical error that the athletic director is taking full responsibility for. Read the full story...

Get Your CEUs Here  The online CEU quiz for the November issue of Training & Conditioning is now available and waiting for you to take it. You can also access quizzes from back issues through this link.

CASE STUDY
Fundraising, Savings Grow an Athletic Program  Citizens of a small town in Iowa raised over $2 million to build a state-of-the-art athletic complex. How did they do it? Here are some secrets to their success. Read more...

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