February 2, 2009 - Issue 393

Rivalry Gone Too Far  In just about every sport, Michigan vs. Michigan State contests are intense. But last week’s men’s ice hockey match-up between the two schools left two Michigan State student-athletes suspended for the rest of the season. Read the full story...

A Look At Prime Time  A survey by the Indianapolis Star found that Indianapolis area high school boys’ basketball teams play more than twice as many prime time Friday night games as the girls’ teams do. Read the full story...

What Recession?  Georgia Tech has found one way to stay afloat in today’s economy. The school signed a $50 million media rights renewal agreement and took on a major corporate sponsorship deal worth almost $6 million. Read the full story...

Enough Is Enough  When is a large margin of victory too much? Lopsided blowouts are again making national headlines, sparking discussion about what constitutes running up the score and how it can be avoided. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Baseball Equipment  As the 2009 baseball season nears opening day, now is the time to see that all your team equipment and facility needs are meet. See products...

Football’s Concussion Crisis  Leading medical experts announced several discoveries last week linking concussions and degenerative brain disease. Included in this data is the case of a now-deceased 18-year-old whose football-related head trauma may have contributed to a rare brain disease. Read the full story...

Know Your Recruiting Rules  The University of Washington’s brand new football coach may have inadvertently committed an NCAA violation by allowing a newspaper reporter to be present during a recruiting contact. Read the full story...

Allowing Advertising  This Massachusetts school district is contemplating allowing advertisements at its athletic facilities—fields included—in order to pre-empt expected budget cuts next school year. Read the full story...


Turnkey Design Construction
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Outdoor Facilities
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Soil Conditioner
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Sports Nutrition
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Applying Sports Knowledge
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Stepping Over The Line  A provocative routine at halftime of a boys’ high school basketball game in Georgia has led to the removal of the dance coach and the disbanding of the team. Read the full story...

Cheerleaders In Court  The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a high school cheerleader can’t sue a teammate who dropped her during a practice routine, nor can she sue the school district for lack of supervision. Read the full story...

Synthetic Turf
See how DOMO Sports Leisure Grass makes artificial grass grow.
Sports Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting: world-class leaders in sports lighting.
Regional Soil Blends
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LED Display
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Stretch-Movement Training
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First Aid Kit for Teeth
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ATCs Cut In Tennessee  A school district in Tennessee is trying to figure out what to do next school year when the athletic training positions at its schools will be cut due to hospital cutbacks. Read the full story...

Addressing Officials Issue  To encourage more people to enter the officiating ranks, two high school conferences in Indiana teamed up to present a day-long informational fair about becoming an athletic official. Read the full story...

Who’s Moving Where  Last week saw a slew of job shifts in athletics. Kansas State’s Athletic Director stepped down … The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association announced a new Director … Iowa State football has a new strength coach … Hope’s Smith to retire … and more. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Vision Training with the Pros  Designing the Junior Hack Attack Joe Maddon, Manager of the young and rapidly developing Tampa Bay Rays, is highly experienced and has been very successful with vision training. He made the following suggestions for the design of the Junior Hack Attack pitching machine. See products...

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