Baseball Player Sues Kentucky  A University of Kentucky baseball player is suing the school after he claims university officials forced him into NCAA questioning he knew nothing about. Read the full story...

Bad Sign?  This Massachusetts high school is reportedly the first in the state to eliminate its athletic director position, effective at the end of the school year. Read the full story...

Bowl Game Bonuses  Taking a look at how a bowl game invite impacts much more than just the football team, including the rest of the school and its conference. Read the full story...

Policy Not Followed  A Colorado high school athletic director is on administrative leave after not reporting or punishing two cheerleaders who were caught drinking on school grounds last month. Read the full story...

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Enabling Media Coverage  With many cash-strapped newspapers cutting back on their coverage of local high school sports this year, what is the athletic director’s role in getting media coverage for his or her teams? David Hoch provides his thoughts and ideas. Read the full story...

Use Of Hostesses Questioned  The University of Tennessee is facing scrutiny—and an NCAA investigation—for reportedly using attractive female students as hostesses to help the coaching staff recruit football players. Read the full story...

Lawsuit Stops Championships  The West Virginia state cheerleading championships for Class AA schools have been postponed after one school filed a lawsuit saying its team was assessed penalty points that contradict NFHS rules at a qualifying tournament. Read the full story...

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Strength Training in Paradise  During Thanksgiving break, Rich Jacobs, Strength Coach for the Xavier University women’s basketball team, accompanied the squad to the Bahamas for a tournament. Though traveling to a resort location for work may sound like a strength coach’s fantasy, being on the road presents all sorts of challenges, he says. Read the full story...

Sculpting a Shoulder  New research from the University of Michigan Health System shows patients who have recurrent shoulder dislocations may benefit from surgical reconstruction using cadaver bone and cartilage to essentially “sculpt” a new shoulder. Read the full story...

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An Off-Season of Giving  In our November issue of Training & Conditioning we featured the training protocol of Matt Szczur, a two-sport athlete in football and baseball at Villanova University. His winter off-season will not include any rest, however, as he has volunteered his bone marrow to a one-year old girl. Read the full story...

Just A Trim?  After this South Carolina high school wrestler was told by a referee that his hair was too long, his coach cut it without the athlete’s or his parents’ approval—resulting in a complaint from the athlete’s family. Read the full story...

Teen Athletes and Pregnancy  While there are NCAA policies in place protecting pregnant athletes from losing their scholarships, the issue remains largely untouched in high schools. ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” examines the issue here. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Baseball Legend Joins All-Star Team  Michael C. Cowen worked for major corporations for 24 years, beginning his career as an engineer and ending as the VP of Operations at a $40 million company. His strong entrepreneurial spirit prompted him to start his own company, Sportable Scoreboards, nearly three decades ago. Here, he shares some big news. Read more...

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