February 9, 2009 - Issue 394

Breaking The Ice  After an ice storm forced Murray State University to shut down, the women’s basketball team got an invite from its rival, the University of Tennessee-Martin, where the team will live and practice until its campus reopens. Read the full story...

On The Dotted Line  Last Wednesday was the first day that high school seniors in football and several other sports could sign a National Letter of Intent. Beyond who is going where, a number of articles provide a look at some of the behind-the-scenes news on the recruiting front. Read the full story...

Girls On The Baseball Diamond  Facing a lawsuit from a high school freshman girl who wants to try out for her school’s baseball team, the Indiana High School Athletic Association has decided baseball and softball are not comparable sports and that girls can try out for baseball. Read the full story...

Answering To The Fans  When University of Colorado Athletic Director Mike Bohn moved a few men’s basketball games to a later time slot to appease Fox Sports Net’s telecast schedules, he had to explain himself to local fans who felt the later start time was a disservice to them. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Sports Apparel and Team Equipment  See what new technologies and customizing options sports apparel companies are offering athletic departments this season. See products...

Travel Busting Your Budget?  We asked eight athletic administrators to answer a question on everyone’s mind these days: How are you keeping increased travel costs from busting your budget? Read the full story...

Scorekeepers Go Too Far  Two scorekeepers working a Massachusetts high school boys’ basketball game last week may face assault and battery charges after they had an altercation at the table during the game. Read the full story...

Q&A with Deitre Collins-Parker  Congratulations to Deitre Collins-Parker! In January, the Cornell University Head Women’s Volleyball Coach was chosen as a recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award. This past week, she was introduced as the new Head Volleyball Coach at San Diego State. In this interview, Collins talks about making the transition from athlete to coach and encouraging minority involvement in the sport. Read the full story...

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Are Heart Screens Needed?  In 2007, the Texas state legislature allocated $1 million for a statewide study to determine whether electrocardiograms (EKGs) and echocardiograms should be mandatory for all students in Texas. The first high school to participate found that a dozen of the 237 students screened needed follow-up care. Read the full story...

No To Hypnosis  A Kansas school district has told its high school boys’ basketball coach to stop holding team hypnosis sessions. Read the full story...

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Standing Behind Your Coach  Sometimes, what a coach needs most is a boost of confidence. At the University of Maryland, Athletic Director Debbie Yow did just that for Head Men’s Basketball Coach Gary Williams. Read the full story...

Sensational Shot  This Oklahoma high school boys’ basketball player created quite a media frenzy two weeks ago when his three-point backwards “swat” shot made SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays feature. Read the full story...

Deaf Footballer Lands Scholarship  A high school football player from the Maryland School for the Deaf has accepted a scholarship offer from NCAA Division I Towson University. Read the full story...

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