February 16, 2009 - Issue 395

Judge Rules Against NCAA  A county court judge in Ohio has restored the eligibility of Oklahoma State pitcher Andrew Oliver, who was suspended late last season for having a lawyer present during contract negotiations with a professional team while he was in high school. Read the full story...

Fired Coach Speaks Out  A high school swimming coach who was fired after ordering T-shirts that criticized a former swimmer admits he made an “error in judgment,” but otherwise defends his performance as a coach. Read the full story...

Ground Game  Instead of flying to games in Orlando and Tampa later this year, the University of Miami football team will takes buses, resulting in almost $140,000 in savings for the school. Read the full story...

Wild Ride  Last week, referees at a California boys’ basketball game awarded one team 18 technical free throws, and hence a win, in the waning seconds of the game. The decision has been overturned by the teams’ conference. Read the full story...

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Fundraising and Team Promotions  Boost team pride, fans spirit, and your athletic program's budget dollars with these products. See products...

Addressing Fan Behavior  Incidents of poor fan behavior in the high school and college sports world have been everywhere this past week. The good news is that administrators have taken a pretty tough stance in several instances. Read the full story...

… And Player Behavior  Indiana University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tom Crean has suspended one of his players indefinitely after the player threw an elbow into an opponent, was assessed a flagrant technical foul, and then was ejected from the game. Read the full story...

More Than Meets The Ice  Is ice hockey’s potential for injury a valid concern that outweighs its positive benefits? The Center for Injury Research and Policy analyzes injury rates for hockey players based on injury type and gender. Read the full story...


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Craftsmanship in Sports Medicine
Clinton Industries combines modern technology and craftsmanship to produce medical equipment that meets or exceeds industry specifications.
Insurance Programs
K&K Insurance is a recognized leader of sports, leisure, and entertainment insurance products.

Coaching Needs Met
M.A.S.A. offers competitive prices for all of your coaching and field maintenance needs.


And The Oscar Goes To …  Working in athletic administration often feels like one big production, and story lines seem like they’re straight out of Hollywood. With the Academy Awards upon us, David Hoch, Athletic Director at Loch Raven High School in Baltimore County, Md., shares images from the profession that resemble his favorite films. Read the full story...

Saying Thanks  The NFL’s Leon Washington didn’t forget where he came from when he was selected to play in this year’s Pro Bowl. He brought two of his high school coaches along for the ride. Read the full story...


Hydration Station
WissTech Enterprises manufactures one of the world's finest portable beverage dispensers, the Hydration Station
Exceeding Design Standards
TOPS is dedicated to the high standards of orthopedic product designs and manufacturing.
Custom Basketball Uniforms
XUBI Sports is a unique athletic uniform company, dedicated to maintaining a rich tradition of quality uniforms.
Total Systems Approach
Universal Sports Lighting uses a total systems approach to meeting you lighting needs and project demands.

LED Advertising
Ultravision Media offers digital advertising services, designed for LED indoor, LED outdoor, commercial-grade LCD, and Plasma displays.
Personal Training Certification
Visit the NASM to learn how you can earn credentials for fitness, sports performance, and sports medicine certifications.


Live Nation And Ticketmaster To Merge  Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., and concert promoter Live Nation announced last week that a merger was in the works. Read the full story...

Q&A With Mark O’Neal  Chicago Cubs Head Athletic Trainer Mark O’Neal and his colleagues were named the 2008 Major League Baseball Athletic Training Staff of the Year. In this interview, O’Neal talks about winning the award, the daily challenges of working in the Major Leagues, and preparing for spring training. Read the full story...

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