April 13, 2010 - Issue 454

Principles of Conduct  Rutgers Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Hill has reportedly been let go, due to a violation of a “principles of conduct” clause in his contract, one week after a profanity-laced outburst during a baseball game. Read the full story...

More Policies Needed?  A recent survey of Colorado’s high schools found that more than a quarter of them don’t have a concussion policy, and in those that do, sometimes a coach or parent makes the return-to-play decision. Read the full story...

Money Matters  A look at some revenue-driven changes that will be discussed in upcoming NCAA meetings, such as tournament and conference expansion. Read the full story...


 
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Inside Voice  In many parts of the country, early spring means outdoor teams practice indoors. Here are some tips for dealing with the challenge. Read the full story...

Coach Surprised By Firing  Though University of Northern Iowa’s head wrestling coach signed a three-year contract extension prior to this season, he was fired suddenly last week. Read the full story...

Athletic Directors on Facebook  Athletic Management is now on Facebook! Take a look and join your colleagues from around the country in hearing the latest news and sharing opinions on hot topics. Click on “Become a Fan” at the top of the page. Read the full story...

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Elite Hoopsters  Xavier University Strength and Conditioning Coach Rich Jacobs evaluates how his strength training program contributed to the Musketeers’ stellar run to the NCAA Division I women’s basketball Elite Eight this season. Read the full story...

Research Review  A look at recent research of interest to athletic trainers that was presented at the 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting. Read the full story...

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Staying On  After rallies by students and other supporters, a Texas high school athletic director and football coach will retain his position following a DWI arrest. Read the full story...

Mascot Battle Ends  The University of North Dakota will retire its Fighting Sioux nickname after a court ruling upheld an earlier decision to do so by the state’s Board of Higher Education. Read the full story...

One More Thing  After concluding the pre-game ground rules meeting, this Ohio softball coach surprised the opposing coach with a marriage proposal. Read the full story...

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