May 18, 2010 - Issue 459

A Second Chance  There have been many reactions and emotions to the announcement that former Baylor Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dave Bliss is being hired as Dean of Students, Athletic Director, and Boys’ Basketball Coach at Allen Academy, the oldest prep school in Texas. Read the full story...

No Arizona Tourney  Protesting Arizona’s new immigration law, this Illinois high school basketball team will not travel to a tournament there in December. Some parents are upset at the decision. Read the full story...

One Year Not Enough?  The U.S. Department of Justice has begun an inquiry into NCAA rules regarding the awarding of athletic scholarships. It is particularly concerned that scholarships are awarded on a year-to-year basis instead of for four full years. Read the full story...

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Change Up Pitch  From instituting pitch counts at the high school level to considering wood bats at the NCAA Division II level, the sport of baseball grabbed many headlines last week. Read the full story...

Role Reversal  In Colorado, this high school wrestling coach was awarded coach of the year honors in 2008-09. He was recently arrested and charged with having sex with an underage student during the same school year. Read the full story...

HGH Proves Potent  A new study shows that Human Growth Hormone (HGH) likely does what most think it does—improves athletic performance. No study had determined this previously. Read the full story...

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Track Injuries  What are the hazards at track and field events? Here’s a look at the best safety policies for the sport—and what happens when you don’t put precautions in place. Read the full story...

Too Much Twitter  University of Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox has told his players to lay off of Twitter, which he described as “another distraction.” Read the full story...

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Unclear Firing  This former Pennsylvania high school girls’ basketball coach, who was voted out of his position at the end of April by the school board, wonders if parent board members dismissed him because their daughters didn’t get enough playing time. Read the full story...

Learning Experience  Lehigh University counts on students, including some athletes, to cover its 100-plus live video broadcast events each year. Read the full story...

Quick Links: New Athletic Administrators Hired  From Mississippi State University to SUNY Cortland to the Mississippi High School Activities Association, a number of new athletic hires were announced last week. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Quality Weight Room Solutions  An interview with Mark Takkinen, Assistant Football Coach and Head Softball Coach at Fullerton (Calif.) High School. Read more...

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