May 25, 2010 - Issue 460

Pole Vault Death  A Grinnell College track and field athlete died last week after sustaining injuries during a pole vault competition the previous Friday. Read the full story...

Softball Hazing  In California, a high school softball coach has apologized for a hazing incident in which players were forced to drink soda out of a shoe if they struck out in that day’s game. Read the full story...

Booze OK, With Stipulations  A House proposal in Minnesota would allow the state’s colleges to serve alcohol in premium seats, but only if at least one-third of those in general seating are provided the same opportunity—and 75 percent of revenue would have to go to scholarships. Read the full story...


 
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Social Security  A look at the University of Missouri’s efforts to keep players from getting in trouble on social media Web sites. Read the full story...

Concussions in Congress  Last week, a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., explored the impact concussions have on high school student-athletes, while a new report found problems with the way the injuries are reported. Read the full story...

Too Many Transfers?  In this article, a reporter takes a look at a rash of transfers plaguing the Oregon State University women’s basketball team. Read the full story...

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Refusal To Compete  An Ohio high school tennis player who refused to compete in a match on a Saturday for religious reasons was disqualified from the tournament along with his doubles partner. Read the full story...

NAIA Cheer And Dance  The NAIA will begin sponsoring competitive cheer and dance in 2010-11, and plans to hold a championship as soon as the spring of 2012. Read the full story...

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Chip Off the Old Block  Thirty years ago, Mount Pleasant (Calif.) High School Athletic Director Frank Lopez Jr. was a water boy roaming the sidelines, while his father was the team’s Head Football Coach. These days, there are still two Lopezes on the Mount Pleasant sidelines, but it’s the younger one calling the shots. Read the full story...

Kudos to Rick Villarreal  Last week, University of North Texas Athletic Director Rick Villarreal was given a contract extension through 2015. We spoke to Villarreal for a cover story in Athletic Management on developing an inclusive environment. Read the full story...

Awarding Excellence  The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) is now accepting entries for its awards program in athletic facility design and construction. Read the full story...

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The Evolution of HEXPAD  In a move that further strengthened its business and set a new standard in the vibrant category of protective apparel, McDavid introduced its revolutionary and innovative HEXPAD technology to the marketplace in 2003. Read more...

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