June 2, 2010 - Issue 461

Coach Wins Lawsuit  A former Oklahoma State assistant men’s basketball coach who sued University of Minnesota Head Coach Tubby Smith over an apparent false assurance he would be hired won $1.25 million in court Wednesday. Read the full story...

N.J. State Champs Out?  The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association held an emergency meeting last week to discuss the possibility of no longer holding some end-of-season championship events. l Read the full story...

Ticket Scandal At KU  An internal investigation at the University of Kansas found that former employees “diverted” basketball ticket sales in order to make personal profits of over $1 million. Read the full story...


 
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
2010 AEMA Convention Preview  The following companies will exhibit at the 2010 Athletic Equipment Managers' Association Convention in Chattanooga, Tenn. See products...
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Great Expectations  Dr. David Hoch, Athletic Director at Loch Raven High School in Towson, Md., explains his approach to conduct codes for coaches. The goal is to guide coaches to be great role models and professionals. Read the full story...

Date Night  Similar to Football 101 classes offered to women looking to learn more about the game, Brigham Young University is hosting a couples clinic in August. Read the full story...

Travel Limits Stand  At its spring meeting earlier this month, the Michigan High School Athletic Association denied a proposal asking for reassessment of its travel limitations. Read the full story...

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Conference Talk  As college conference meetings wrap up, talk of expansion and realignment has many administrators contemplating the future of college athletics. Read the full story...

From the Dugout  A New York high school baseball coach is on indefinite leave from his coaching duties after allegedly telling his pitchers to throw at an opposing batter. Read the full story...

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Hearty Decision  Although the University of Tennessee would not allow former men’s basketball player Emmanuel Negedu to play on its squad after his heart suddenly stopped beating during a preseason workout, the University of New Mexico is welcoming him on its team. Read the full story...

Follow Up: Scholarships  In a follow-up to our blog two weeks ago on scholarships in college sports, we offer two stories about college athletes who thought they had four years of college tuition covered, but did not. Read the full story...

You Play, I’ll Play  NFL quarterback Brett Favre told the University of Southern Mississippi baseball team that if it makes it to the College World Series again this year, he’ll play another year in the NFL. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Why Aerification is Important!  Aerification is one of the most important cultural practices turf professionals can do to ensure athletic fields are safe and healthy. With this being the case, some might ask why it's not done more frequently. Read more...

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