August 17, 2010 - Issue 472

Bat Safety Accord Reached  The California Interscholastic Federation has agreed on a new safety standard for metal bats. Read the full story...

New Oregon Athletic Center Criticized  The new, $14.7 million University of Oregon athletic center is the subject of criticism in Eugene. Read the full story...

Court Roundup  Headlines in legal news were aplenty last week, ranging from an injury lawsuit to employment discrimination to coaching contracts. Read the full story...




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Silent Protest  Two athletic directors in Massachusetts say they were “gagged” and not allowed to respond to a school board member who questioned why the board had to cover an $8,000 budget shortfall. Read the full story...

Conflicting Accounts  After a report in the Indianapolis Star alleging mistreatment of women’s basketball players at IUPUI, the team’s coach says the complaints are not true. Read the full story...

Rough Cuts  Football teams at some North Carolina high schools are in danger of seeing their season cancelled after the district eliminated their athletic director and athletic trainers. Read the full story...

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Let the Season Begin  Eight weeks after losing their entire athletics budget, boosters at Saugerties (N.Y.) High School raised the $300,000 they needed to preserve the program. Read the full story...

What is Overtrained Athlete Syndrome?  As a way to explain testing positive for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing blamed a condition called Overtrained Athlete Syndrome, claiming doctors were supporting the diagnosis. Read the full story...

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Attention Grabber  Getting used to the spotlight is just one of the challenges facing the new football coach at Washington, D.C.’s Coolidge High School as her team begins formal practices. Read the full story...

From Rugby to Biking  This news roundup provides a look at what new sports high schools and colleges are adding this fall. Read the full story...

Balancing Act  The confluence of preseason practice and Ramadan present challenges for Muslin athletes. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Canisius High School Turns to A-Turf  In the world of athletics, competition comes in all shapes and sizes. For one school in western New York, competition is measured in a myriad of ways, including square footage--78,000 sq. ft. to be exact. Read more...

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