August 24, 2010 - Issue 473

Financial Reports In  In its annual report of member institutions’ finances, the NCAA says only 14 athletic departments in Division I-A turned a profit in the 2008-2009 school year, which is down from 25 schools in the previous year. Read the full story...

Public vs. Private  The Ohio High School Athletic Association is considering splitting up public and private schools’ postseasons, citing a competitive imbalance. Read the full story...

Tailgating Changes at Iowa  The University of Iowa is implementing new tailgating policies in an attempt to limit drinking. Read the full story...




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Donation Confusion  A school in Rhode Island has run into roadblocks attempting to disperse some of the $90,000 donated to its athletic program. Read the full story...

Draft Debate  The NCAA’s new president supports applying a baseball-like draft structure to basketball. Read the full story...

From Two to One  How do you create a new identity when two high schools combine into one? We talked to Lorain (Ohio) High School Athletic Director Bryan Koury, who is completing the process right now. Read the full story...

Passion for the Game
Gilman Gear makes the practice field a safe place, the game field a show place, and game day a fun-filled place.
Hands on Deck
Pro's Choice offers a whole team of products to help make your infield the best it can be.
Attacks Performance
Improve athlete balance and reaction time with the MAXX Attack Trainer.
LED Display
Check out Varsity Scoreboards' VSBX- 314LED: 8' x 4' scoreboard features 18-inch super-bright 100,000-hour rated LED displays.


Concussions and ALS  As research continues to link repeated head trauma to major long-term health issues, a new study shows concussions may lead to potentially fatal diseases. Read the full story...

Coach Coverage  At high schools with crunched budgets, like this one in Florida, coaches are doubling as athletic trainers. Read the full story...

Aids for All
SPRI offers training and conditioning for everyone - from student to professional athletes
Bring on the Competition
The NCAA trusts UCS to improve the competitive experience for its athletes. How about yours?
Hydration Station
WissTech Enterprises manufactures one of the world's finest portable beverage dispensers, the Hydration Station
What's Your Team Apparel Need?
An easier way to shop for wrestling, running, and volleyball team apparel and accessories.


Raging Bull at Little Rock  University of Arkansas-Little Rock Associate Athletic Director Gary Hogan has no qualms about taking on unique challenges, which is why he participated in a boxing match against former MLB American League MVP Jose Canseco. Read the full story...

A Year Away  After being suspended for a violation of school rules, this high school quarterback will sit out his senior season and prepare with private trainers for his freshman year at the University of Georgia. Read the full story...

Congrats to Hatfield Clubb  Last week, Drake University Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb was honored as a 2010 Woman of Influence by the Des Moines Business Record. We spoke to Hatfield Clubb about furthering community relations in an Athletic Management cover story earlier this year. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
CushionFall Sport Rubber Crumb Infill:  Engineered for safety, durability, and aesthetics. An interview with Kent Rotert, Director of Sales and Marketing for CushionFall Sport. Read more...

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