October 12, 2010 - Issue 480


Not Home for Homecoming  In California, the Menlo-Atherton High School football team did not play their homecoming game at home last weekend after a judge ruled they would not be allowed to turn their stadium lights on. Read the full story...

Networks Leading Change  The presence of conference-wide TV networks is driving widespread changes for college athletic departments. Read the full story...

Without Symptoms  It’s no secret that suffering a concussion can have long-term effects on an athlete’s brain. But can that damage occur even if no concussion symptoms are present? A new study says yes. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Lower Body  Great athletes are built from the ground up. Today's strength and conditioning coaches have a wide range of tools at their disposal when working on lower body training. See products...
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New Ideas on Inclusion  At both the high school and college levels, athletic directors are increasingly struggling with crafting the right policies for transgender athletes. A national group has now come out with a list of 10 guiding principles. Read the full story...

Don’t Agree with the Ref  At this Ohio high school, a tennis player was suspended by her coach after agreeing with a referee’s call. Read the full story...

Two New Tools  If you like comparative data, check out this story about two new tools now available: The Austen Sports Index “grades” college teams, while a recruiting Web site has ranked athletic departments based on both academics and athletics. Read the full story...

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No Extra Energy Allowed  The Virginia High School League has voted to officially ban energy drinks from high school sports. Read the full story...

Other Choices  This article, published in Training & Conditioning, provides a comprehensive rundown on choosing sports drinks, which are a better alternative to energy drinks. Read the full story...

Making Fields Look Great
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Best Policies for Traditions  In this New Jersey school district, administrators decided to not let fans begin a tailgating tradition due to safety concerns. They allowed a pep rally instead. Read the full story...

Crafting an Identity  Atlantic Cape Community College is re-branding, and changing its uniforms and logos as a result. Read the full story...

Playing it Safe  A high school football team in Rhode Island has withdrawn from a game because of the size disparity between its players and the opponent. Read the full story...

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