November 16, 2010 - Issue 485


Hazing Leads to Suspensions  In Massachusetts, five high school girls’ soccer players were suspended from their team and the state tournament due to allegedly hazing freshman teammates. Read the full story...

Woodward Issues Apology  After implying on a radio show that the University of Oregon’s athletic success has come at the expense of academics, University of Washington Athletic Director Scott Woodward apologized and clarified his thoughts. Read the full story...

NWLC Issues 12 Complaints  In an unprecedented move, the National Women’s Law Center has filed 12 complaints of Title IX violations in public school districts nationwide, all based on females being underrepresented in their high school sports programs. Read the full story...

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Bat Debate Update  While November’s chill signaled the end of another Major League Baseball season, the debate over bats at high school and collegiate levels remains hot. From a legislative proposal in California that called for a metal bat moratorium to a survey of college coaches that revealed they prefer aluminum to wood, the involved parties are as split on the issue as ever. Read the full story...

Not Playing in Pink  After allegedly being cut from the team for wearing pink cleats during a game (for breast cancer awareness), a high school football player sued his school district. While the case appeared resolved late last week, now the lawsuit is back on. Read the full story...

Conference Sanctions Coach  The ACC has suspended Florida State women’s soccer coach Mark Krikorian one game and docked the school $40,000 for leaving the Seminoles’ starters at home to rest instead of playing in the ACC tournament. Read the full story...

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Fundamental Disconnect  Should young athletes train the same as seasoned athletes? Vern Gambetta provides his views on progressive development. Read the full story...

All in the Stitching  An NFHS rule enacted in 2009 does not allow high school cross country runners to wear visible undergarments that are more than one color. Here’s the story of what happened to one team that did. Read the full story...

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Serving Proudly  SUNY-Maritime’s Head Football Coach, a lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve, is preparing to be deployed overseas. Read the full story...

Lost & Found  A Connecticut high school football coach has admitted to using another team’s play list in a game—found after an opposing player lost it on the field—and was suspended by his school for one game. Read the full story...

Congrats to Rick Cole  Rick Cole was recently elected to chair the NCAA Division II Management Council, effective at the end of the 2011 Convention. Athletic Management interviewed Cole for a Q&A in June. Read the full story...

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