November 23, 2010 - Issue 486


No Kickoffs?  New Jersey’s Committee on Medical Aspects of Sports is calling for a ban on kickoffs in high school football, saying that the game would be safer without them. Read the full story...

Violent Crimes Not Okay  Last week NCAA president Mark Emmert met for 90 minutes with Katherine Redmond, an advocate for NCAA legislation that would punish athletes who commit crimes against others, such as rape or abuse. Read the full story...

LHSAA Files Suit  The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has filed a lawsuit, saying the state has no right to interfere with its operations. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
NFCA Preview  The 2010 National Fastpitch Coaches Association National Convention will be held Dec. 8-11 in San Diego, Calif. The following companies will be among those exhibiting. See products...
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Conduct Policy Criticized  In Connecticut, a mother and father are upset with a high school conduct policy that forced their daughter to be suspended from her last game for being at a party where there was alcohol. Read the full story...

Looking Ahead  Why does Michigan State have 11-11-11 painted on its basketball floor, in red, white, and blue? Read the full story...

Standing By Their Coach  About 60 members of the Muskogee (Ariz.) High School community, including players, parents, and boosters, challenged the firing of the school’s football coach. Read the full story...

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Horse Sense  In Ohio and Pennsylvania, high school athletic boosters are trying a new spin on the old Las Vegas night. Using video projection, they’re hosting an evening of virtual horseracing to create an effective, adult-oriented fundraiser. Read the full story...

More Sand Volleyball  The University of Alabama-Birmingham has announced it will begin a sand volleyball team. We recently reported on Tulane University’s decision to start a sand team. Read the full story...

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Threat Calls Off Banquet  In New Hampshire, a threatening e-mail from the Gridiron Club’s Treasurer caused the school’s athletic director to postpone the fall athletic banquet. The club will no longer be affiliated with the school. Read the full story...

New Voice  The Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), two years in the making, is focused on delivering an important message: Athletes perform better and are better protected with a full-time sports dietitian on staff. Read the full story...

High School Administrators Honored  The NIAAA and NFHS have announced the athletic administrators they will honor at their annual convention. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Converting a Baseball Field for Softball  When Canton Joint Recreation Department Director Nadine Sawaya heard that the U.S. Women's Olympic Softball Team was coming to the Thurman Munson Stadium in Ohio, she knew she was going to have to convert the baseball field into a softball field. But she had no worries or concerns. Sawaya knew that a superior team deserved a superior facility, and she knew exactly which superior team could supply her with the things she needed. Read more...

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