December 7, 2010 - Issue 488


Penalized For High Praise  After a touchdown run, Tumwater (Wash.) High School running back Ronnie Hastie took a knee and pointed his index finger toward the sky. As Hastie stood up, the referee threw a penalty flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. What’s your opinion on the call? Read the full story...

Bowl Game Instead?  The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference may forgo the FCS playoffs in order to schedule a new bowl game. Read the full story...

Social Media Suspension  In Philadelphia, a high school suspended 12 football players after they made a YouTube video mocking an opponent. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
NIAAA Preview  The Marriott World Center Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Fla., will host the 41st National Athletic Directors Conference and 34th annual National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Annual Meetings from Dec. 15-19. See products...
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PA Announcer Fired  The University of Alabama has fired a PA announcer for playing unapproved songs directed at Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. Read the full story...

Alumni Protest Black Uniforms  Parents and alumni at this New York high school objected to adding black to the color scheme of some uniforms, even if it was the players’ preference and the athletic director had sound reasons. Read the full story...

Going Green in Blue Country  The University of Michigan hosted its first-ever zero waste basketball game last weekend. Read the full story...


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Ice Hockey Faces Concussion Questions  Concern over head injuries in hockey is quickly gaining a share of the concussion spotlight and some sweeping changes to the game—from youth leagues to the NHL—could be on the way. Read the full story...

Vitamin D Recommendations  A new report that says Americans are getting more than enough vitamin D and calcium has nutritionists and dietitians scratching their heads. Read the full story...

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UMass to FBS  The University of Massachusetts is going to upgrade its football program to the Football Bowl Subdivision. Read the full story...

Injury Lawsuit  In Nevada, a high school football player who was temporarily paralyzed after making a tackle in 2008 has sued his school district over the insurance benefits provided. Read the full story...

Two Colleges Win Outdoor Facility Awards  The University of Miami and the College of Wooster were both recently honored by the PGMS for their athletic facilities. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Grass Isn't Always Greener  - Boys' Latin School of Maryland recently made the switch to synthetic turf. This is its story. Read more...

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