December 21, 2010 - Issue 490


Referee Attacked  After being given a technical foul, this Florida high school basketball player pushed the referee to the ground. He has been thrown off the team and suspended from school. Read the full story...

Hazing Tied to Death  St. Thomas College in Canada has suspended its men’s volleyball team after team members participated in a hazing ritual and an athlete later died. Read the full story...

Lights, Camera, Action  The Polytechnic High School football team in California will be the subject of a nine-episode TV series. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
2011 ABCA Convention Preview  The 2011 ABCA Convention is January 6-9 in Nashville, Tenn. The following companies will be exhibiting at the show. See products...
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In Hot Water  Last week saw a slew of high school and college athletic teams called out for breaking governing body rules. Results included fines, losing scholarships, and probation. Read the full story...

Demoted for Being Gay?  The Associate Head Women’s Golf Coach at the University of Minnesota is alleging she was given a desk job after her superiors found out she was gay. Read the full story...

Hitting the Pavement  By partnering with a local shopping center, the Big South Conference raised $10,000 for middle school athletics with its inaugural 5K road race. Read the full story...

Pilates Innovator
Balanced Body, Inc. has provided innovation in Pilates equipment since 1976.
Outdoor Facilities
Century offers mobile special event facilities that increase the scope and enjoyment of outdoor events.
USA-Made Surface
Everlast with Nike Grind is a leader in sustainable sports surfacing and made in the USA.
Closer to Nature
FieldTurf fields are designed to closely replicate natural grass playing surfaces in any climate and weather condition.


Club Sport Conundrum  Some University of Vermont club sport athletes are lobbying for more athletic training coverage of their practices and contests. Read the full story...

Full Coverage  In this article, previously published in Training & Conditioning, an athletic trainer at Boston University explains her school’s recently upgraded sports medicine coverage of club teams. Read the full story...

Applying Sports Knowledge
Human Kinetics is the information leader in physical activity.
Backed by Research
Keiser's research-backed strength-training equipment is used worldwide by all levels of sports teams.
Coldtub
The PolarPool is the state-of-the-art, multifunctional cryotherapy spa.
Breakthrough Hot/Cold Therapy
Pro-Tec Athletics offers more than 30 products, ranging from highly effective orthopedic supports to breakthrough innovations in hot/cold therapy.
Synthetic Surfaces Inc.
Synthetic Surfaces Inc. is an adhesive company that specializes in one-part curing urethanes for installing synthetic turf, wood floors, and sport and recreational surfaces.


Speaking Out  A former athlete speaks out against one New York high school’s discipline policy for athletes. Read the full story...

On Second Thought  Bubba Cunningham was thought to be taking the University of Kansas Athletic Director job, but has instead decided to stay at Tulsa. Read the full story...

Life Savers  A look at athletic trainers who have been in the headlines recently, including two who saved a life then got laid off a week later. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Converting Baseball to 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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