March 9, 2011 - Issue 500


Digging Into the Past  A six-month study revealed that many college athletes have criminal pasts, which most athletic departments do not check. Richard Lapchick told CBS News, “I think, as a general population, these are going to be stunning statistics to try to absorb, and policy changes will hopefully come about as a result.” Read the full story...

Opening the Doors  In Georgia, legislators are debating a bill to allow charter school students to participate in high school athletics. Read the full story...

Player Death  A high school basketball player in Michigan collapsed and died hours after hitting a game-winning shot. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Knee Braces and Supports  Whether you are looking to prevent, protect or rehab a knee injury, these braces and supports will prove to be effective measures for improving athletic performance. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Outdoor Facility Equipment
The following outdoor facility equipment-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Adding Up  Moving to the NCAA Division I level has helped South Dakota State significantly increase its overall athletics revenue. Read the full story...

Spirit of Sport Award  When the previously undefeated New Kensington (Pa.) Valley High School softball team’s season ended with an umpire calling an illegal pitch, the players were devastated. So why did they welcome the umpire at their team dinner? Read the full story...

No-Shows  Many college basketball teams are struggling with attendance, especially in Oklahoma. Read the full story...

Applying Sports Knowledge
Human Kinetics is the information leader in physical activity.
Athletic Field Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting has been designing and manufacturing athletic field lighting systems since 1976.
Hilltopper Mound Clay
The easy way to build a mound, natural mound clay enhanced with polymer.
Nature's Wellness Drink
Refuel and recover after workouts with Milk, nature's wellness drink.


Honoring ATCs  March is National Athletic Training Month, and through our Web site, we are excited to honor those athletic trainers who go above and beyond. Read about inspirational ATCs and join the discussion by honoring an athletic trainer you work with or admire. Read the full story...

Tale of the Toe  This video from Duke University provides a behind-the-scenes look at men’s basketball phenom Kyrie Irving’s rehab from a tricky toe injury. Read the full story...

Hands on Deck
Pro's Choice offers a whole team of products to help make your infield the best it can be.
Institute-Trained Professionals
C.H.E.K. Institute-trained professionals are among the most sought-after fitness professional in their respective fields.
Lighting Up the Game
Better lighting makes a better game, with Qualite Sports Lighting systems.
Vibrosphere
Vibrosphere(R) is an innovative device that combines balance-training with vibration.
Power of Resistance
Powering athlete performance through resistance.


What Now?  When the Chico (Calif.) Unified School District slashed its funding for high school sports three years ago, boosters stepped up, raising about $100,000 a year. But now they say the well is dry and new solutions are needed. Read the full story...

Placeholder In Place  The University of Miami has named an acting athletic director while the search for a permanent one begins. Read the full story...

WSF Elects New President  Who would have thought that a boxer could become leader of the Women’s Sports Foundation? Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Minimizing Incidents Through Coaching Education  More than 30 state high school associations recognize and accept American Sport Education Program (ASEP) courses. Here's how you and your coaches can get involved. Read more...

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