March 22, 2011 - Issue 502


Moving Up, Slimming Down  The University of Nebraska-Omaha is moving to NCAA Division I, but also dropping football and wrestling, which recently won the Division II title. Read the full story...

Getting Sponsored  High schools are getting more and more of their apparel from major companies. Here’s a look at the pros and cons. Read the full story...

Standards & Rewards  Under a benchmark recommended by the Knight Commission and backed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, 10 of the 68 teams in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament would not be eligible to compete due to graduation rates. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Seating & Bleachers
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New Idea in Scheduling  This columnist wonders if there’s a better way to schedule high school sports, whereby more rivalries can develop and travel distances are shorter. Read the full story...

ASU Game Moved to Friday Night  In Arizona, high school coaches and fans react to the announcement that Arizona State’s home football game against Missouri has been moved to Friday night. Read the full story...

Athletic Directors Team Up  To help restore coaching stipends that were cut from their budgets, athletic directors at three high schools in Murrieta, Calif., are teaming up to raise $125,000 through a golf fundraiser. Read the full story...

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Tournament Time Nutrition  March Madness has arrived. For this sports dietitian at Texas A&M University, that means figuring out how to give his athletes a nutritional advantage over the competition in tournament play. Read the full story...

NATA Publishes Guidelines on Overuse  A new position statement by the NATA provides advice on the prevention of overuse injuries in athletes ages 6 to 18. Read the full story...

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Boys on Girls’ Teams  In Massachusetts, boys are allowed to play on girls’ field hockey teams, but two coaches hope to introduce new rules limiting what they can do during play. Read the full story...

Road Trip  St. Norbert and John Carroll, two NCAA Division III schools, will open their 2012 football seasons in Ireland. Read the full story...

Protecting Coaches, Too  Last week, Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar lost his eye after being hit in the face by a foul ball. This high school baseball coach advocates for all coaches to wear protective equipment. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Quality Weight Room Solutions  An interview with Mark Takkinen, Assistant Football Coach and Head Softball Coach at Fullerton (Calif.) High School. Read more...

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