March 29, 2011 - Issue 503


To Play in the Postseason or Not …  That was the question this month for many college basketball teams that did not make it to the NCAA Division I big dance, but were invited to other tournaments instead. Read the full story...

Debating Cuts  In Florida, administrators have begun debating how to balance their budgets—and whether sports can survive. Read the full story...

Iowa Investigation Finished  The investigation into what caused 13 University of Iowa football players to be hospitalized in January has come up with some interesting conclusions and recommendations. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Volleyball Courts and Equipment  Set the tone for volleyball success by providing your coaches and players with a court and equipment they can be proud of. For the latest and greatest in volleyball equipment offerings, check out these respected manufacturers. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Natural Turf Maintenance
The following natural turf maintenance-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Steroid Testing Needed?  A Connecticut drug ring that resulted in steroids being distributed to high school athletes has revived the debate over the need for testing. Read the full story...

Task Force Looking for Solutions  In North Carolina, a task force created in the wake of last year’s academic scandal at UNC is studying the intersection between athletics and academics at the state’s public campuses. Read the full story...

Should We Add Lights?  An Illinois school district is debating the idea of putting lights around a local stadium. Read the full story...

Setting The Standard
A-Turf sets the standard in the synthetic turf industry.
Suspension Training
The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original bodyweight-based portable training tool that builds strength and core stability.
Game Time Sports Systems
Offering Louisville Slugger(R) branded specialized products for grounds keeping used by professional sports teams, schools, and youth leagues.
Hands-Free Conversation
The DX300 Wireless Football Headset System links you and your coaches throughout the game in secure, two-way, hands-free conversation.


Spring Fever at Georgia Tech  Whether you call them Mat Drills, 4 Quarters, or Morning Runs, the drills leading up to the beginning of spring practices in college football are a crucial component of any off-season program. Here is an outline of the goals and structure of spring drills at Georgia Tech. Read the full story...

Costly Cuts  The decision to cut football and wrestling at Nebraska-Omaha has caused some donors to rethink giving to the school. Read the full story...

Prevent MRSA
Make Hibiclens and Hibistat part of your gameplan for preventing the spread of MRSA and other staph infections.
Light Weight, Extremely Accurate
How will the Pocket Radar(TM) change your game?
Team to Beat
PROTEAM is the team to beat in athletic training tables and treatment furniture.
Southern Bleacher
Since 1946, Southern Bleacher has set the standard of excellence in the design and manufacturing of sports stadiums, bleachers and entertainment venues.
Equipment For Any Budget
Total Strength and Speed offers equipment from Williams Strength to Force Weight Equipment


Athletic Director Criticized  At Delta College, the athletic director’s conduct in regard to dissolving the men’s soccer team is being questioned. Read the full story...

Away and Away  This high school is getting four new athletic fields, but it means teams won’t play home games for two full years during the construction. Read the full story...

Congrats to Greg Byrne  University of Arizona Athletic Director Greg Byrne was named last week as one of this year’s Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal Forty Under 40 award recipients. We talked to him about adding APR requirements in his coaching contracts when he was Athletic Director at Mississippi State. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Horseshoe Fiber Aids Teams  The Horseshoe fiber from AstroTurf aids teams creating their own luck by providing the most technologically advanced and high performing sports turf in the world, a playing surface that is uniform, predictable, and player-friendly. Read more...

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