April 5, 2011 - Issue 504


What’s It Worth?  If you were to break down the benefits, in dollars, a men’s basketball player on scholarship receives at an NCAA Division I school, what would it amount to? USA Today did just that, with some interesting findings. Read the full story...

Hazing Incident Reported  Is it hazing when a senior coerces a freshman to push a ball across the weightroom floor with his nose? This high school in Utah says yes. Read the full story...

Taking the Sunday Slot  If there’s an NFL lockout, the Pac-12 may play may play football games on Sundays. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Football Facility and Equipment  From goal posts and field markers to light poles and fencing, a well-maintained facility says everything about your commitment to your football program. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Team Equipment
The following team 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.

NYC On Board  The New York City Public School Athletic League will, for the first time, allow its schools to play in the National High School Invitational put on by ESPN RISE. Most high school state associations do not allow their schools to participate. Read the full story...

How the Home Team Wins  What kind of implications does a home football game have for a city? This independent study examines the economic impact of one home football game at the University of Arizona for the city of Tucson. Read the full story...

Saving Middle School Sports  In this school district, the athletic department has decided to cut teams and assistant coaching stipends in order to save middle school sports. Read the full story...


A Goal For Every Game
Athletic directors and coaches rely on Bison to provide safe, durable, innovative and on-time team products.
Outdoor Facilities
Century offers mobile special event facilities that increase the scope and enjoyment of outdoor events.
Take It to the Floor
Coaches, it's time to take the floor for practice with Courtclean.


From the Men’s Final Four  Congratulations to Butler University for another Cinderella season! We profiled the team’s strength and conditioning program last year. Read the full story...

From the Women’s Final Four  The University of Connecticut’s impressive team was missing one key player: ACL-injured Caroline Doty. This article provides an update on the most recent research and ideas to prevent ACL tears in female athletes. Read the full story...

Effective And Safe
The elite seat(R) is an extremely effective and safe way for patients to achieve symmetric motion between knees.
Athletic Field Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting has been designing and manufacturing athletic field lighting systems since 1976.
Hands on Deck
Pro's Choice offers a whole team of products to help make your infield the best it can be.
Neoprene Supports
PRO neoprene supports can be found in use in 34 countries around the world.


Lifting Your League  Many high school athletic conferences feel hamstrung by a lack of resources and are unable to provide their members with ideal services. However, this consultant writes that with a little ingenuity, a conference can improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Read the full story...

Generalist vs. Specialist  Vern Gambetta argues that specialization is a negative, not a positive, for strength and conditioning coaches. Read the full story...

Coach Talk  A high school baseball coach is facing termination after allegedly making racially insensitive comments. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Top Performance Trainers Demand It  Located in Indianapolis, St. Vincent Sport Performance is one of the most recognized performance training facilities in the country. Serving athletes coast-to-coast, St. Vincent implements the latest developments in performance training, medicine, psychology, and nutrition techniques to help their clients achieve maximum performance. When their clients ask for the best sports recovery drink on the market, the trainers at St. Vincent have one answer--Shamrock Farms' Rockin' Refuel. Read more...

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