April 12, 2011 - Issue 505


District Sued Over Concussions  A former high school football player is suing the Highlands (Natrona Heights, Pa.) School District, including its athletic trainer, claiming that he was allowed to play after suffering a third concussion. Read the full story...

Power Outage  New bat standards have runs and power numbers way down in college baseball this spring, and some coaches wonder if it will affect fan support. Read the full story...

Forty Four Hits Later  A high school baseball game finished with one team up by over 50 runs, prompting a look at competitive equity in Dallas prep athletics. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Synthetic Turf  If this wet spring has taught us anything, it's the value of synthetic turf fields. Check out these field solutions from the industry's finest synthetic turf manufacturers. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Gymnasium Components
The following gymnasium components-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Fifth Suspension  After being suspended four times previously, South Carolina starting quarterback Stephen Garcia has now been suspended indefinitely. ESPN reports that he was disruptive at a Mentors in Violence Prevention program. Read the full story...

No Spring Football in Ohio  The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors unanimously voted down a proposal to start spring football. Read the full story...

Responding to Title IX  Three Rivers College says it is addressing inequalities after a Title IX investigation. Areas of focus include coaching positions, facilities, and participation numbers. Read the full story...

Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes
Athletix products, the best choice for fitness maintenance products.
Outdoor Facilities
Century offers mobile special event facilities that increase the scope and enjoyment of outdoor events.
Leading Global Provider
DJO is a leading global provider of high-quality, orthopedic devices.
Tough Enough for Training
Humane's LokTuff interlocking rubber systems do more than just protect weight room flooring.


Cardiac Concerns  A recent study of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) conducted on NCAA athletes finds that young athletes are more at risk than once thought. The most at risk population? Division I men’s basketball players. Read the full story...

Car Talk  West Virginia University Athletic Director Oliver Luck talks about his athletic department’s decision to charge for parking at basketball games this winter, and how he might have better communicated the change. Read the full story...

America's Largest
List Industries is America's largest manufacturer of lockers, cubbies, shelving and portable gates.
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.
Hilltopper Mound Clay
The easy way to build a mound, natural mound clay enhanced with polymer.


Clarification Issued on Spirit Rules  The NFHS has issued new wording related to twisting tumbling skills in high school spirit rules. Read the full story...

Junior College Athletics Issues  The NJCAA has named a new president, South Plains College Athletic Director Joe Tubb, who talks about upcoming issues for junior college athletics. Read the full story...

Superstition Rules  Two high school baseball players have been kicked off their team and charged with a felony after making an animal sacrifice, which the coach says may be due to superstitions. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
In Favor of FieldTurf  Synthetic turf stands up to high school demands. As the second decade of the 21st century begins, FieldTurf's long history of innovation and product development means more and more high schools are opting for FieldTurf. Read more...

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