April 19, 2011 - Issue 506


Online Recruiting Battle  Although it is not a new rule, the NCAA has announced that its member institutions may not subscribe to Internet recruiting sites. Here’s a closer look at the what and why. Read the full story...

Big Bucks for Basketball  A Florida high school is reportedly paying its new boys’ basketball coach well over $100,000 a year. Read the full story...

On the Gridiron  The NCAA has announced its new rules for football for 2011, many of which relate to safety. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Scoreboards and Video Displays
The following scoreboard and video display-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

One and Done  A New Hampshire high school is implementing a new policy of suspending any athlete who fails one course. The old policy allowed three failing grades each quarter from student-athletes. Read the full story...

Devil’s in the Branding  Arizona State is getting positive response to its new logo and branding efforts. Read the full story...

Better Coaches  Longtime Athletic Management contributor Dr. David Hoch talks about current key issues in coaching, including what he sees as the biggest mistake young coaches make. Read the full story...

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No Buffer?  Virginia Tech is being sued by the family of an athlete at its basketball camp who suffered a skull fracture after diving for a loose ball and hitting his head against an unpadded wall. The family’s lawyer claims that the space between the end line and the wall did not meet NCAA or NFHS standards. Read the full story...

Prevention is the Best Policy  Risk management expert Dr. Richard P. Borkowski penned this article for us on the top 10 questions asked in athletics risk management, including one on buffer zones. Read the full story...

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Playbook for the Injured  Injuries are an unfortunate part of any sport, and they need to be planned for. Here’s a look at Georgia Tech’s strategy for training injured and limited athletes during their competition period. Read the full story...

Coach Targeted  A California man has been sentenced to six months in jail after stalking a high school football coach because the team was using a number he felt had been retired. Read the full story...

Great Opportunity  California University of Pennsylvania will be offering an athletic training camp for high school students this summer, which is free of charge and targeted to students from disadvantaged school districts. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
The Benefits of Going Back to School  For decades, state high school and athletic directors associations and individual school districts have turned to the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) for certifying non-faculty high school coaches. During this time, classroom delivery of ASEP's Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid courses has been the primary method by which coaches achieved certification. Read more...

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