June 8, 2011 - Issue 513


Athletic Director Defends Firing Coach  The lawyer for a fired softball coach at a Mississippi high school has claimed the termination is suspicious because it came shortly after the coach voiced concerns over pay scales. The athletic director is defending his decision and the board of education will weigh in next. Read the full story...

The Price of Admission  Ticket sales are the meat of the revenue pie for many athletic departments. Here’s a look at four obstacles that athletic departments must overcome if they wish to operate a successful ticket sales department. Read the full story...

Wheels on the Track  A new Minnesota state rule allows disabled athletes to compete in high school track and field, including the state meet. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
NACDA Preview  The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) 46th Annual Convention will take place June 13-18 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla. The following companies will be on display. See products...
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Being Proactive on Off-Court Issues  In light of the Ohio State football scandal, the head men’s basketball coach at Canisius College met with his athletic director to brainstorm on how to educate student-athletes about off-court issues. Read the full story...

Club Says No To High School Participation  High school boys’ soccer players in the Development Academy League in Ohio may be forced to give up high school participation next fall. Read the full story...

Answering One’s Critics  A look at three stories where administrators had to respond to criticism. Read the full story...

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Inside an Internship  At Georgia Tech, a new program is allowing summer internships in strength and conditioning. Read the full story...

Parents Request Title IX Review  Wisconsin parents are upset that a high school won’t pay for new cheerleading uniforms, and they’ve requested a Title IX investigation. Read the full story...

Applying Sports Knowledge
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Administrator Inspires Softball Team  Oklahoma State’s softball team has rallied behind a new mantra, “Why Not Us?” coined by Associate Athletic Director Amy Weeks. Read the full story...

Too Big and Too Small  John Glenn High School in Michigan is struggling to find opponents for its teams, as its enrollment puts it in “no-mans land” when it comes to other schools. Read the full story...

Penn State’s Curley in Driver’s Seat  Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley is one of two athletic directors recently named to the NCAA Division I Bowl Licensing Task Force, a group that also includes leading corporate executives, university presidents, and conference representatives. Athletic Management conducted a Q&A with Curley earlier this year. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Brenham HS and Barron Stadium Recoup Costs Quickly  For most school sports programs, football is the financial cornerstone that provides the funding necessary for other sports to exist. AstroTurf is helping football teams increase the ways they contribute to athletic departments. Read more...

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