July 13, 2011 - Issue 518


UCF Found Guilty  The University of Central Florida was found negligent in the death of former football player Ereck Plancher, whose family is being awarded $10 million in the lawsuit. The school plans to appeal. Read the full story...

Baseball Rules Changes  High school baseball coaches will be charged with making sure their teams’ bats are compliant, under new rules passed by the NFHS. Read the full story...

Division III Athletic Director Fired  Kean University fired its athletic director a month ago, after he claimed he was stonewalled by the administration for reporting possible NCAA violations. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Bleachers and Seating  The following companies provide modern solutions for your event seating questions. See products...
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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.

All Longhorns, All The Time  With the debut of the Texas Longhorns’ new TV network less than two months away, what will be the potential impact? Read the full story...

When Family Comes First  For many, becoming a coach at the high school or college level is a dream job they’d never think of giving up. But what happens when family life intervenes? Here’s a look at coaches who are choosing family over their jobs. Read the full story...

Cheer Controversy  In Florida, high school cheerleaders are alleging racial discrimination during tryouts. The athletic director has offered to add more spots to the squad, an idea that has been rejected. Read the full story...


Brightening Fan Base
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The Bottom of It  Barefoot running may be the fad these days, but Vern Gambetta’s not sure what all the fuss is about. He’s been using it his whole career. Read the full story...

Pay to Play Conundrum  At one Pennsylvania high school, parents are arguing against a pay to play plan that has booster clubs picking up the tab for some students. Read the full story...

Athletic Field Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting has been designing and manufacturing athletic field lighting systems since 1976.
Pain-Relieving Topical Analgesic
Biofreeze is a unique, effective pain reliever for therapy, pain relief, exercise/training and overall comfort.
Practice Made Easier
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Lower and Upper Body Exercise
VersaClimbing combines both lower and upper body exercise into one natural vertical climbing motion.


Charity From the Charity Stripe  A California high school boys’ basketball player who won $40,000 in a free throw shooting contest has donated the winnings to the other competitors. Read the full story...

Counting the Ways  Ole Miss has a list of 100 improvements it is hoping to make to its game-day atmosphere in its football stadium. Read the full story...

New Roles for NC Athletic Directors  Three North Carolina high school athletic directors will share county athletic director responsibilities after the position was eliminated. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
AstroTurfamp® Steps Up  For most school sports programs, football is the financial cornerstone which provides the funding necessary for other sports to exist. AstroTurfamp® is helping football teams increase the ways they contribute to athletic departments. AstroTurf® not only improves performance, it brings the potential for increased revenue streams. Read more...

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