January 18, 2011 - Issue 493


NCAA Convention Wrap-Up  From Mark Emmert’s keynote address to rules changes in all three divisions, we have compiled a comprehensive rundown on the happenings at last week’s NCAA Convention. Read the full story...

Club vs. High School  In Arizona, high school soccer programs continue to lose top-notch players to club teams, where the athletes feel they will be afforded more looks by college coaches offering scholarships. Read the full story...

AD in the Dark  San Diego State’s Athletic Director is not pleased with the way former Head Football Coach Brady Hoke left the school to take the same job at Michigan. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Track and Field Equipment  From pits and standards to running surfaces and timing devices, these companies provide everything needed to set up a top-notch track and field facility. See products...
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More Than Bullying?  At Buchanan High School in California, a senior high school wrestler has been charged with sexual battery after the alleged use of an aggressive wrestling move against a freshman teammate. Read the full story...

Building a Schedule  A look at how the University of Washington football team is crafting its schedule for the next few years. Read the full story...

Too Negative  This high school basketball coach said he has been let go because his style is “too negative.” His teams have won two small school state titles in the past four years. Read the full story...

Stadium and Team Signage
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Take It to the Floor
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Brightening Fan Base
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Athletic Trainer Dies in Bus Crash  The University of Mount Union was rocked by tragedy last Tuesday night when the school’s Director of Athletic Training, Dan Gorman, was killed in a bus crash. In the wake of the accident, the issue of bus safety has once again come to the forefront. Read the full story...

On Board Until 2016  Kansas State Athletic Director John Currie signed a new contract last week, securing his employment until 2016. We reported on his bonus structure in “A Good Deal” (see sidebar at bottom of page). Read the full story...

Water Power
Empowered by water, HydroWorx is the leader in aquatic therapy technology.
Linear Rubber Products
Since 1971, Linear Rubber Products has been manufacturing rubber mats and flooring for use in recreational, agricultural and industrial facilities.
Groundskeeping Experience
Through the decades, Toro has become a global leader in turf maintenance equipment and precision irrigation systems.


Leveling the Field  The Ohio High School Athletic Association is attempting to even out the competition between its public and private schools. Read the full story...

All Longhorns, All the Time  The University of Texas is now one step closer to creating its own television network. Read the full story...

Nominate Your Publication  Entries are being accepted for the 4th Annual National High School Sports Publication Awards competition. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
A Track That Will Stand the Test of Time  ... And a new surface that's fit for a Tiger. Clemson University's outdoor track needed a makeover. The renovation called for nothing short of the best: A track that would stand the test of time, and more importantly, enable Clemson's athletes to perform at their best. Read more...

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