August 3, 2011 - Issue 521


A Look at the Books  After depleting athletic department reserves generated through fundraising and facing more than $83 million in debt, the University of Maryland is looking for ways to ensure the department’s long-term financial stability. Read the full story...

Title IX and Junior Colleges  While many junior colleges struggle to provide equal opportunities for male and female athletes, Pensacola State College works hard to maintain equity in its athletic department. Read the full story...

Summer School  In this book excerpt, long-time high school coach and athletic director David Hoch offers tips for making the most of the off-season. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Heat Stress Prevention  Avoiding heat stress illness is a priority for today's athletic trainers, coaches, and players. The following products can help keep players safer. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Flooring
The following flooring-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Pell Grants Endangered  Possible cuts to federal Pell Grants could have a negative impact on college athletes. Read the full story...

Element of Surprise  After testing all its athletes last season, a West Virginia high school will switch to random drug testing of athletes this year. Read the full story...

Less is More  When working with an athlete who has less than ideal form or technique, the question often becomes what to change and what to leave alone. Read the full story...

Vibrosphere
Vibrosphere(R) is an innovative device that combines balance-training with vibration.
Play it S.A.F.E.(R)
Biodex Concussion Management Play it S.A.F.E.(R) adds the balance component to concussion management.
Advance Your Career
Enhance your career or begin a new one with Cal U's 100-percent online degree programs.
Complete Transformation
More than 2 million people--elite athletes and their trainers, fitness enthusiasts and beginning exercisers--rely on Total Gym(R).


Reaching Out to Kids  The University of Oklahoma has started a Junior Sooner program to help teach children about fitness, nutrition, sportsmanship, and academics. Read the full story...

Big Yellow Billboard  School buses taking athletes to games in Portland, Maine, may soon carry sponsorship messages as new funding sources are sought. Read the full story...

Worldwide Markets
Magister Corporation provides a wide range of products for the orthopedic, rehabilitation and fitness markets worldwide.
Nature's Wellness Drink
Refuel and recover after workouts with Milk, nature's wellness drink.
Team to Beat
PROTEAM is the team to beat in athletic training tables and treatment furniture.
Custom Weight Equipment
Samson Equipment produces high-quality, custom-made weight-training equipment for all levels of athletes.
Lower and Upper Body Exercise
VersaClimbing combines both lower and upper body exercise into one natural vertical climbing motion.


HS Softball Rules Changes  Using an illegal bat will result in ejection of the player and coach under a new rule included in the latest update to the NFHS softball rulebook. Read the full story...

Taming Social Media  With social media sites playing a larger role in NCAA investigations, schools are trying to figure out the best way to monitor them. Read the full story...

Time Crunch  Coaches at an Oregon high school are concerned about the changes that will be brought on by moving the end of school back 45 minutes to 3:50. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
The Biodex Concussion Management Program  is a complete turn key solution to diagnose and manage concussions in a Plug-and-Play format. The comprehensive Varsity and Pro packages provide users with best practices tools, education and support. Want to add to an existing program? Add one or more of the stand-alone components of the Biodex Concussion Management Program to broaden your service offerings. Read more...

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