August 17, 2011 - Issue 523


Presidents Want Change  At the NCAA Presidential Summit last week, many sweeping changes in NCAA rules were discussed, with one put in place: Teams with an APR below 930 will be banned from the postseason. Read the full story...

High School Football Spending  Prattville (Ala.) High School has spent over $1 million dollars on its football team over the last three years, giving it success, but struggling to keep it in the black. Read the full story...

Social Media Days  The University of Utah athletics department will host its first-ever Social Media Day live on UtahUtes.com, Thursday, Aug. 18. Here’s a look at how the University of Miami did the same back in February. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Aquatic Facilities and Equipment  When it comes to building and outfitting an aquatic facility, you don't want your pockets soaked by over-priced or under-constructed gear. These companies will help keep your facility dreams above water. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Lockers, Equipment Storage, and Laundry Equipment
The following lockers, equipment storage & laundry equipment-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

What’s in a Name?  Gloucester High School is selling the naming rights to its stadium. Read the full story...

Opening Up the Student Section  Purdue is allowing local community college students the opportunity to buy tickets for the student section at football games. Read the full story...

No Stipends in the Budget  Due to budget problems, at this California school district, student-athletes are reporting to fall preseason practices with no athletic directors and voluntary coaches. Read the full story...

Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes
Athletix products, the best choice for fitness maintenance products.
Athletic Flooring Systems
Centaur Floor Systems has been selling recreational, fitness, and athletic flooring systems for over 20 years.
Tough Enough for Training
Humane's LokTuff interlocking rubber systems do more than just protect weight room flooring.
Outdoor Manufacturing
Kay Park Recreation has been a trusted manufacturer of commercial outdoor furniture since 1954.


The Power of Food  From healing spices to the impact of improved diet on professional athletes, T&C.com takes a look at recent nutrition studies and headlines affecting athletics. Read the full story...

Brown Chosen for Top Award  The NFHS has chosen Bruce Brown, Athletic Director at Lake High School in Uniontown, Ohio, as the 2011 NFHS Coach Educator of the Year. Read the full story...

Rubber Flooring
Mondo is the largest worldwide producer of rubber flooring, with four factories servicing more than 130 countries.
Rely on Quality
Since 1986, coaches, athletes, and fitness experts have depended on Power Systems for quality training products.
Southern Bleacher
Since 1946, Southern Bleacher has set the standard of excellence in the design and manufacturing of sports stadiums, bleachers and entertainment venues.
LED Display
Check out Varsity Scoreboards' VSBX- 314LED: 8' x 4' scoreboard features 18-inch super-bright 100,000-hour rated LED displays.


Stronger & Faster  In an effort to improve the performance of its athletes, Jamestown High School in North Dakota is discussing who to hire and what to spend. Read the full story...

Giving Forward  A new fund set up to aid student-athletes at Paine College got a great start from the coaching staff, who all made individual donations. Read the full story...

Thomas Named AD at Illinois  Congratulations to Athletic Management magazine editorial board member Mike Thomas on being named Athletic Director at the University of Illinois. The current athletic director at the University of Cincinnati, Thomas has provided advice in the pages of Athletic Management on communication skills. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Customized Locker, Storage Solutions  Wenger delivered everything we asked for, says Steve Fritz, Director of Athletics Head Men's Basketball Coach at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in St. Paul, Minn. Read more...

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