January 25, 2011 - Issue 494


Not Making the Grade  Lincoln High School in New Jersey fired its principal, a vice principal, and its athletic director following allegations a student-athlete’s grades were changed. Read the full story...

No Commercial Endorsement  An NCAA proposal to allow athletes to appear in ads was shot down at the annual convention. Read the full story...

Through Video  In an effort to get through to misguided parents, the Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors produced a video last summer to be shown at preseason parents meetings. Here’s a look at how the project is working and a clip from the video. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Plyometric and Power Training  Strength training and plyometric equipment are rapidly advancing. Here are some the latest and greatest products on the market. See products...
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Color Switch  School colors are usually pretty consistent, but Indiana University has alternated between cream and crimson and white and red throughout the years. Read the full story...

North Carolina A&T ATC Suspended  The athletic trainer at North Carolina A&T State University who reportedly discouraged coaches from having athletes tested for sickle cell trait days before a football player died from sickle cell complications last August has been suspended with pay. Read the full story...

How Sweet It Is  By taking 20 minutes out of his afternoon every day, this athletic director brings in $800 a month for his high school athletic program. Read the full story...


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How Much is Enough?  Recent Minnesota high school girls’ basketball games have stoked a debate about running up the score. Read the full story...

David vs. Goliath  This article, published in Athletic Management in 2009, provides advice to athletic directors and coaches about how to handle mismatched games. Read the full story...

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Strength Coaches Carousel  There have been several job changes for college strength and conditioning coaches over the last month. See who’s in—and who’s out—at the country’s top programs. Read the full story...

New Drug Policy  At Swampscott High School in Massachusetts, parents were required to attend a meeting about a new drug and alcohol policy for student-athletes, but they were not allowed to speak. Read the full story...

Gay Athletes Blogging  Three high school athletes have launched a blog for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning athletes. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
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