October 24, 2011 - Issue 533


Cooling Off Two-A-Days  In Texas, the University Interscholastic League has approved changes that will mandate less intense two-a-day practices for high school football players during the heat of summer. Read the full story...

A Dangerous Game  Today’s student-athletes, at all levels of competition, are surrounded by opportunities to gamble. Is this a looming problem too many athletic departments ignore? Read the full story...

Florida High School Athlete Dies  A Florida high school pitcher died after being hit in the head with a ball that ricocheted off the screen he was standing behind to pitch. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Hot and Cold Therapy  Temperature can play a huge role in injury management. Check out these products for delivering heated or cooling symptom relief. 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.

Finishing Strong  With a very successful first half of the season behind them and a tough remaining schedule ahead, the Georgia Tech football team is intent on keeping its focus and confidence. Here’s a look at how the player development staff is doing just that. Read the full story...

Rethinking the Postgame Handshake  In the wake of several incidents involving coaches, one columnist wonders if pregame handshakes should replace traditional postgame ones. Read the full story...

Issues of Oversight  The University of Kentucky may soon dissolve its athletic association board and replace it with a special committee of trustees. Read the full story...

Balance Assessment
Biodex Concussion Management Pre-season and post-injury Balance Assessment - Biodex provides the missing element.
Coldtub
The PolarPool is the state-of-the-art, multifunctional cryotherapy spa.
Closer to Nature
FieldTurf fields are designed to closely replicate natural grass playing surfaces in any climate and weather condition.
Worldwide Markets
Magister Corporation provides a wide range of products for the orthopedic, rehabilitation and fitness markets worldwide.


LSU Benches Players for Synthetic Pot Use  Three LSU football players were suspended for testing positive for a synthetic form of marijuana, says an ESPN report. Read the full story...

Is It a Growing Problem?  This previously published article in T&C takes a closer look at the use of synthetic marijuana among student-athletes. Read the full story...

Rely on Quality
Since 1986, coaches, athletes, and fitness experts have depended on Power Systems for quality training products.
Attacks Performance
Improve athlete balance and reaction time with the MAXX Attack Trainer.
Specialized Storage
GearBoss athletic team lockers and specialized storage and transport solutions.
Aqua Short
Problem; Ever get caught with your towel down? Solution; The Aqua Short, towel of the future. The Aqua Short, look and feel like an athlete.


Double Fault  In California, a change to the format of high school tennis matches was approved to curb the practice of “stacked ladders.” Read the full story...

If You Can Sing  University of Georgia Head Football Coach Mark Richt got creative in his most recent phone call to a recruit: He sang “Happy Birthday” to him. Read the full story...

Golfer Suspended After Hitting Bird  A South Carolina high school golfer who tried to assist a bird she hit with a shot and later chased a wayward dog was suspended by her school for breaching golf etiquette. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
A More Versatile Infield Groomer  Baseball season may be coming to an end, but the responsibility of keeping your ball fields in top condition never stops. To keep your sports surfaces looking their best, you need equipment that gives you the versatility to handle a variety of infield mixes and weather conditions. Whether it's grooming the infield or maintaining the edge of the outfield, Toro has proven solutions to meet your many needs. Read more...

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