November 29, 2011 - Issue 538


Home-School Debate  A legislative subcommittee in Virginia is going to decide if home-schooled athletes should be allowed to compete in public school athletics. Read the full story...

Social Media During a Crisis  The Penn State scandal is causing many athletic administrators to revisit their crisis management plans. This article analyzes Penn State’s social media feeds leading up to and 10 days following the crisis. Read the full story...

Boys vs. Girls  In Massachusetts, more and more boys are swimming on girls’ teams—and breaking records in the process. Some are questioning the rule that allows the co-ed teams. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
NFHS/NIAA Preview  The 42nd National Athletic Directors Conference and 35th annual National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Annual Meetings will be held December 9-13, 2011 at the Indiana Convention Center in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Seating & Bleachers
The following seating and bleachers-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Baseball Deaths  While baseball is normally seen as a low-risk sport, a handful of tragedies over the past few months have shone a spotlight on safety in the sport. Read the full story...

Turn it Down!  At the University of Tennessee, professors are complaining about midday noise coming from the football stadium and disrupting classes. Read the full story...

Not Making the Grade  The wife of a high school football coach has been charged with tampering with computer records after allegedly changing the grades of 64 students including 41 football players. Read the full story...

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Outdoor Manufacturing
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Coach Mistakes  A big part of an athletic director’s job is managing coaches, and that sometimes means handling the aftermath of a coach’s mistake. Here’s a look at responses by administrators after their coaches have taken a wrong turn. Read the full story...

Coach Heroics  In Connecticut, a high school head volleyball coach and her assistant coach were injured in an explosion in the school’s gym. The two had made sure all their athletes were safe before investigating. Read the full story...

Modular Tiles
Matflex's line of modular interlocking tiles for sports cover in-line hockey, aerobics, and gymnasium flooring, as well as entrance ways and pool decks.
Prevent MRSA
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NFHS Honors Eight Athletic Directors  At the upcoming National Athletic Directors Conference, the NFHS will award Citations to eight athletic directors who have worked long and hard for high school athletics. Read the full story...

Capture the Wisdom  One of the eight being applauded with an NFHS Citation, Dr. David Hoch, has recently written a book for coaches titled “Blueprint for Better Coaching.” Read the full story...

Follow Up: Maryland to Cut Eight Sports  The University of Maryland has announced it will follow the recommendations of a special commission and cut eight varsity teams. If a team can raise funds to cover eight years of costs by June 30, it may be considered for re-instatement. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
A One-of-a-Kind Football Machine  Given nothing but offices and a warehouse, Head Coach Bill Curry was charged with creating the first football program at Georgia State University. He trusted veteran Equipment Manager Jay Bailey to select the right equipment to support this process. One of Bailey's first steps was to obtain a new Snap Attack Football Machine. Read more...

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