December 6, 2011 - Issue 539


Fired Coach Speaks Out  Maryville College’s head football coach is not taking his firing laying down, claiming his athletic director did not understand or appreciate his coaching style. Read the full story...

They Stay, We Go  A pair of New York high school ice hockey coaches stepped down after the athletic director reinstated players that had been cut. Read the full story...

Message Board Mayhem  At Texas A&M, a senior associate athletic director admits he disparaged the school’s president on an online message board. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
AVCA Preview  The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Annual Convention will be held Dec. 14-18, 2011 in San Antonio, Tex. The following companies will be exhibiting at the show's Volleyball Marketplace. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Natural Turf Maintenance
The following natural turf maintenance-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Breaking Bread  Two New Jersey high schools who will face each other in the state football playoffs had their coaches, athletic directors and captains eat breakfast together. Read the full story...

KSU Goes Hi-Def  Most coaches and players would give anything to have all their games and matches broadcast on television. The teams at Kansas State University have the next best thing this year, as its home contests are now shown on KStateHD.TV, an online high-definition digital channel launched by the KSU athletic department. Read the full story...

Blaming the Officials  In a follow-up to a large-scale fight between two Texas High School football teams, the athletic director at one of the schools blames the officiating. Read the full story...

Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes
Athletix Products - the cleaning solution for club members and employees.
Pilates Innovator
Balanced Body, Inc. has provided innovation in Pilates equipment since 1976.
Athletic Flooring Systems
Centaur Floor Systems has been selling recreational, fitness, and athletic flooring systems for over 20 years.
Covering Your Surface Needs
Don't play games with your sports surfaces or budget. Go with CoverSports USA
Suspension Training
The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original bodyweight-based portable training tool that builds strength and core stability.


Happy Ending  How one NCAA athlete learned that he was carrying the sickle cell trait, and what he’s doing to manage his condition so that he can continue to play basketball. Read the full story...

Testing for SCT  This article, published earlier this year in Training & Conditioning magazine and authored by University of Oklahoma Head Athletic Trainer Scott Anderson, provides advice on setting up a sickle cell testing program. Read the full story...

Increase Profits
Since 1931, Gold Medal has been dedicated to helping you increase your profits.
Hussey Seating Company
The Best Bleacher Boards and Most Cost-Effective Bleacher Covers: Perma-Cap(R) and Perma-Plank(R) from Hussey Seating Company
Gateway to Strength
Legend Fitness provides the ultimate gateway to stronger athletes.
Power of Resistance
Powering athlete performance through resistance.
Breakthrough Hot/Cold Therapy
Pro-Tec Athletics offers more than 30 products, ranging from highly effective orthopedic supports to breakthrough innovations in hot/cold therapy.


Team Doctor Comments  Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, Head Team Physician for the Chicago White Sox, member of the medical advisory board for the MLB, and Associate Team Physician for the Chicago Bulls, has some interesting medical opinions about the recent labor agreement developments with the MLB and the NBA. Read the full story...

Coach and AD Sued for Stalking  A high school basketball player is suing his former head coach and athletic director for harassment, claiming they stalked him after he transferred to another school. Read the full story...

Network News  The Athletes’ Network, a new social media site, aims to connect high school athletes with college coaches. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Parker Laboratories Ensures Safe Environments  PROTEX(TM), a cleaner/disinfectant from Parker Laboratories was recently named the exclusive cleaner/disinfectant to be used in athletic training rooms at the Prudential Center, home of the NHL's New Jersey Devils, men's and women's professional basketball, and Division I collegiate sports, as well as 100 other events every year. Read more...

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