December 13, 2011 - Issue 540


Public, Private Split?  In Colorado, the CHSAA may pass new rules in order to even the playing field between public and private schools, including asking private schools to form their own league. Read the full story...

NCAA May Expand Role  The NCAA is discussing new bylaws that would give it more power to punish schools for things that do not traditionally fall under its purview, such as the Jerry Sandusky case. Read the full story...

District Sued  In this Louisiana school district, parents are claiming their daughters were the victims of sex discrimination after their father got in an argument with the athletic director. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Rehab Therapy Technologies  The spotlight this week shines on rehabilitation and therapy technologies. You'll find products ranging from light therapy and cold water rehabilitation solutions to strength and conditioning equipment and balance training aids. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Gym & Pool Components

The following gym and pool component-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Gifts From My Mentors  In a tribute to the holiday season, Hartford Assistant Athletic Director Brian Gerrity reveals the mentoring gifts he’s received from other athletic administrators throughout his career. Read the full story...

Welcome Back  A fired California high school baseball coach was re-hired six days later, after meeting with administrators. Read the full story...

Professor Shows Bias in Football Poll  A Yale University professor has offered a study supporting allegations of bias in the coaches poll for football. Read the full story...

Change the Game
GSV's extra effort in turf technology is what separates the champions from the competition.
Setting The Standard
A-Turf sets the standard in the synthetic turf industry.
Revolt Against Joint Pain
Ease knee, ankle, and shoulder discomfort with Cho-Pat sport medical devices.
USA-Made Surface
Everlast with Nike Grind is a leader in sustainable sports surfacing and made in the USA.
Reach Your Goals
Bringing you the best in service and prices as you reach your goals.


Stick Up for Safety  A look at a recently released position paper from the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, and why it’s an important trend. Read the full story...

New ACL Research  The bad news is that ACL injuries in young athletes continue to rise. The good news is that new research is shedding light on prevention and treatment of this injury. We’ve rounded up some of the latest findings. Read the full story...

Hands-Free Conversation
The DX300 Wireless Football Headset System links you and your coaches throughout the game in secure, two-way, hands-free conversation.
Weight Room Flooring
The Ultimate in Weight Room Flooring
Rubber Flooring
Mondo is the largest worldwide producer of rubber flooring, with four factories servicing more than 130 countries.
Pain-Relieving Topical Analgesic
Biofreeze is a unique, effective pain reliever for therapy, pain relief, exercise/training and overall comfort.
SMi Awards
Founded in 1987, SMi Awards has helped thousands of schools, businesses and organizations nationwide with their award and recognition needs.


Wrestling Coaches Wrestle with Changes  Washington state high school wrestling coaches are struggling with the new weight class rules. Read the full story...

At the Mercy of Twitter  Texas A&M Athletic Director Bill Byrne says he was not planning to fire Head Football Coach Mike Sherman by cell phone, but that he had no other choice, as the story had already come out on Twitter. Read the full story...

Coaches May Have Overstepped Bounds  A Texas school district is being sued after its softball coaches allegedly confronted a player about her sexual orientation. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Make Your Stadium Come Alive  Larry Martin, facilities manager at the University of Michigan, chose BigSigns.com to help elevate the appearance of his field hockey facility by giving it a professional look. The company covered the exterior fences at Ocker Field with its Dura-Mesh fence screen, and Dura-Screen windscreen. Read more...

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