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Tools of the Trade
December 20, 2011 - Issue 541
Stipend on Hold
 The NCAA’s new $2,000 stipend to student-athletes is on hold after 125 schools said they wanted it overridden. Read the full story...
Coach Resigns After Questionable Conduct
 A high school basketball coach resigned after allegedly kissing a player in practice. Read the full story...
Calling Out a Tweet
 Towson University’s Athletic Director is defending the school after he made Lehigh University aware of an offensive tweet by a star wideout. That player was subsequently suspended for a playoff game by the NCAA. Read the full story...
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Parents Want Coach Fired
 In Virginia, administrators at this high school are talking one-on-one to all 26 parents who signed a petition asking that the football coach be removed from his position. Read the full story...
All Set for Sand
 After several years of discussion, sand volleyball makes its official NCAA debut this spring. We talked to coaches about the logistics of starting this new sport. Read the full story...
Case Study
Custom Locker, Storage Solutions "Wenger delivered everything we asked for," says Steve Fritz, Athletic Director at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in St. Paul, Minn. "It was a great cooperative effort." The 180,000-square-foot Anderson Athletic Recreation Complex includes basketball and volleyball arenas, aquatic center, field house and fitness center, along with multiple locker rooms, training rooms and other support facilities.
Rule Confusion Costly
 An NCAA rule prohibiting “non-scholastic” events on campuses has forced the cancellation of several high school basketball tournaments, costing schools thousands of dollars. Read the full story...
Fancy Footwork
 Vern Gambetta blogs about training for fast feet: “It has always been my contention that quick feet are actually loose and supple hips.” Read the full story...
Less Eye Injuries
 Despite debate about its effectiveness, a recent study says eye protection for female lacrosse players does offer protection from eye injuries. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
ABCA Preview  The 2012 ABCA Convention is Jan. 5-8 in Anaheim, Calif. The following companies will be exhibiting at the show.
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How To Reduce Expenses
 An NCAA Division I working group has formally announced its recommendations for lowering costs among its member schools, which include reducing scholarships, eliminating foreign tours, and limiting non-coaching personnel. Read the full story...
Toss ‘em Out
 A group of parents at Arlington (Mass.) High School want the district to replace old helmets and spend $25,000 to replace them. Read the full story...
Hirings, Firings, and More
 Southern Mississippi and Memphis athletic directors to retire … Colorado State fires and hires quickly … Rutgers’ Jim Pernetti’s work on financial issues at Rutgers is scrutinized … Boise State announces new AD … More hiring news. Read the full story...
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