February 8, 2011 - Issue 496


Halting Hazing  A look at efforts to prevent hazing in northern Nevada high schools, where four hazing incidents have come to light in the last 10 months. Read the full story...

Texas TV Deal  The University of Texas’ groundbreaking $300 million, 20-year television deal with ESPN has fueled plenty of discussion about competitive balance in big-time college athletics. Read the full story...

Officials Return  High school basketball officials in Louisiana are all back on the job, ending a one-day work stoppage after the state athletic association agreed to re-consider a bump in officials’ pay. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Uniforms and Apparel  When players look good, they feel good. And when they feel good, their play on the field usually follows suit. Keep your teams looking and playing sharp with the latest gear from these cutting-edge manufacturers. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Synthetic Turf Companies
The following synthetic turf-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Growth Spurt  For many years, NCAA-sponsored championships for men’s volleyball have consisted of one tournament for all divisions with just four teams invited to participate. But that’s all on the verge of changing. Read the full story...

Tossing a Trophy  Should a team be penalized for throwing its runner-up trophy into the water? Read the full story...

Lacrosse Conditioning  If you’re looking to develop a training program for high school lacrosse players without a lot of time, this two-week preseason plan is your ticket. Read the full story...

Setting The Standard
A-Turf sets the standard in the synthetic turf industry.
Enhancing the Look of Your Field
Diamond Pro professional groundskeeping products deliver long-lasting performance and quality while enhancing the look and feel of a well-maintained field.
Safe in the Heat
Monitor heat stress and illness with HQ, Inc.'s patented CorTemp, ingestible core-body thermometer pill.
Outdoor Manufacturing
Kay Park Recreation has been a trusted manufacturer of commercial outdoor furniture since 1954.


Hospital Firing  The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will fire three employees for allowing the records of hospitalized University of Iowa football players into the public. Read the full story...

Every Little Bit Helps  From car pools to plain black socks, these New York high schools are doing what they can to reduce athletic expenditures. Read the full story...

Personal Training Certification
Visit the NASM to learn how you can earn credentials for fitness, sports performance, and sports medicine certifications.
Sports Surfacing
The Polytan Difference: We do everything ourselves!
ProGrass
A leader in artificial field design and installation, project management and product development.
Practice Made Easier
Coaching-aid machine technology made easy.
Groundskeeping Experience
Through the decades, Toro has become a global leader in turf maintenance equipment and precision irrigation systems.


Cutting Ties  A job with ESPN has forced Urban Meyer to sever his financial ties with the University of Florida. Read the full story...

Change Needed?  A girls’ high school basketball coach in North Dakota hopes his team’s lopsided win serves as a catalyst for a mercy rule addition. Read the full story...

Giant Steps  Nominations for the Giant Steps Awards, which recognize those who exemplify the ideals of athletics, are due Feb. 18. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
College Hoop Dreams on the TRX  At the University of La Verne, the TRX Suspension Trainer is used by every one of the school's 16 sports teams, most notably in its basketball program where the TRX affords the team the freedom to work on many different aspects, not just strength and conditioning, but also mobility. Read more...

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