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Tools of the Trade
March 12, 2012 - Issue 552
Twitter Posts Lead to Suspensions
 Six football players at state champion Lake Oswego (Ore.) High School were disciplined after they allegedly re-posted racist tweets about a player who transferred from the school. Read the full story...
Debating Full Rides
 The NCAA defines a full-ride athletic scholarship as: “financial aid that consists of tuition and fees, room and board, and required course-related books.” It’s a definition that has prompted a heated and widespread debate among Division I institutions. Read the full story...
Florida Bill Moves Forward
 In Florida, a bill that may make it easier for athletes to lie on their residency status was approved by the Senate and awaits review by the Governor. Read the full story...
Featured E-Zine
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Lessons in Color Choice
 Urban Meyer has apologized for making players who don’t perform well wear lavender jerseys. Read the full story...
A Brick for Support?
 In Michigan, a high school athletic director received a written reprimand from the board of education for his word choice during a disagreement with a visiting team parent. Afterward, a brick was thrown through a window in the school’s administrative offices, apparently in support of the athletic director. Read the full story...
Case Study
Therapy Pool Design Considerations  Over the last decade, the University of Kansas has upgraded its athletic training facilities to include top of the line aquatic training tools. The Jayhawks' main athletic training room where the Olympic sports teams work out, its football facility, and its men's and women's basketball facilities all have HydroWorx pools to help athletes remain at the top of their game.
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Big Changes for D-III School
 Brockport State is joining a new football conference and making nearly $50 million in facility upgrades. Read the full story...
To Operate or Not?
 That is the question Theodore Ganley, MD, Director of Sports Medicine for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will address in a Webinar about youths who tear their ACLs. Read the full story...
Huskers Partner with Brain Lab
 The University of Nebraska athletic department is offering $1.5 million as well as its athletes as subjects for a new brain lab being set up on the Huskers campus. Researchers will be studying how the brain recovers from injury. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Basketball Facility Equipment  These top manufacturers can fill all of your basketball equipment and facility needs with cutting-edge ideas and products.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Gym and 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.
To look up potential vendors for other purchases, go to www.athleticbid.com
Torn Apart
 A high school swim dynasty in Massachusetts is being derailed by a parent who remains angry over a coach’s comments one year ago. Read the full story...
Dual Sport Threat
 An LSU women’s soccer player is going to attempt to walk on to the Tigers’ football team. Read the full story...
High School Files Complaint
 A Texas school district has filed a complaint against a group of students from an opposing high school for a chant of “USA, USA” following a basketball game. Read the full story...
Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes
Athletix Products - the cleaning solution for club members and employees.
ClearSpan(TM)
ClearSpan(TM) Fabric Structures provides design-build solutions for the athletic industry.
Brain Armor
Used by athletes of all ages and skill levels to support cognitive and visual performance through nutrition.
Athletic Field Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting has been designing and manufacturing athletic field lighting systems since 1976.
Effective Pain Treatment
Pressure Positive manufacturers of practical, deep muscle self care massage tools.
Aids for All
SPRI offers training and conditioning for everyone - from student to professional athletes
Synthetic Surfaces Inc.
Synthetic Surfaces Inc. is an adhesive company that specializes in one-part curing urethanes for installing synthetic turf, wood floors, and sport and recreational surfaces.
Lower and Upper Body Exercise
VersaClimbing combines both lower and upper body exercise into one natural vertical climbing motion.
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