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Tools of the Trade
April 2, 2012 - Issue 555
Love Out at Arizona State
 Arizona State University announced last week that it is replacing Athletic Director Lisa Love with Steve Patterson, who was named Chief Operating Officer of Sun Devil Athletics and Managing Director of the Sun Devils Sports Group by ASU President Michael Crow last summer. What went wrong for Love? Read the full story...
Soccer Game Turns Ugly
 In South Carolina, a high school girls’ soccer player is being charged with assault after she allegedly attacked an opposing player during a game. Read the full story...
Criticizing a Hire
 A columnist for the Chicago Tribune criticizes the hiring process for the new head men’s basketball coach at the University of Illinois. Read the full story...
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Jumping Back
 Due to eligibility issues, the best high school long jumper in the country will have to compete for his JV team this season. Read the full story...
Final Four Dad
 Jared Sullinger got a lot of press this past weekend as a member of the Ohio State men’s basketball team playing in the Final Four. In this Q&A, we talk to his high school coach and father, Satch Sullinger. Read the full story...
Case Study
ASEP Offers Coaches Certification With Substance  The best coaching education program for scholastic coaches just got better with new editions of the text, Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, and its companion course, Coaching Principles, slated for release in May 2012.
Proactive Protection
 At the University of Louisville, Head Men’s Basketball Athletic Trainer Fred Hina is offering extra protection from concussions to his players by giving them mixed martial arts helmets to wear during practice. Read the full story...
New Sport Is A Hit
 In New York City, high school students have taken up squash, and are seeing improvements in grades and graduation rates. Read the full story...
Athletic Director Arrested
 A high school athletic director in Pennsylvania was arrested for allegedly purchasing drugs. One school board member noted, “He’s had an exemplary record up to this point, so I don’t think that should go unnoticed.” Read the full story...
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Club Teams Get Coverage
 At the University of Richmond, club sport athletes will soon have their own athletic training room. Read the full story...
Science Experiment Goes Bad
 A Wisconsin middle school basketball coach and science teacher who brought dry ice to practice is facing scrutiny, and charges. Read the full story...
Right Place, Right Time
 The new head baseball coach at Nashua Community College stumbled onto the job accidentally, when he went on campus to sign up for a Spanish class. Read the full story...

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