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Tools of the Trade
April 9, 2012 - Issue 556
Swimming Upstream
 In Massachusetts, the state association’s proposal to eliminate the fall season for girls’ swim teams has been met with disapproval from parents. Read the full story...
In-State Rivals
 Michigan State’s athletic director has apologized for tweeting to a player on the University of Michigan’s basketball squad. Read the full story...
Word Choices
 A veteran New York high school softball coach was removed pending an investigation into his use of inappropriate language. Read the full story...
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Reeling Them In
 At the NCAA Division III level, lacrosse programs have become an important tool in recruiting suburban students to Midwest schools. Read the full story...
Ready to Rumble
 Thurston High School in Oregon was trying to raise funds for its wrestling team by hosting a cage fighting match, but parental concerns led to the event’s cancellation Read the full story...
Case Study
Ready for PrimeTime  PrimeTime Turf BX 60, by ProGrass, combines two of the best fibers in the industry to create a one of a kind natural grass performance, and is the only blended fiber system that can pass FIFA one-star (intense use) and two-star (stadium performance) field tests. According to Todd DeWolfe, VP of Sales Marketing at ProGrass, PrimeTime Turf was developed to play like natural grass, with as little maintenance as possible.
Strength of the Jayhawks
 Andrea Hudy, Strength Coach for the University of Kansas Men’s Basketball Team, was recently profiled in the Washington Post. Seven-foot center Jeff Withey calls her “one of our secret weapons.” Read the full story...
Looking for Great Comebacks
 Have you recently completed a particularly interesting or difficult rehab with a student-athlete? If so, we’d like to hear about it. Read the full story...
Failed Drug Test
 Saying he mistakenly ate a brownie with marijuana in it, an All-American football player at the University of Georgia is facing a four-game suspension. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Synthetic Turf  If this wet spring has taught us anything, it's the value of synthetic turf fields. Check out these field solutions from the industry's finest synthetic turf manufacturers.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Lockers, Equipment Storage & Laundry Equipment
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New Look at Nebraska
 The decision of the Nebraska football team to use alternate uniforms has some traditionalists upset. Read the full story...
Quick Jump
 An Ohio high school has to re-open its search for a football coach after the newly hired one was signed by the Indianapolis Colts. “They pay a little better than we do,” said Columbus Grove Athletic Director Terry Schnipke. Read the full story...
Honoring Our Own
 A big congratulations to Athletic Management Special Projects Guru Dave Wohlhueter, who is being honored with the 2012 Lester Jordan Award by the Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame. Read the full story...
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