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Tools of the Trade
April 23, 2012 - Issue 558
Survey Leads to Firings
 At a Washington high school, an online survey of parents about the football team led administrators to ask the head coach to dismiss his father and brother as assistant coaches and follow an improvement plan. The head coach refused, and he was also let go. Read the full story...
Tough Decision “Pays” Off
 Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long expected a lot of emotional reactions to his firing of Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino. What he didn’t expect was for a donor to thank him through a large contribution and by renaming a program specifically for Long. Read the full story...
Showing Mercy
 Kentucky joins other states in instituting a mercy rule for high school basketball. Read the full story...
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No Fear
 Do NCAA rules and sanctions deter violations? A new study presented at the annual meeting of the College Sport Research Institute says they don’t. Read the full story...
Hosting China: The Video
 In the April/May issue of Athletic Management, we wrote about a game the Williamsport (Pa.) Area High School boys’ basketball team hosted against Nanyang Model High School, from Shanghai, China. This video blog offers footage from the contest. Read the full story...
Case Study
Performance Health Steps Up  Performance Health supports Athletes in Action's Clinical Education Team traveling to Armenia. The team will assist in the development of the country's first sports medicine organization.
Going Too Far?
 Two high school pitchers combined to throw 347 pitches in a recent game. Some have criticized the decision to allow them to continue throwing. Read the full story...
Digging Deeper
 Performing self myofascial release (SMR) with foam rollers and tennis balls is a convenient and inexpensive way to manage overly-toned muscle and sticky fascia. Here are five tips to optimize your athletes’ time on the roller. Read the full story...
Stopping Point
 A recent study found that there may be a threshold at which repetitive blows to the head begin to cause memory loss. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
CSCCa Preview  Plan now to attend the 2012 CSCCa Annual National Conference, which will be held May 9-11 in Orlando, Fla. The following companies will be showcased at the event.
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Hazing in Women’s Lacrosse
 The Head Coach of the women’s lacrosse team at Franklin and Marshall College was fired after an investigation into a hazing complaint. Several players were also suspended. Read the full story...
On the Way Out?
 In North Carolina, a new proposal is suggesting certain private and charter schools be removed from the NCHSAA. Read the full story...
Athletic Directors on the Move
 Memphis, Ball State, Brown, Cal State Stanislaus, and Otterbein are just some of the colleges that named new athletic directors over the past two weeks. Read the full story...
Biodex Concussion Management
Pre-season and post-injury Balance Assessment - Biodex provides the missing element.
Revolt Against Joint Pain
Ease knee, ankle, and shoulder discomfort with Cho-Pat sport medical devices.
Octasound by KDM Electronics
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Parker Laboratories
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Rich-Mar EVO Therapy System
EVO Therapy Systems, all in one Laser/Stim/Sound.
LED Display
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Innovative Sports Training
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