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Tools of the Trade
April 30, 2012 - Issue 559
Hiring Lawsuit Partially Settled
 James Madison University and Marist College have settled one part of a lawsuit over a breach of contract disagreement concerning men’s basketball coach Matt Brady. Read the full story...
Wisconsin Loosens Rules
 In Wisconsin, the WIAA has changed its rules, and will now allow student-athletes to assemble and work out year round as long as head coaches are not involved. Read the full story...
Transfer Troubles
 A pair of incidents at NCAA Division I basketball programs is illustrating how requests to transfer can turn ugly. Read the full story...
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High School Notes
 A look at some interesting news in high school athletics, including two schools that are retracting pay-to-play fees and an experimental tie-breaker rule in tennis. Read the full story...
Battle Lines Drawn
 The University of Southern Mississippi’s quest to hire a new athletic director has taken a contentious turn. Read the full story...
Case Study
Synthetic Turf Needs Maintenance, Too  There's no secret code when it comes to knowing when your field needs repair or replacement--at least as long as it's a natural grass field. Making the call on an artificial turf facility, though, requires closer scrutiny.
Parents Want Charges Brought
 A high school ice hockey player’s parents are seeking assault charges against a player who concussed their son with a hit. Read the full story...
Stretching Strategy
 Vern Gambetta provides his latest thoughts on flexibility training for competitive athletes. Read the full story...
Athlete Says Thanks
 A high school football and basketball player with leukemia had a unique wish: to give his entire high school lunch to thank them for their support. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Outdoor Facilities  Spring has sprung and it's time to start thinking about sprucing up your outdoor facilities. Check out what these top manufacturers have on tap.
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The Cost of Athletics Money?
 New research indicates that winning by college athletic teams does increase donations to athletic departments, but at the expense of academic fundraising. Read the full story...
Scheduling Problems
 The Illinois High School Association is being criticized for holding sectional track meets on the same day many athletes have AP exams. Read the full story...
Friday Night Lights
 The University of Louisiana Monroe football team’s move to a Friday night game left the head coach calling high schools to apologize, some of which will now move their games. Read the full story...
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