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Tools of the Trade
January 10, 2012 - Issue 543
Raising Academic Standards
 Illinois will soon have tougher academic eligibility standards for student-athletes thanks to legislation passed by the IHSA. Read the full story...
Ancient History May Be Revived
 The Michigan State Spartans are looking into playing a men’s basketball game against the USC Trojans at Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens, Greece, the site of the first modern Olympic Games. Read the full story...
In the Spotlight
 A video of a high school basketball game’s allegedly poor officiating has created a social media buzz. Read the full story...
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Division III Report In
 At the NCAA Division III level, after collecting data about the academic performance of student-athletes, schools will discuss what to do with that information starting Jan. 13 at the NCAA convention. Read the full story...
Developing Your “A” Game
 Dan Cardone provides four self-improvement strategies athletic administrators can use to polish interpersonal skills and react better to professional situations. Read the full story...
Case Study
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Nutrition Is the 12th Man
 In Georgia, a small rural high school is pointing to a new nutrition program put in place at its school for helping it claim a state championship. Read the full story...
What They’re Looking For
 As part of the process of hiring a new athletic director, this Massachusetts high school held a forum to ask community members what traits they want to see in candidates. Read the full story...
Head to Head
 Last Wednesday, the University of Tampa took on St. Leo in a basketball game that featured what’s believed to be an NCAA first. The coaches of the two opposing squads were husband and wife. Read the full story...
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Wheels on the Track
 A look at a new rule in Minnesota that allows athletes in wheelchairs to participate in high school track and field. Read the full story...
Please Forget the Lyrics
 In Ohio, DeSales High School is revising its between-game music policy after a fan complained about explicit lyrics in one of the songs played. Read the full story...
Coach Calls Out Fans
 A high school basketball coach in Erie, Pa., sent out a critical e-mail to students, in response to what he considered a lack of support during games. He was subsequently suspended. Read the full story...
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