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Tools of the Trade
May 21, 2012 - Issue 562
Celebration Leads to Probation
 In California, a girls’ soccer team has been put on probation for a celebration in which they removed their jerseys to reveal T-shirts with a slogan. Read the full story...
Longhorns Raking it In
 USA Today has presented its annual report on the finances of college athletic departments, which finds the University of Texas to be the biggest revenue producer and one of only 22 schools to operate in the black. Read the full story...
Native American Mascots Banned
 Oregon has banned high schools from having Native American mascots. Read the full story...
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Strength Coach on ESPN
 Andrea Hudy, an Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance at the University of Kansas who handles the strength and conditioning responsibilities for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, was recently featured in a video interview on ESPN. Read the full story...
Night Games
 In Alabama, a decision to condense a softball tournament before an approaching storm meant two games started after midnight. Read the full story...
Case Study
Sideline Connections  In 2011, the football team at Poway (Calif.) High School finished undefeated and won the California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Section Division I Championship. From the first game of the season to the title-game victory at Qualcomm Stadium, home of the NFL's San Diego Chargers, HME was on the sidelines with Poway every step of the way.
Saving Scholarships
 UCLA football players have signed a petition requiring schools to provide financial backing to players if scholarships are not renewed. Read the full story...
Handling Social Media
 In Wyoming, a look at how the state association and a handful of individual athletic directors have handled social media policies and presence. Read the full story...
Using His Head
 After sustaining multiple concussions as a member of the Ohio State University football team, and experiencing a recent return of symptoms, Andrew Sweat decided to turn down an opportunity to compete for an NFL job. Read the full story...
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Follow Up
 In Ohio, the OHSAA membership has once again rejected a proposal aimed at leveling the public-private playing field. Read the full story...
New Policy in Place
 The University of Maryland has added a new policy on the “Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect.” Read the full story...
No Shot Clock
 The NFHS has announced its rules changes for girls’ and boys’ basketball for the 2012-13 year. Read the full story...
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