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Tools of the Trade
June 18, 2012 - Issue 566
Recruiting Phone Call Limits Lifted
 NCAA Division I is now allowing college basketball coaches to send unlimited phone calls and texts to high school students who have finished their sophomore year. Read the full story...
Program Criticized
 Michigan’s Schools of Choice has received some criticism from high school athletic directors in the state who claim the program disrupts a level playing field. Read the full story...
Bill Makes Headway
 In California, an athletes’ bill of rights would force college athletic programs to alter the way they do business. Read the full story...
Featured E-Zine

Athletic Management Gymnasium Supplement

Are you planning to upgrade your gymnasium? Our E-zine on surfaces and basketball/volleyball equipment contains information that can help you plan purchases to fit your needs.

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NFHS Summer Meeting Preview
 The 93rd annual NFHS Summer Meeting will be held July 7-11 in Nashville, Tenn. Topics to be discussed include: video streaming of state tournaments, summer participation, apps for mobile phones, virtual schools, crowd control, social networking, emergency plans for catastrophic injuries, and legal issues. Read the full story...
Unprotected Uniforms
 A court ruling says the University of Alabama’s football jerseys are not protected by trademark law. Read the full story...
Case Study
Covering the Phillies  The Philadelphia Phillies and Citizens Bank Park, home of the perennial National League Eastern Division Champions, have purchased a variety of CoverSports field covers and wall padding products for the re-sodded stadium.
Call to Ban Football
 A Philadelphia public school teacher is calling for high school football to be banned, comparing the sport to ancient gladiator fights. Read the full story...
Summer Tips
 Looking to send your athletes home this summer with some healthy eating tips? Here are some 200-calorie snack ideas from dietitian Carolyn Coulter, RD, LD, which provide options for those with a sweet tooth and those who prefer something salty. Read the full story...
Football Safety
 The Pop Warner organization has announced new rules that include limits on contact during practices. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Lockers, Equipment Storage & Laundry Equipment
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New In Town
 As summer heats up, the athletic director landscape is shifting rapidly, with several schools making new hires. Included in those moves are an historic hire at St. Cloud State and a high-profile addition at Langston University. Read the full story...
Test Results In
 According to a recent study, student-athletes at high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have higher GPA’s and score better on state tests than their non-student-athlete peers. Read the full story...
Voters Okay Name Change
 North Dakota residents voted overwhelmingly to let the University of North Dakota retire the “Fighting Sioux” nickname. Read the full story...
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