January 17, 2012 - Issue 544


Earning Praise the Hard Way  An Arizona high school principal is earning praise for reporting his school’s widespread rules violations, which resulted in the school forfeiting games in every fall sport. Read the full story...

At the NCAA Convention  From speeches to honors, this video blog provides a look at some interesting happenings at last week’s NCAA Convention. Read the full story...

Looking For Budget Cuts  In an effort to save money, this Iowa school district is looking at a variety of ideas, including eliminating the District Athletic Director position and coordinating travel among teams. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Track Facility and Equipment  Get your athletes on the right track with quality equipment and facility solutions from these recognized manufacturers. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Flooring
The following flooring-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Irish Eyes Smile On Kelly  Congratulations to University of Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly, who was recently rewarded with a two-year contract extension. Our sister publication, Coaching Management, recently sat down with Kelly to talk about the “Next Man In” coaching philosophy that has been a big part of his success. Read the full story...

Seeing Red  In Florida, Vero Beach High School has enacted a new policy for soccer players: If they receive a red card and are ejected from the game, they are dismissed from the team as well. Read the full story...

Ruling Stands  After James Madison University eliminated several athletic teams five years ago, Equity in Athletics Inc., challenged those cuts, claiming they were unconstitutional and in violation of federal law. Two courts have dismissed the case and the Supreme Court has now declined to hear it. Read the full story...

Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes
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Athletic Flooring Systems
Centaur Floor Systems has been selling recreational, fitness, and athletic flooring systems for over 20 years.
Brightening Fan Base
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Strength Coach Gets Second Chance  Sal Alosi, the former New York Jets coach who resigned last year after making headlines for tripping an opposing player on the sideline, has been hired by UCLA to be its Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Read the full story...

Safety First  In response to a pair of hits that left two high school ice hockey players seriously hurt, the Minnesota State High School League has stiffened penalties for illegal checks, making many of them major penalties. Read the full story...

MetroMedia Technologies
MMT is a MEDIA DISPLAY COMPANY serving the advertising, sports and commercial graphics industries.
Athletic Field Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting has been designing and manufacturing athletic field lighting systems since 1976.
OC Sports
The Team Sports Division of Outdoor Cap has 20 years of brand recognition and a very loyal customer base.
An Unstoppable Force
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Coach, Athletic Director Relieved of Duties  The wrestling coach and athletic director at Chesapeake (Md.) High School have been relieved of their duties after allegations of unsafe student behavior. Read the full story...

Using Groupon to Boost Attendance  Several colleges, including DePaul, Georgetown, and Seton Hall are using Groupon as a way to get fans in the door. Read the full story...

Possible Norovirus Outbreak Causes Cancellations  A possible outbreak of Norovirus, which causes the stomach flu, caused a high school in Michigan to shut down and cancel athletic events. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
A More Versatile Infield Groomer  Baseball season may be coming to an end, but the responsibility of keeping your ball fields in top condition never stops. To keep your sports surfaces looking their best, you need equipment that gives you the versatility to handle a variety of infield mixes and weather conditions. Read more...

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