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Tools of the Trade
July 30, 2012 - Issue 572
Setting a Limit
 In the wake of recent sanctions against Penn State, the NCAA will examine the circumstances under which senior leaders can make discipline decisions outside the traditional process. Read the full story...
Summer Reflections
 High school athletic director Dan Cardone spells out his thoughts on areas to think about as summer vacations near an end. Read the full story...
Back to the Books
 An Alabama high school faced a postseason ban in all sports—unless its 21 head coaches and administrators attended a rules seminar. Read the full story...
Featured E-Zine

Training & Conditioning Digital Supplement

Christina Specos provides a glimpse inside Purdue University's renovated Mackey Arena and Dave Ellis, President of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association, talks about nutrition for football linemen.

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Bailing on Amateurism?
 A magazine columnist makes the case for forgoing amateurism in college sports by comparing it to the Olympics Read the full story...
NFHS Names New Officers
 Congratulations to Kevin Charles, Executive Director of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, who was recently elected the 53rd President of the NFHS. Read the full story...
Case Study
Are Your Bleachers Safe?  Bleachers are a popular seating choice for spectators, fans, and players to gather in large numbers and view local sporting events, ceremonies, and other community activities. But unfortunately, old and outdated bleachers that haven't been properly maintained can cause injury and even death. Check out this facility tip provided by the experts at Gared Sports.
Final Preparations
 Less is more for athletes in the final days before a big competition, according to Vern Gambetta. Read the full story...
Sickle Cell Risk Confirmed
 A recent study has shown “convincing evidence” of a relationship between sickle cell trait and sudden death in African-American athletes, particularly football players in training sessions. Read the full story...
Safer Supplements
 New legislation proposed this week would broaden the definition of anabolic steroids and impose tougher penalties on manufacturers. Read the full story...
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Attendance Woes
 Oklahoma high school baseball and softball coaches are concerned about new rules limiting the number of days their players can miss school while remaining eligible. Read the full story...
Anti-Hazing Video
 Ten student-athletes from Wesley College produced an anti-hazing video this summer. Read the full story...
Coach Charged with Faking Transcripts
 A football coach in Florida has been arrested and charged with creating false academic transcripts to keep players eligible. Read the full story...
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High Quality Strength Training
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Lighting Up the Game
Better lighting makes a better game, with Qualite Sports Lighting systems.
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