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Tools of the Trade
August 7, 2012 - Issue 573
Massive NCAA Penalty Change Proposed
 The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has endorsed a proposal that would make schools subject to the same sorts of penalties that Penn State’s football program received. Read the full story...
Home Schoolers in the Game
 Last week, Arkansas became the latest state to allow home-schooled students to play high school sports. Read the full story...
Survey Says
 A Sporting News survey asked top high school football players seven questions about their recruiting experience—from worst recruiting lines to academics to “phantom calls.” Read the full story...
Featured E-Zine

Athletic Management Gymnasium Supplement

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Part of the Investigation
 Former Penn State Head Men’s Basketball Coach Ed DeChellis, now at the U.S. Naval Academy, explains how he was interviewed for the Freeh Report, the independent investigation of the Jerry Sandusky sexual molestation case. Read the full story...
Free Coach Education Course
 In an effort to provide information on hazing, bullying and inappropriate relationships to more high school coaches, school administrators and the general public, the NFHS is offering its online course “Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment” for free. Read the full story...
Case Study
Providing Help to Programs in Need  CytoSport(TM), the largest sports nutrition company in the U.S. and maker of Muscle Milk(R), recently announced the launch of the Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program, which will provide up to $250,000 in grants to help rebuild and revitalize high school athletic programs around the country.
Worth the Cost?
 In New York, state universities have been asked to defend their spending on athletics, especially as it relates to travel expenses. Read the full story...
Fire Destroys Equipment
 In Iowa, East Side High School saw a fire destroy $150,000 of its athletic equipment, mostly football, just days before the first practice of the season. The team’s first opponent, Ames High School, has offered any extra equipment they have. Read the full story...
Taking Time Out
 With preseason practices now underway and the start of fall sports schedules around the corner, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) issued an official statement last week recommending athletic health care providers conduct a “Time Out” before athletic events to ensure emergency action plans are reviewed and in place. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Basketball Facility and Equipment  Just because the wood on your court is hard, it doesn't mean finding quality equipment for your facility should be. Check out these basketball court and facility solutions from top manufacturers.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Synthetic Turf
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Helping the Transition
 In New York, Oswego High School may create the position of athletic transition coordinator to help youth student-athletes move to the JV and varsity levels. Read the full story...
FSU Educating Athletes on Social Media
 Florida State University’s athletic department has developed a new social media education program for incoming freshmen. Read the full story...
Got Sponsorship?
 The REFUEL | “got chocolate milk?” campaign has announced 50 new openings on Team REFUEL. Each comes with sponsorship money, free race gear, and the chance to star in a “got chocolate milk?” ad. Read the full story...
Track Field Equipment
AAE is focused on the design and fabrication of track & field products that coaches need and athletes want.
Armacell's ArmaSport(R)
Armacell's ArmaSport(R) is the preferred turf underlayment pad system.
Advance Your Career
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Architecture Services
Find architecture services, including diverse architecture, planning, and signage/graphic design at Heery International, Inc.
Athletic Field Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting has been designing and manufacturing athletic field lighting systems since 1976.

Quality, Safety, Durability
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