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Tools of the Trade
August 13, 2012 - Issue 574
Transfer Request
 A high school football coach is upset because he claims the University of Alabama asked one of his players to transfer schools for academic reasons. Read the full story...
Clarifying the Quinnipiac Ruling
 An appellate court ruling upholding a Title IX decision against Quinnipiac University generated headlines because it affirmed that competitive cheer cannot be counted as a sport for Title IX purposes. However, the case involved two other Title IX issues, one of which may have created some confusion. Read the full story...
Best Practices
 A New Hampshire school board is at odds with its football coach over how gate receipt money should be spent. Read the full story...
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Command Center On-Line
 Oregon has launched a social media “command center.” Read the full story...
Bleachers Too Heavy
 Danvers High School is moving into a new field house, but an unexpected problem has arisen: The bleachers the school brought in are too heavy for the new floor. Read the full story...
Case Study
A Great Facility to Last a Lifetime  Bishop Gorman High School, located in Las Vegas, Nev., is home to one of the top high school football programs in the country. In fact, BGHS sets the bar nationally in every athletic sport. So when the time came to build a new weightroom and athletic complex, no detail could be left out and every square inch of the massive new facility had to be customized to the coaching staff's extremely detailed preferences.
Protecting the Head?
 In Pennsylvania, the Strath Haven High School girls’ soccer team will be wearing open crown headgear when practices start this week, but at least one doctor is not sure it’s a good idea. Read the full story...
Spearmon’s Olympic Effort
 Though U.S. sprinter Wallace Spearmon failed to reach the Olympic 200 meter medal podium last Thursday, his fourth place finish is a worthy accomplishment considering the path he took to the finish line. In our May/June issue, we profiled Spearmon’s rehab from a career-threatening Achilles injury that he sustained in 2009. Read the full story...
Top of Her Game
 She may be five foot three and 110 pounds soaking wet, but Kathy Weber, MD, can get a 250-pound outfielder to confide in her about his health problems. Weber, sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, is the only female physician in Major League Baseball and one of two female team physicians in the National Basketball Association. Read the full story...
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More Sportsmanship, Less Risk
 A focus on sportsmanship and risk minimization highlighted many of the rules changes approved by the NFHS Boys’ Lacrosse Rules Committee at its July 16-18 meeting in Indianapolis. All 16 rules revisions were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Read the full story...
Support Goes Awry
 A resident who was praising the efforts of the College of the Desert football coaches to help players may have unwittingly mentioned several violations. Read the full story...
Coach Makes Player Apologize
 A Texas high school club lacrosse player was forced to give a public apology for cutting in line while boarding an airplane. Read the full story...
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