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Tools of the Trade
September 24, 2012 - Issue 580
A Question of Supervision
 Despite the support of parents and former players, a popular boys’ basketball coach in the Olympia (Wash.) School District was fired for not supervising players during a team camp at an nearby university. Read the full story...
Name Change Coming?
 A senior member of the NCAA has proposed that “student-athletes” simply be referred to as “students.” Read the full story...
No Bible Banners
 A Texas high school has banned students from bringing banners with religious messages to football games. Read the full story...
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Elevating Morale
 An overlooked job of the athletic director is to boost morale department-wide. Dan Cardone reveals how he does this at his school. Read the full story...
Orange Against Bullying
 In Iowa, a high school is organizing an “orange out” at a football game to support an anti-bullying initiative. Read the full story...
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Reporting Issues
 After Lane Kiffin suspended a writer for reporting on a player’s surgery, a debate has emerged on whether college football should report injuries in a manner similar to the NFL. Read the full story...
NATA Issues New Statement
 The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recently issued a position statement citing a need for improved understanding of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) in the sports medicine and athletic communities. Read the full story...
Terrapin Strong
 In this video, University of Maryland Director of Strength & Conditioning Drew Wilson shares his philosophy on athlete development. Read the full story...
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Bad Language Leads to Suspension
 Two Kansas high school football coaches were suspended for using bad language. One got into a heated argument with a parent during a practice. Read the full story...
Senior Discount
 Lee College’s volleyball team will host a “Senior Night” and give free admission to anyone over the age of 50. Read the full story...
Kickin’ It
 Despite being born with only one leg, this Massachusetts high school soccer player excels on crutches. Read the full story...
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