January 24, 2012 - Issue 545


Injury Lawsuit Settled  The University of Southern California has settled a lawsuit with former running back Stafon Johnson, who was severely injured in a weightlifting accident in 2009. Read the full story...

Private Practice  A new bill introduced in Florida would allow private schools to break off from the FHSAA and join a new athletic association. Read the full story...

Crossing the Line  The athletic director at the University of Iowa says the actions of Head Men’s Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery during a lopsided loss, “went too far.” Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Plyometric and Strength Training  Strength training and plyometric equipment are rapidly advancing. Here are some the latest and greatest products on the market. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Strength Training & Injury Prevention
The following strength training & injury prevention-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Retaliation Claim?  A high school swimming coach claims he was transferred from the girls’ team to the boys’ team after he said the school showed favoritism to certain sports when it came to fundraising. The girls’ team refuses to compete without him as coach. Read the full story...

Curbing Behavior  Dakota Wesleyan University may make changes in athletic policy in response to a series of athletes being charged with crimes over the course of the year. Read the full story...

Dance Replacing Cheer  A look at why cheerleading is declining and dance and mascots are gaining at this high school in Wisconsin. Read the full story...

Setting The Standard
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ClearSpan(TM)
ClearSpan(TM) Fabric Structures provides design-build solutions for the athletic industry.
Safe in the Heat
Monitor heat stress and illness with HQ, Inc.'s patented CorTemp, ingestible core-body thermometer pill.
Insurance Programs
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An Ally  This video blog features the group Advocates for Injured Athletes, which states its goal is “to eventually have a certified athletic trainer on every high school campus in America.” Read the full story...

ATC Does Not Support Coach  A Pennsylvania high school football coach had his contract renewed, despite concerns of parents and claims that injured players were being forced to play. The district’s athletic trainer called the coach’s behavior “deplorable, disrespectful, and disgraceful.” Read the full story...

Pivotal Health Solutions
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Breakthrough Hot/Cold Therapy
Pro-Tec Athletics offers more than 30 products, ranging from highly effective orthopedic supports to breakthrough innovations in hot/cold therapy.
Lighting Up the Game
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Quality, Safety, Durability
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All Sports On Hold  A Texas school district is temporarily canceling sports in order to save money and meet the state’s new education requirements. Read the full story...

Dress the Part  Each year, basketball teams across the country raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. This year, tie manufacturer The Knot is offering the “Play 4Kay” pink bow tie and will donate 100 percent of sales to the fund. Read the full story...

NFHS Honors Top Coaches  Twenty high school coaches from across the country have been selected 2011 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
The Perfect Portable Fencing Solution  Many parks and recreation directors, as well as public and private school athletic directors, are turning to portable fencing to get the most out of their ball fields as budgets are closely scrutinized. Read more...

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