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Tools of the Trade
October 8, 2012 - Issue 582
California Adopts Athlete Bill of Rights
 Last week, the Governor of California signed into law the nation’s first Student-Athletes Bill of Rights, which will affect the benefits that Pac-12 schools provide their athletes. Read the full story...
Standing Firm
 A high school football coach in California defends his decision to suspend a player for missing a game to attend a baseball showcase, even though it led to 11 other players walking out and the coach’s dismissal. Read the full story...
Lawsuit Making Waves
 In her lawsuit against the University of Tennessee, former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings alleges age and sex discrimination. An affidavit also reveals that former Head Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt may have been forced to retire. Read the full story...
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Not Until High School
 In a new book, respected concussion expert Dr. Robert Cantu suggests that athletes should not block, check, or head a ball until they are 14 years old. Read the full story...
Nominations Open for Coaching Award
 Positive Coaching Alliance seeks nominations of youth and high school sports coaches for its annual Double-Goal Coach Award. Read the full story...
Case Study
Custom Locker, Storage Solutions "Wenger delivered everything we asked for," says Steve Fritz, Athletic Director at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in St. Paul, Minn. "It was a great cooperative effort." The 180,000-square-foot Anderson Athletic Recreation Complex includes basketball and volleyball arenas, aquatic center, field house and fitness center, along with multiple locker rooms, training rooms and other support facilities.
Lights Out
 In Illinois, a high school soccer team was one penalty kick away from a massive upset when the lights went out at the stadium. Read the full story...
In Sync?
 Kenyon College is examining its athletic program to determine if it aligns with the rest of the school. Read the full story...
Coach Fired Following Argument
 A high school basketball coach was fired after allegedly swearing during a meeting with his school’s athletic director. Read the full story...
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Building a Brand
 A look at how the University of Oregon’s athletic department developed its unique brand. Read the full story...
New AD at Nebraska
 The University of Nebraska has hired Shawn Eichorst as its new Athletic Director. Eichorst leaves the University of Miami after just 18 months. Read the full story...
Recruiting Resource
 The Men’s College Lacrosse Coaching Association has started an online recruiting database to allow high school players the chance to connect to college coaches. Read the full story...
Ankle Injury Prevention/Treatment
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