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Tools of the Trade
November 12, 2012 - Issue 587
Focus on Bench Behavior
 Is it okay for a basketball coach to make a personal remark about an official? How about throwing your coat on the floor in disgust after a call goes against you? In NCAA men’s and women’s basketball, new rules will turn those actions into technical fouls. Read the full story...
Players Charged
 High school athletes who were accused of hazing teammates have been hit with felony charges. Read the full story...
Keeping Coach Taggart
 A private group has been formed to help raise the salary of Western Kentucky’s Head Football Coach. Read the full story...
Featured E-Zine

T&C Spring Digital Supplement

Christina Specos provides a glimpse inside Purdue University’s renovated Mackey Arena and Dave Ellis, President of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association, talks about nutrition for football linemen.

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Special Sports
 Two Oklahoma high school athletic directors are going to present a plan to their state association that would allow schools to go independent in just one sport. Read the full story...
Words to Carry
 Sometimes a motto in the weightroom can make a difference on the field. The University of Florida football team says that’s true for the Gators. Read the full story...
Case Study
Bring Athletes to New Levels  A new instrument-assisted soft tissue massage tool is now available to athletic trainers. Take your athletes to the next level with this device. FAST Tools are a set of two metal-injected plastic tools that offer a superior feel of the tissue adhesions. The built-in handle allows a better grip, and doesn't get slippery with additional lotions, emollients, or creams.
Tougher Transfer Rules
 The NCAA has placed new restrictions on Division I student-athletes who wish to transfer to be closer to family. Read the full story...
Drug Problem
 A high school basketball coach is quitting her post, saying a culture of substance abuse exists at her school. Read the full story...
No Longer Going Mad
 A look at why the University of Illinois has stopped doing a Midnight Madness promotion for its basketball team Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Baseball/Softball Facilities  Spring may be a couple months away, but now is the perfect time to look ahead at replacing worn out baseball and softball gear and equipment.
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Connecting the Links
 Recognizing that the body is a kinetic chain, Vern Gambetta says we need to always be aware of how we are making connections between all the links. He asks: Are we in fact connecting or are we disconnecting? Read the full story...
Deflating Loss
 USC was fined and reprimanded by the Pac 12 for deflating footballs during its loss to Oregon. Read the full story...
Two Sides to Every Story
 After a high school cheerleading team was punished for a prank, parents expressed outrage, upset that 11 girls were suspended and kicked off the team. Read the full story...
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Safe in the Heat
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Breakthrough Hot/Cold Therapy
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Heat for the Hamstring
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Hydration Station
WissTech Enterprises manufactures one of the world's finest portable beverage dispensers, the Hydration Station
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