January 31, 2012 - Issue 546

New Jersey Says Testing Works  The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association says it has had success in its attempt to curb steroid use by high school athletes through testing. Read the full story...

To Honor a Former Coach or Not?  Several alums are upset that the University of Maryland named its basketball court after former Head Men’s Coach Gary Williams. Read the full story...

Fired for Inappropriate Language  A successful high school football coach in Tennessee was fired after allegedly using inappropriate language with his athletic director. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Baseball Equipment  With spring practices fast approaching, it's time to start exploring the latest and greatest in baseball practice equipment. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Lockers, Equipment Storage & Laundry Equipment
The following lockers, equipment storage & laundry equipment-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

No Admittance  A football recruit who had committed to the University of Georgia withdrew, apparently because his application was rejected due to a policy that an undocumented student cannot “take the place” of a qualified state resident who has been turned away due to capacity issues. Read the full story...

Not Safe To Sit  In Virginia, a high school’s football bleachers have been deemed unsafe, and the school is looking at needing to spend $300,000 to rectify the issue. Read the full story...

Student to Student  At Boston College, administrators asked students to put together videos on sportsmanship as part of a larger campaign to improve fan behavior. Read the full story...

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Outdoor Manufacturing
Kay Park Recreation has been a trusted manufacturer of commercial outdoor furniture since 1954.


Substitute Coach Leads to Injury  A high school wrestler suffered a broken collarbone when he was sparring with a middle school coach—who was not an official coach for the high school, but the only one in practice that day. The middle school coach and high school head coach have since been fired. Read the full story...

Concussion Research  ASTM has put out a call for papers that look at the mechanisms of concussion in sport. The deadline for abstracts is April 15 and the symposium will be held Nov. 13 in Atlanta, Ga. Read the full story...

Octasound by KDM Electronics
For high quality, economical speakers for your arena, gymnasium, recreational facility or public address system look to Octasound.
Prevent MRSA
Make Hibiclens and Hibistat part of your gameplan for preventing the spread of MRSA and other staph infections.
NSCA
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Progressive Release
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Hydration Station
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From Cougars to Chargers  A school board at a Utah high school deemed the nickname “Cougars” too racy, and chose “Chargers” instead. Read the full story...

All Sooners, All The Time  A look at the University of Oklahoma’s SoonerVision, which the school will use to facilitate a launch of its own network in the future. Read the full story...

Follow Up: Coach Under Investigation  A high school football coach who had been criticized by an athletic trainer is under investigation for allegedly playing student-athletes with concussions. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Getting the Phillies Ready for Opening Day  Citizens Bank Park, home of the perennial National League Eastern Division Champion Philadelphia Phillies, has selected CoverSports to provide approximately 105,000 sq. ft. of its FieldSaver turf blankets/growth covers for every grass area of the entire field. Read more...

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