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Tools of the Trade
February 20, 2012 - Issue 549
Coach Sued
 A high school football coach is being sued by a player for benching him. The player claims the benching is due to him not wanting to play while injured. Read the full story...
A Growing Problem
 An expert says the TCU football progam’s drug bust is symbolic of a growing problem within college athletics. Read the full story...
NFHS Issues New Red Card Rule
 In a continued emphasis on improving sportsmanship, the “soft red” has been eliminated in high school soccer. Read the full story...
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UConn Hires Warde Manuel
 The University of Connecticut has hired Warde Manuel as its new athletic director. Manuel, who had held the same position at the University at Buffalo for six years, was profiled by Athletic Management in this 2009 Q&A. Read the full story...
On the Outside
 A high school that is caught between two leagues has been left out of the playoffs, and the school’s athletic director wants to remedy the situation. Read the full story...
Case Study
From Coal Mine to Sports Park  A successful sports facility doesn't start with a good surface; it finishes there. Its origins, however, are much deeper.
Watching Their Tweets
 At Harvard University, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tommy Amaker has assigned assistant coaches to monitor players on Twitter. Read the full story...
ATC Under Investigation
 A male athletic trainer in Texas is under investigation for allegedly inappropriately touching a 15-year-old female student. Read the full story...
More on PRP Therapy
 A recent study examining the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy on plantar fasciitis patients showed positive results. T&C Managing Editor Abigail Funk explains the science behind PRP and its sports medicine applications in this Web blog. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Gym Components  Feel like your gym is missing something? Check out how these innovative products may help you fill the void.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Scoreboards & Bleachers
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Harmless or a Menace?
 High school athletes across five states are being caught off-guard by an odd fan (with a criminal record) who asks for piggyback rides after games. Read the full story...
Culture Change Coming
 Marshalltown Community College has found itself in the crosshairs for violations in the last few years, and is now pledging a culture change. Read the full story...
After A Dunk
 One high school basketball head coach has a unique stance on sportsmanship: If one of his players is dunked on, a player on his team will offer up a high five. Read the full story...
Pilates Innovator
Balanced Body, Inc. has provided innovation in Pilates equipment since 1976.
Revolt Against Joint Pain
Ease knee, ankle, and shoulder discomfort with Cho-Pat sport medical devices.
Safe in the Heat
Monitor heat stress and illness with HQ, Inc.'s patented CorTemp, ingestible core-body thermometer pill.
Outdoor Manufacturing
Kay Park Recreation has been a trusted manufacturer of commercial outdoor furniture since 1954.
Modular Tiles
Matflex's line of modular interlocking tiles for sports cover in-line hockey, aerobics, and gymnasium flooring, as well as entrance ways and pool decks.
Effective Pain Treatment
Pressure Positive manufacturers of practical, deep muscle self care massage tools.
Innovative Sports Training
Sports Attack is a worldwide leader in innovative sports training equipment.
Aquatic Therapy
From conditioning and therapy to rehab and recovery, SwimEx meets all your training needs.
Hydration Station
WissTech Enterprises manufactures one of the world's finest portable beverage dispensers, the Hydration Station
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