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Tools of the Trade
February 27, 2012 - Issue 550
Multi-Year Offers Squeak By
 By a narrow margin, NCAA Division I schools failed to override legislation that allows coaches to offer multi-year scholarships to student-athletes. Here’s a look at how the voting went, with a link that reveals how each school cast its ballot. Read the full story...
Lettering in Fishing
 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has announced that it is recognizing bass fishing as a varsity sport, beginning next school year. It becomes the second state to officially sanction the sport. Read the full story...
Washington Politics
 Georgetown and Maryland are in a public disagreement over scheduling contests between their two men’s basketball teams. Maryland says it will no longer play the Hoyas in non-revenue sports if the basketball squads don’t square off. Read the full story...
Featured E-Zine
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Coach Admits to Mistake
 A Maryland high school swim coach let a swimmer compete after she had shaved on-site before a meet, a violation of NFHS rules. The athlete was later disqualified. Read the full story...
Chant Complaint
 After being accused of shouting racist chants, student fans at Minnesota Duluth have apologized. Read the full story...
Case Study
Top Performance Trainers Demand It  Located in Indianapolis, St. Vincent Sport Performance is one of the most recognized performance training facilities in the country. Serving athletes coast-to-coast, St. Vincent implements the latest developments in performance training, medicine, psychology, and nutrition techniques to help their clients achieve maximum performance. When their clients ask for the best sports recovery drink on the market, the trainers at St. Vincent have one answer--Shamrock Farms' Rockin' Refueltrade;.
Broadcast Hurting Attendance
 This high school in Pennsylvania believes that broadcasting games on local TV is hurting attendance, and subsequently, revenue. Read the full story...
Eyeing the NFL Draft
 Some NFL draft prospects working out in preparation for the scouting combine added vision training to their regimen. Read the full story...
An App For That
 Athletic trainers now have a new tool available to help them diagnose concussions on the sidelines: an app. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Antimicrobial Products  To maintain safe locker rooms and workout facilities, simply being clean isn't enough. These antimicrobial products help in the fight against MRSA and other bacterial infections.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Natural Turf Maintenance/Covers
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When the AD and Coach are Married
 An investigation into a Florida high school football program asks whether an athletic director supervising her spouse as a coach crosses ethical lines. Read the full story...
Responding to Faculty
 After a faculty group at the University of North Carolina released a statement on the relationship between academics and athletics, the school’s athletic director responded. Read the full story...
Questioning Eligibility
 A Texas high school basketball player is under scrutiny after leaving a high school in another state due to a violent past. Read the full story...
Regional Soil Blends
Beam Clay offers regional infield mixes blended for every state and climate from bulk plants nationwide.
ClearSpan(TM) Fabric Structures provides design-build solutions for the athletic industry.
Closer to Nature
FieldTurf fields are designed to closely replicate natural grass playing surfaces in any climate and weather condition.
Octasound by KDM Electronics
For high quality, economical speakers for your arena, gymnasium, recreational facility or public address system look to Octasound.
Thera-Gesic(R) by Mission Pharmacal
Thera-Gesic(R) has a special penetrating delivery system, which ensures maximum effectiveness against pain.
Lighting Up the Game
Better lighting makes a better game, with Qualite Sports Lighting systems.
Quality, Safety, Durability
You need quality, safety, durability and value from your volleyball net systems. Sports Imports is your volleyball expert.
Equipment For Any Budget
Total Strength and Speed offers equipment from Williams Strength to Force Weight Equipment
ZAMST Athlete Saver
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