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Tools of the Trade
January 2, 2013 - Issue 593
Quiet Tribute
 University of Nebraska student-athletes surprised retiring Athletic Director Tom Osborne during finals week by presenting him with a litany of special thank-you gifts. Read the full story...
Finding the Balance
 Pennsylvania high school ice hockey teams struggle to balance competitiveness with compassion and prevent blowouts from becoming embarrassments. Read the full story...
Pretty in Pink
 An Iowa high school got a three million dollar donation for a new football stadium with one unique restriction: the visiting locker room must be painted pink. Read the full story...
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Dropping Sports
 At the University of Richmond, the decision to replace two sports with lacrosse has caused significant controversy. Recently, a Board member quit when the school refused to reconsider. Read the full story...
New Coaching Resource
 The NFHS in partnership with USA Baseball has developed “Fundamentals of Coaching Baseball,” the latest online sport-specific course in its Coach Education Program. Read the full story...
Case Study
Safety Concerns About Surface Hardnesses  Norris Legue is a chemist and President of Synthetic Surfaces Inc. In 1969, he invented the first urethane adhesive that was used successfully to install synthetic turf athletic fields. In this interview, he discusses his company's commitment to quality. In this QA, he addresses safety concerns about different hardnesses on the same synthetic turf athletic field and/or playground surface
To Be A Kid Again
 If you want to improve your athlete’s movement skills, take an hour and go watch children play unsupervised. Vern Gambetta explains more here. Read the full story...
Analyzing Youth Concussions
 The NATA and its Research & Education Foundation have announced their participation and partial funding of the Consensus Study of Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, which is being conducted by the Institute of Medicine. Read the full story...
Naming Rights Sold
 A Kentucky high school has sold naming rights for three buildings to the The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky, which will pay the school $20,000 annually, and give the district an athletic trainer at a reduced cost. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
AFCA Preview  The 2013 AFCA National Convention will be held January 6-9 in Nashville, Tennessee. The following companies will be on hand.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Synthetic Turf
The following synthetic turf-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.
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Facilities of Distinction
 The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Read the full story...
Pay Raises
 The salaries for assistant college football coaches at the FBS level are on the rise. Read the full story...
Letting it Grow
 A New Jersey high school athletic director won a school-wide beard contest to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. Read the full story...
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Patented Prevention
Swede-O's patented line of orthopedic supports are designed to prevent and rehabilitate most any part of your body.
Computer-Aided Specialties
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