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Tools of the Trade
March 18, 2013 - Issue 604
Two-A-Days Banned
 Iowa will ban two-a-day practices for high school football teams starting this year. Read the full story...
Towson Dropping Two Sports
 Towson University is going to drop baseball and men’s soccer and reinstate men’s tennis. Read the full story...
Political Take Down
 A suspended high school wrestler in New Mexico won a state title after politicians lobbied on his behalf. Read the full story...
Featured E-Zine

Athletic Management Facilities of Innovation

This digital supplement profiles five new ground-breaking athletic complexes, including the University of Oregon Football Support Center.

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New Statement Released
 Following the release of a consensus statement from the Fourth International Conference on Concussion in Sport, experts warn that mouthguards and helmets may create a false sense of security in players who wear them. Read the full story...
Help For Frosh
 Louisiana State University has created a developmental course called Students With a Game Plan, aimed at helping first-year football student-athletes make the transition to college. Read the full story...
Case Study
Redefining a Field House  The term, 'field house,' might bring to mind a facility where a basketball team practices foul shots, students run on an indoor track, or where wrestling practice is held. But then there's the Richmond Olympic Oval, in Richmond, British Columbia--and it just might defy and exceed every definition of a field house.
Athletic Director Resigns
 After angering parents by suspending several student-athletes for doing a Harlem Shake video, a Minnesota high school athletic director has resigned. Read the full story...
NYC Coaching Legend Passes
 A national coach of the year in two sports, Jack Curran passed away last week. “He was one of the true saints in scholastic sports,” said former St. John’s University Basketball Coach Lou Carnesecca. Read the full story...
Building a Village
 Fresno State University is starting work on its $6 million student-athlete village, which includes a sports medicine complex. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Indoor Surfaces and Covers  Check out the latest and greatest indoor surfacing and cover options from the industry's leading manufacturers.
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School Criticized for Security Issues
 Fans complained that security personnel at a New York high school basketball game did not come to their aid when they were being “verbally abused.” Read the full story...
Roadside Assistance
 An Oregon high school football coach stood by the side of the road with a “Will Work For Helmets” sign, and donations and work orders have followed. Read the full story...
Warm Welcome
 A Texas school district is holding a community pep rally to welcome its new athletic director and head football coach. Read the full story...
Highest Quality
Aer-Flo makes the highest-quality field, turf and track protectors, plus the world's toughest windscreens.
Pilates Innovator
Balanced Body, Inc. has provided innovation in Pilates equipment since 1976.
Regional Soil Blends
BEAM CLAY(R) offers regional infield mixes blended for every state and climate from bulk plants nationwide.
Biodex Balance Assessment Program
Pre-season and post-injury Balance Assessment - for the management of concussion.
Enhancing the Look of Your Field
Diamond Pro professional groundskeeping products deliver long-lasting performance and quality while enhancing the look and feel of a well-maintained field.
Athletic Field Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting has been designing and manufacturing athletic field lighting systems since 1976.
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