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Tools of the Trade
March 25, 2013 - Issue 605
NCAA To Revisit Texting Rule
 In January, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors passed a new rule to allow unlimited texting during recruiting. An override vote is forcing the Board to reconsider. Read the full story...
Coaches May Face Scrutiny
 Although the players on the Steubenville (Ohio) football team accused of rape have been convicted, the investigation isn’t over. Now coaches may be charged with failing to report the crime. Read the full story...
Major Repercussions
 In talking about the Ed O’Bannon vs. the NCAA court case, which seeks to give 50 percent of television revenue to student-athletes, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says that scenario could cause his conference to explore other options that would greatly de-emphasize athletics. Read the full story...
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Hammer Strength

Hammer Strength is committed to offering equipment for hard-working athletes to out-train and out-play the competition when it counts—at game time.

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Runner Dies Following Injury
 A high school distance runner in Texas died last week after he was hit in the hip by a discus while stretching before a race. Read the full story...
Preventing Catastrophe
 This article details the importance of having a safety plan for when athletes are warming up. Read the full story...
Company News
Quick and Convenient Cleaning  Athletix Disinfectant Wipes are a quick and convenient way for your athletes and trainers to disinfect surfaces in your fitness facility. Pre-moistened and ready to use, these durable, disposable wipes are packaged in a portable dispenser bucket.
Heat Policy Adopted
 In Pennsylvania, the PIAA has adopted a three-day heat acclimatization policy for the 2013 season. Read the full story...
Honors Rolling In
 The NATA has announced its 2013 Hall of Fame Class, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer honorees, and other various award winners. Read the full story...
Ivy Upset
 Congratulations to the Harvard University men’s basketball team, which completed a huge upset win over New Mexico last week. In 2012, our sister publication, Coaching Management, interviewed Harvard Head Coach Tommy Amaker about turning the Crimson into a winning program. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Volleyball Facility/Equipment  Set the tone for volleyball success by providing your coaches and players with a court and equipment they can be proud of. For the latest and greatest in volleyball equipment offerings, check out these respected manufacturers.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Outdoor Facility Equipment

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Protest on the Court
 A California high school boys’ basketball team intentionally played a player it knew to be ineligible in the last minutes of a loss as a form of protest. Read the full story...
Pay to Park
 In Alabama, this high school is considering charging fans a fee to park at football games as a way to raise money. Read the full story...
Making it Personal?
 An assistant football coach at N.C. State is sending out personalized hand-written recruiting letters to prospects, but the tactic appears to be back-firing. Read the full story...
Cleaning Solutions
Athletix(TM) Products offers cleaning solutions with Equipment Cleaner wipes, Disinfectant wipes and Foam Hand Sanitizer.
ClearSpan(TM) Fabric Structures provides design-build solutions for the athletic industry.
Brightening Fan Base
Brighten your fan base with Daktronics' long-lasting LED systems.
Insurance Programs
K&K Insurance is a recognized leader of sports, leisure, and entertainment insurance products.
Effective Infection Prevention
Hibiclens(R) and Hibistat(R) are a critical component of an effective infection prevention plan.
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