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Tools of the Trade
April 15, 2013 - Issue 608
Coaches Sanctioned
 The Illinois High School Association has sanctioned two coaches involved in a string of incidents at a boys’ basketball state title game. Read the full story...
Beating the Weather
 College softball will create a task force to look at the possibility of starting the season later to avoid inclement weather. Read the full story...
Track & Field Safety
 Padding for pole vault planting boxes that meets the new ASTM specification standard is now permitted for use in high school track and field competition. Read the full story...
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Integrity Luncheon a Success
 Belmont University held an Integrity in Sports luncheon, which was attended by college basketball coaches Brad Stevens, Kevin Stallings, and its own Rick Byrd. Read the full story...
No Texting Allowed
 A high school baseball coach resigned after he was found to be texting a student at the school. The texts were not inappropriate, but doing so still violated school policy. Read the full story...
Case Study
A Dynamic Neck Workout  William Hicks, Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Performance at Syracuse University, understands the importance of keeping student-athletes healthy. As a result, neck workouts are an important part of Orange athletes' strength and conditioning.
Come Sunday
 To be successful as a strength coach, you need some time to think and plan. For Vern Gambetta, Sunday provides that downtime. Read the full story...
Just Joking Around
 A high school track coach and athletic director exchanged practical jokes centered around a radio station appearance. Read the full story...
Second Life
 The University of Maryland may bring back sports it eliminated due to budget issues last year. Read the full story...
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Undetected Concussion
 This female college soccer player may give up the sport she loves after an undetected concussion from a header had lasting effects. Read the full story...
Count ‘Em Up
 In Oregon, the state association has changed the way it counts high school student-athletes. Read the full story...
New Ideas in Recruiting
 University of Florida Assistant Football Coach Joker Phillips has used Instagram to produce unique recruiting materials. Read the full story...
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