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Tools of the Trade
May 6, 2013 - Issue 611
Home Schoolers Can Play
 In Indiana, the IHSAA has announced that home-schooled students can play varsity sports on high school teams next year. Read the full story...
Recruiting Rules Reverse
 The NCAA has suspended a rule that would have allowed football coaches to send text messages to and have unlimited contact with prospective student-athletes. Read the full story...
Coach Suspended
 A California high school basketball coach was suspended for a year after he knowingly inserted an ineligible player into the closing seconds of a game. Read the full story...
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2013 Athletic Management DIGITAL Buyer’s Guide

The Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide includes expanded product listings not available in print. URLs listed in this publication are active, meaning you can click on a company’s Web site where it appears in the Buyer’s Guide to learn about the company and its products.

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Coming Out, Moving Forward
 Last week, NBA veteran Jason Collins made history with his announcement that he is gay. Here’s a look at some ways athletic departments can support student-athletes who are LGBT. Read the full story...
One Year on the Sidelines
 North Carolina high school student-athletes who transfer schools must sit out a year, according to a recently-passed policy. Read the full story...
Case Study
Whether they result from sliding into home or spending all day in the sun at a track meet, stains on uniforms and equipment are an unavoidable part of athletics. Regardless of how they got there, dealing with stains can be a time-consuming task if you do not have the right laundry system.  
Change at Tennessee
 A strength coach at the University of Tennessee who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school has been relieved of her duties. Read the full story...
Athletes Sought for SCT Study
 In an attempt to answer the question, “Why Do Some Sickle Cell Carrier Athletes Suffer from Heat Illness?” the University of South Florida is starting a study funded by the NCAA on collegiate football players who carry Sickle Cell Trait (SCT). It is now looking for participants. Read the full story...
Concussion Mishandled
 The U.S. Soccer Federation admits a concussion to Abby Wambach was mishandled during a recent game. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Scoreboards and Video Displays  Your scoreboard is often the face of your facility. These scoreboard options from top manufacturers are sure to improve your facility's look.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Synthetic Turf

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Stepping Aside
 A high school athletic director stepped down from her post to allow a teacher whose program had been cut to take the position. Read the full story...
Oregon Protects its Logo
 The University of Oregon has asked an Iowa high school to stop using an “O” logo that infringes on its own. Read the full story...
Coaches Put on Leave
 Four high school track coaches were placed on administrative leave and asked to resign after forcing athletes to do a “bear crawl” on the track for missing practice. Read the full story...
i1 Biometrics
i1 Biometrics is working with leading universities and top high school sports programs nationwide to help track head impacts.
Modular Tiles
Mateflex's line of modular interlocking tiles for sports cover in-line hockey, aerobics, and gymnasium flooring, as well as entrance ways and pool decks.
Storage Solutions
Salsbury Industries - offers a complete line of products, including metal lockers, wood lockers, plastic lockers, and storage solutions.
Attacks Performance
Improve athlete balance and reaction time with the MAXX Attack Trainer.
Hydration Station
WissTech Enterprises manufactures one of the world's finest portable beverage dispensers, the Hydration Station.
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