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Tools of the Trade
January 7, 2013 - Issue 594
Playing with Pain
 Despite risks of heart attack, stroke, and organ failure, college football players are still being given injections of a powerful painkiller on game days so they can play while injured. Read the full story...
Collaborative Effort
 Six North Carolina high school athletic directors rented a building and pitched in to host a high school basketball tournament. Read the full story...
Showing Heart
  There’s an old saying that “you can’t teach effort.” However, at the University of Kentucky, Strength and Conditioning Coach Rock Oliver and Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari are attempting to do just that. Read the full story...
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Hazing Alleged
 A lawsuit filed by alleged hazing victims at Maine West High School in Illinois claims a lax culture led to hazing on the boys’ soccer and baseball teams. Read the full story...
Coming Attractions
 NCAA President Mark Emmert says he hopes to unveil his new plan to give college student-athletes stipends in April. Read the full story...
Case Study
ATC Applies M.S. Degree in Sports Management  Sports have always played a central role in Clayton Gropper's life. After graduating from Dakota Wesleyan University in 2000, Gropper became a certified athletic trainer for the Mitchell, South Dakota school district through an outreach program managed by Avera Queen of Peace Hospital. With this job came added duties and Gropper earned his state teaching certification. In addition to guiding the athletic training program, he teaches sports medicine, health occupations, and survey health. Despite his packed schedule, Gropper hoped to take the next step in education by completing a master's degree in sports management. The challenge was juggling education with his most important priority--family.
Triple Threat
 An Arizona high school coach is pulling triple duty, coaching the football and baseball teams at one school and the girls’ basketball team at another. The 61-year old history teacher was a four-sport athlete himself. Read the full story...
Lopiano Honored
 For over four decades Donna Lopiano has been one of the strongest and most valuable voices for gender equality in athletics. At the NCAA Convention, she will receive the Gerald R. Ford Award. Read the full story...
Second Complaint Brings Investigation
 A Pennsylvania high school football coach is being investigated for allegedly keeping his players in games even though they showed signs of concussions. He could face criminal charges. Read the full story...
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Games Played for Memorial Fund
 Two high schools will play a pair of basketball games at Siena University to raise funds for memorial scholarships given in the name of athletes who died in a car accident. Read the full story...
School Offers Senior Pass
 A Wisconsin high school is offering local senior citizens a pass to get into games for free. Read the full story...
Response Questioned
 A California high school is being criticized for its response to an alleged sexual assault by members of an athletic team. Read the full story...
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