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Tools of the Trade
January 21, 2013 - Issue 596
Sit Down Meeting
 The Athletic Director at Texas A&M recently had a meeting with Heisman winner Johnny Manziel to discuss how to handle the increased attention. Read the full story...
Proposed Rules Change in Utah
 The UHSAA is considering rules changes where if a player deceives his team about his eligibility, the team may escape punishment. Read the full story...
Hiring Savvy
 Fort Lewis College has hired John L. Smith to be its new Head Football Coach. Last season, Smith took over for Bobby Petrino at Arkansas after he was fired. Read the full story...
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Postgame Hero
 A high school basketball coach returned to the gym following a loss to look for his keys, saw the janitor having a heart attack, and, with the help of the team mascot, used a defibrillator to save his life. Read the full story...
Cost of Athletics
 According to a new report, athletic departments at most public colleges and universities competing in NCAA Division I sports typically spend three to six times as much per athlete as their institutions spend to educate each of their students. Read the full story...
Case Study
Vision Training With the Pros  Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon uses the Junior Hack Attack Pitching Machine to implement vision training with major league hitters. At a 33-foot distance, he adjusts the Junior Hack Attack to use a small ball that comes up at an angle and reaches hitters at a high speed.
Top Strength Coach
 Congratulations to Andrea Hudy, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance at the University of Kansas, who was recently named the 2013 National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the NSCA. Read the full story...
Predicting Long-Term Symptoms
 A recent study found that athletes with four or more concussion symptoms at the time of injury were more likely to have persistent symptoms throughout their recovery. Read the full story...
Energy Drink Danger
 The number of emergency room visits after consuming energy drinks doubled in the four years between 2007 and 2011. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Plyometric and Strength Training  Strength training and plyometric equipment offerings are rapidly advancing. Here are some the latest and greatest products on the market.
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Staffer Accused of Taping Athletes
 The former Athletics Media Director at Syracuse University has been accused of taping more than 100 male athletes in the locker room. Read the full story...
Online First Aid
 With the assistance of the American Red Cross, the NFHS has developed a new first aid course for its online Coach Education Program. Read the full story...
New AD at Georgia Tech
 Georgia Tech has hired a new athletic director, former Xavier AD Mike Bobinski. Read the full story...
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