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Tools of the Trade
October 21, 2013 - Issue 635
When Fans Misbehave
 After a high school football game was nearly ended due to racially insensitive chants by fans, a football player from the offending school apologized on behalf of the student body. Read the full story...
Including All
 The NCAA recently hosted a think-tank on student-athletes with disabilities. Read the full story...
Help From Above
 A high school football team struggling with fan support has been “adopted” by a local church. Read the full story...
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Soccer Player Sues NCAA
 A former women’s college soccer player has sued the NCAA, alleging it didn’t do enough to educate her about the dangers of concussions. Read the full story...
Self-Reporting Problems
 Forty percent of college football players suffering from a concussion still have cognitive impairment after declaring themselves recovered, according to a new study. Read the full story...
Case Study
Increase Flexibility Without Limiting Performance  By Dr. David Behm and Dr. Duane Button Decline in muscle strength has long been associated with static stretching, which is often used for increasing flexibility and range of motion (ROM) prior to activity. This association discourages some athletes from stretching immediately before an event, potentially increasing their risk of injury. Even though myofascial rolling has become popular because of its purported benefits in recovery after exercise, there was very little research on the effectiveness of the technique as part of a warmup.
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First-Hand Experience
 While the topic of performance-enhancing drugs in college sports is brought up occasionally, not many people will speak as frankly as University of Cincinnati Director of Sports Medicine Angelo Colosimo, MD. Read the full story...
ID Please
 A California high school is now requiring all fans to show identification prior to entering football games. Read the full story...
Boycott Over
 With a new football coach in place, Grambling State University players ended their boycott on practice. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
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Solving College Football
 In this essay, the President Emeritus of the University of Florida suggests taking college football out of the hands of universities and putting it into a not-for-profit corporation. Read the full story...
Fire Starter
 A high school football halftime show involving a flaming baton turned into a small bonfire. Read the full story...
Player Quits Over Alleged Abuse
 A women’s basketball player at the College of the Holy Cross quit the team, alleging abuse by the Head Coach. Read the full story...
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