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Tools of the Trade
October 28, 2013 - Issue 636
Midseason Firings
 In an eight-day span, three high-profile college football coaches were let go. When is it okay to fire your head coach in the middle of the season? Read the full story...
Fun with Fields
 Diamond Ranch Academy in Utah has a football field with a unique design running 100 yards down the center. Read the full story...
Putting It to Music
 The University of Oregon released clips of a recent press conference with their Head Men’s Basketball Coach as a music video. Read the full story...
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You Can Play in Colorado
 The Colorado High School Activities Association has partnered with You Can Play and is promoting a video contest for the high schools in the state. Read the full story...
Grambling’s Got Milk
 Last week, Muscle Milk donated more than 4,600 bottles of its protein shakes to Grambling’s disgruntled football players. Read the full story...
Case Study
Winter Weather? Get Your Field Ready  By Mary Helen Sprecher With school back in session and fall sports winding down, it's time to focus on the upcoming season. In much of the U.S., athletes will be returning indoors and fields will be largely unused. That means this is the best time to tackle pre-winter maintenance.
Always Learning
 After almost three decades of working in strength and conditioning, Will Hicks, Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Performance at Syracuse University, still doesn’t consider himself an expert in the field. Read the full story...
Trailblazer Departs
 The first female head athletic trainer in American professional sports has stepped down after two years in the position. Read the full story...
Lion’s Strength
 Men’s Health magazine profiles Penn State Director of Strength and Conditioning Craig Fitzgerald. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Facility Solutions  Just because the wood on your basketball court is hard, it doesn't mean finding quality equipment for your facility should be. Check out these facility solutions from top manufacturers.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Fundraising & Promotion
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Scheduling Error
 A Colorado high school football team that hadn’t had a winning season since 1996 may miss out on the playoffs for scheduling one too many games. The team’s head coach says he misread an unclear rule. Read the full story...
Student Receives Vehicle
 Two years after becoming paralyzed during a weightlifting workout, a student at Pine Tree High School in Texas received a wheelchair-accessible van from Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation. Read the full story...
Suspended Athlete Files Lawsuit
 A Minnesota high school wrestler has filed a lawsuit against his school district after being suspended for a “threatening” tweet in which he said he was going to “drill” his teammates. Read the full story...
Enhancing the Look of Your Field
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Nature's Wellness Drink
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Productive Practice Time
Make your baseball/softball practice more productive with Muhl Tech.
LED Display
Check out Varsity Scoreboards' VSBX- 314LED: 8' x 4' scoreboard features 18-inch super-bright 100,000-hour rated LED displays.
Quality, Safety, Durability
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