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January 29, 2015
By R.J. Anderson The job of an athletic director often includes taking the high road when others are not. This article takes a look at an athletic director who chose to defend a controversial call made by football officials that negatively affected his school's team. Would you do the same? The week leading up last week's game was an emotional one for Louisville (Ohio) High School football players, many of whom attended the funeral of a classmate who was killed in an automobile accident. So when... more
January 29, 2015
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January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn As the fall sports season kicks off on college campuses around the country, athletic departments are kicking into high gear. In this blog, we look at several schools that are unveiling marketing campaigns in a effort to promote their teams, and how one university found a uniform change created an unexpected social media storm.*** While the University of Oregon usually dominates the world of out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to uniform design, last week, the University of... more
January 29, 2015
The CPSDA has launched a membership drive to increase the number of nutritionists who specialize in working with athletes. A new national membership association comprised primarily of registered dietitians working with athletes at the highest levels of sport in the U.S. launched its first membership drive September 3 to help develop "nutritionists" into sports dietitians. The Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) was first conceived two years ago to fill a... more
January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn The fall college sports season is in full swing, and that means athletic directors across the country are making the news as well. In this blog, we take a look at some notable happenings, including a unique employment situation at Boise State and dealing with fan behavior.*** At Boise State, longtime athletic director Gene Bleymaier was fired following an NCAA investigation into the Broncos' athletic department. Boise picked Curt Aspey, who has been the school's Senior Associate... more
January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn With a month of football behind us, several issues have arisen on and off the high school gridiron. In this blog, we take a look at questions regarding player eligibility, sportsmanship, and a computer scheduling system.*** Sportsmanship is a touchy subject at times, and the issue can become even more tense when a team or individual is on the cusp of a record. Recently in Indiana, Elkhart Central High School bristled when its opponent, South Bend Washington, continued to throw... more

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