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January 29, 2015
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC), in Walla Walla, Wash., recently installed a new athletic laundry system engineered to thwart the spread of infection in the wash. The Sports Laundry System, which replaced a failing hard-mount washer and dryer, not only kills viruses and bacteria in the wash, it improves laundry productivity and eliminates over-drying and resulting damage to uniforms, according to Tim Toon, head volleyball coach and chair of the Physical Education Dept. Installed in May... more
January 29, 2015
Throughout his first decade as head baseball coach at Novi (Mich.) High School, Rick Green wanted to organize a fundraising game, but he didn't know what cause to support. That changed a few years ago after a player's mother developed breast cancer. "When I heard about the diagnosis, I thought, 'We have to do something for her,'" Green says. "I approached her about holding a fundraising game for breast cancer research, and she not only supported the idea but offered to help me get the ball... more
January 29, 2015
More stringent penalties for boarding and checking from behind in high school ice hockey have been approved for the 2014-15 season. Changes to Rule 6-4 (boarding) and Rule 6-7 (checking from behind) were recommended by the NFHS Ice Hockey Rules Committee at its April meeting in Indianapolis. The committee's recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. In its ongoing attempt to minimize the risk of injury in the sport, the committee increased the penalty for... more
January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn Recently, much of college athletics was abuzz when football players at Northwestern University attempted to gain rights by unionizing. While that issue has to play out in the courts, last week, more voices entered the athletes' rights discussion: three U.S. senators and the City of Boston.In Boston, legislation has been proposed by City Councilor Josh Zakim to protect the educational and health rights for student-athletes who play for schools in the city. Zakim's proposal calls... more
January 29, 2015
When the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) passed a bylaw last summer aimed at curbing the use of biased language during athletic contests, administrators everywhere took notice. With a year of games now played under the new rule, has it been successful? Larry White, Assistant Director for the NJSIAA, believes the answer is yes. He cited the reduced number of disqualifications for unsportsmanlike conduct as proof of a changed culture. In the 2012-13 winter sports... more
January 29, 2015
Like most head coaches, David Shaw hates to miss team meetings. So when Stanford University's Director of Football found out an event in Hawai'i would prevent him from attending an offseason gathering of Cardinal offensive players and staff, he looked to technology for an alternative mode of attendance. But instead of connecting through a speakerphone or videoconferencing, Shaw rolled into the meeting room in the form of a Beam Pro robot. The creation of Suitable Technologies, which is run by a... more

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