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High School News
July 17, 2018
Athletic transfers for high school students are on the rise in Arizona, despite new rules intended to discourage them. According to azcentral, the Arizona Interscholastic Association's new rules make athletes ineligible for 50 percent of the season the first time they transfer without changing residences, and 100 percent of the season the second time it happens. Despite this, the AIA processed 3,973 student-athlete transfers in the 2016-17 school year, when the rule took effect, and 3,606 in... more
Marketing
July 17, 2018
When Mississippi State fans attend Bulldog athletic events in Starkville this fall, they will notice dramatically reduced prices at concessions. Prices on food and beverage at all home venues will be significantly decreased beginning this 2018-19 athletic year, MSU Athletics announced as part of its #MoorValue campaign on Thursday.  "We value the feedback of our Bulldog family," said MSU Director of Athletics John Cohen. "Reducing the price of concessions has been something I have been very... more
July 17, 2018
A key facility improvement many college and university athletic directors have on their wish lists is more indoor athletic training space. For some, having an indoor facility has gone from “nice to have” to “necessary to compete.”    Whether the need is for a new building or adding to an existing structure, certain basic issues have to be resolved for the project to move forward. These include budget, architectural appearance and long-term cost of ownership regarding maintenance, and operating... more
Leadership
July 17, 2018
Michigan State University Interim President John Engler appointed Bill Beekman as MSU's athletic director pending approval of the Board of Trustees during a special meeting on July 17. Beekman has served as interim athletic director since February. "As I spoke with our coaches and consulted with trustees about a possible search, I heard from virtually everyone that they love the job Bill is doing," Engler said. "I'm very confident Bill will excel. He is described as a person of integrity,... more
Legal Issues
July 16, 2018
On Friday, Greg Wright sued his former employer, Lexington 4 School District, as well as other defendants, shortly after his request to be reinstated as football coach at Swansea (S.C.) High School was denied at the board's meeting on Thursday. According to The State, the school decided not to keep Wright as athletic director in June, and was fired from his position as coach on June 26. The suit says the firing was for negligence regarding his players safety and “a litany of false charges and... more
Leadership
July 13, 2018
Athletic Management kicks off its new year-long Webinar series with a presentation titled “Evaluating Your Coaches—A New Approach” from Scott Garvis, CMAA, CIC, Athletic Director at Ankeny (Iowa) Centennial High School. This opening Webinar will cover: ■ Using student program assessment in the evaluation process ■ Executing a student-athlete survey ■ Student-athlete evaluation program perception and reality—understanding the difference ■ How to use these survey results for program improvement... more

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