February 1, 2013 Volume XXV, No. 02

The NFHS rule prohibiting excessive contact in high school basketball has been expanded to include all ball-handlers on the court, include post players.

April 13, 2015 (Burnsville, MN) - Dr. Dish Basketball announced today the unveiling of their new series of shooting machines and mobile app, which will enable coaches and players to instantly upload and analyze their shooting reps. This is the first app of its kind for the basketball shooting machine industry.

What are the top 25 innovations in indoor facilities over the last 25 years?
As part of our silver anniversary celebration, we compiled this list.

By Dennis Read

Dennis Read is an Associate Editor at Athletic Management. He can be reached at:
[email protected]

To help reduce substance abuse among student-athletes, this high school revised its athletic code of conduct through a multi-step process. The new focus is on keeping kids both safe and strong.
By Kari Drogosh

At the University of California, a new philosophy is forcing staff members to communicate and collaborate in ways they have not before.
By Keith Power

Searching for a way to help your high school student-athletes be noticed by college coaches? These authors do so by hosting their own football combine.
By Kirby Whitacre & Ellen Taylor

In the wake of the Penn State scandal, athletic departments are rethinking how to protect minors--both those in their programs and visitors to their facilities. They are finding it takes a team effort.
By Dennis Read

Dennis Read is an Associate Editor at Athletic Management. He can be reached at: [email protected].

In the first issue of this publication that combined the high school and college audiences, our cover story offered advice on the recruiting process. One of the athletic directors we quoted in that article was Sister Lynn Winsor, and we asked her to revisit the topic for us today.

When it comes to making friends with those you supervise, it's important to think about what lines should not be crossed.
By Jim Cox

University of Oklahoma

In the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), athletic directors are put on the hot seat when their head football coach struggles. Fans and boosters demand success, but firings tend to come with a hefty price tag--buying out a coach's contract can cost millions. Now a recent study may help a bit with the decision to fire a coach or not.

Professional sports teams typically have a trained staff to escort visiting squads and officials to their locker rooms. Why should high school sporting events be any different? After asking himself this question, Don Heizer, Athletic Director at Payson (Ariz.) High School, created the PHS Ambassadors to fill the role.

In many rural areas, the number of high school students is declining, which is making it tough for some small schools to maintain a strong football program. That was the case for Phillips (Wis.) High School this past fall, and the situation prompted a rethinking of the football program by Athletic Director Paul Feuerer.

On Oct. 18, the day before she was scheduled to undergo a double mastectomy, Kathy Bluethman, Athletic Director at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nev., was taken out for breakfast by her principal. A nice gesture, Bluethman thought. When they returned to the school's parking lot, she soon realized there was a much bigger gesture waiting for her.

With athletic departments struggling to raise money in a tough economy, fundraisers are looking far and wide for sources to fund capital campaigns. For University of California-Riverside Athletic Director Brian Wickstrom, that meant traveling all the way to Shanghai, China.