April 1, 2013 Volume XXV, No. 03

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.


Outdoor athletic facilities look much different than when we began publishing 25 years ago. Here are our picks for the 25 biggest innovations over the past quarter-century.
By Dennis Read

Dennis Read is an Associate Editor at Athletic Management. He can be reached at: dr@MomentumMedia.com.


Outdoor athletic facilities look much different than when we began publishing 25 years ago. Here are our picks for the 25 biggest innovations over the past quarter-century.
by Dennis Read

Dennis Read is an Associate Editor at Athletic Management. He can be reached at:
dr@MomentumMedia.com
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Two years ago, Londonderry (N.H.) High School and some of its neighbors across the state began creating unified sports teams. A new national mandate urges all schools to follow their lead.
By Howard Sobolov


You can view student workers as a necessary burden. Or you can train them to be athletic administrators of the future.
By Tim Sceggel

Tim Sceggel is Assistant Director of Athletics for Internal Operations and an Adjunct Instructor for Sport Management at Covenant College. He can be reached at: Tim.Sceggel@covenant.edu.


As an athletic director, it's easy to stay behind the scenes. But being an effective leader means sometimes taking center stage.
By Kevin Bryant


Looking for a way to spice up your teams' competitions? These five athletic departments introduced new ideas that are bringing more excitement to their fans and student-athletes.
By Mary Kate Murphy

Mary Kate Murphy is an Assistant Editor at Athletic Management. She can be reached at: mkmurphy@MomentumMedia.com.


In 1995, we began running columns in Athletic Management. One of our initial authors was Dick Borkowski, and he's been offering advice on sport safety in these pages ever since.
By Dr. Richard P. Borkowski


Should athletic departments ban or monitor their student-athletes' use of social media? One school is teaching the art of tweeting instead.
By Chris Syme


Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) High School
In 1991, Athletic Management added high school athletic directors to its readership and started covering issues in scholastic sports. One of those topics was funding, and we spoke with Richard Roy, Athletic Director at Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) High School, which was constructing new revenue streams after a school budget defeat.



When Arizona launched a two-year pilot program for high school sand volleyball in 2011-12, one big question from athletic directors was: how do you start such a team? Xavier College Prep in Phoenix was one of five schools that fielded a varsity squad for the inaugural season--there will be eight this spring--and the Gators captured the state crown.



As is the case at many institutions, when recruits visit Miami University (Ohio), they will sometimes ask to talk with a professor in their intended major. In setting up such a meeting last fall, Craig Bennett, Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support Services at Miami, was taken aback by a comment from a faculty member.



When it comes to large fundraising projects, combining student-athletes from a couple of athletic teams often leads to success. Get the football and basketball teams together and the annual car wash triples its profit. Combine the wrestling and softball teams for a lift-a-thon and there is some great comradery. But how about partnering athletes with students involved in theater?



With new NCAA Division I initial eligibility standards set to go into place in 2016-17, college coaches are concerned that high school administrators may not be up to speed on the changes. Northern Illinois University decided to be proactive about the issue, hosting its first Athletic Directors Resource Seminar last fall.



Sometimes fan behavior varies greatly among schools even within the same league. How do you get everyone on the same page?

For the Southwest Washington 1A League (SWW1A), the solution was to collaborate on a Sportsmanship Code of Conduct.