June 1, 2013 Volume XXV, No. 04

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.

The fields of sports medicine and strength and conditioning have become integral parts of an athletic department over the past 25 years. Here, we present the top 25 innovations in these two domains.
By Dennis Read

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

Especially when they are new to the profession, coaches can struggle in many areas. At this NCAA Division III school, a special program is helping them reach their full potential.
By Dr. Mike Davenport

Partnering with a local company, Middleborough (Mass.) High School is thinking outside the box by selling something inside a box.
By David Paling & Michael Perry

Can coaches play a role in stopping violence against women among their student-athletes? This athletic director has found the answer to be yes.
By Ron Barney

As college athletic departments look for ways to enhance the game-day experience and boost revenue, more and more are allowing alcohol sales at their contests. Some are finding it also helps with crowd control.
By Mary Kate Murphy

Asking for community input when developing a strategic plan may seem like a risky maneuver, but for this author, many pens made lighter work.
By Tom Jeffrey

Serving as an interim athletic director provides unique challenges and opportunities. Here's how to do more than keep the seat warm for the next occupant.
By Nona Richardson

Philadelphia University

While the shift to pass-heavy offenses has added excitement to high school football, there has been a problematic side effect: Contests often run later into the evening as incomplete passes stop the clock more frequently. In response, the 18-team Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) will move up the kickoff time of their games this fall a half-hour, to 7 p.m.

Coaches and administrators have long touted the ability of sports participation to open up doors for student-athletes outside the athletic realm. To further that message, Illinois Central College (ICC) hosted a panel discussion this past winter where campus and local community members who were college student-athletes shared how sports helped shape them personally and professionally.

Looking over his team at the start of last season, Ryan Svenson, Head Boys' Basketball Coach at Hillsboro (Ore.) High School, saw a problem. The athletes didn't know each other well. His solution? Take away players' cell phones during bus rides to road games.

Normally, you would not confuse Aberdeen (S.D.) Roncalli High School Athletic Director Tom Murphy with a member of the Bee Gees. But the day after the school's girls' basketball team "stayed alive" to capture its first regional title in over 40 years, Murphy, as he promised, showed up to school wearing a disco-ready pastel yellow leisure suit straight out of the 1970s.

Fundraising is in Vic Cegles's blood. Entering his eighth year as Athletic Director at Long Beach State University, Cegles has helped increase annual fundraising revenue every year, thanks to his restructuring of operations. He also secured a $2 million cash gift, the largest in department history.

High school athletic directors have debated for years whether to use two or three officials at their varsity basketball competitions. This winter, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) wrapped up a five-year pilot program focused on finding an answer.

In the never-ending quest to properly price tickets, Northwestern University may have found a helpful new method. Taking dynamic pricing in a new direction, the school experimented with a type of reverse auction for selling tickets to its final two 2012-13 men's basketball home games.