October 1, 2013 Volume XXV, No. 06

This article is an updated version thatĀ appeared earlier on AthleticManagement.com.

By Jay Watts

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.

Of all the changes athletic administrators have experienced over the past quarter-century, those in technology have clearly had the greatest impact. Whittling those advancements down to a Top 25 list wasn't easy.
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While millions watched Florida Gulf Coast University make a historic run in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament last March, a small team of administrators we're making their own run at future success.
By Denise Da Silveira

How do you get student-athletes excited about their post-sports careers? At Oregon State University, a program called Startup Weekend shows them how to kick off their futures now.
By Akili King

Thanks to changing laws and state association rules, more and more homeschooled students are being allowed access to public high school sports. Athletic directors discuss how to address the challenges that accompany these students' inclusion.
By Mary Kate Murphy

When retirement beckons but the rocking chair does not, you need a plan for what lies ahead. This author offers a blueprint for beginning a consulting career.
By Dr. Richard P. Borkowski

What should a coach do when he or she is committed to playing by the rules, but an opponent is not? Here's how you can help.
By Dr. Mike Davenport

Ramapo College
If experience is indeed the best teacher, then the Ramapo College athletic department is in very good hands. In 2011, it hired Chuck Gordon as Director of Athletics, who has spent the last three decades running collegiate athletic departments from the Midwest to the Middle East.

Looking to increase its emphasis on student-athletes' academic performance, Coppin State University has put many new initiatives in place. The latest was to start a chapter of the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society.

Honoring successful coaches of the past by naming them "legends" is a great way to promote the history of an athletic department. But how do you decide what exactly makes a coach worthy? The Cape Henlopen (Del.) School District has been working on an answer to that question for more than a year.

Many coaches shy away from interacting with their athletes' parents. At Amesbury (Mass.) High School, Head Girls' Tennis Coach Brett Manoloff has taken the opposite approach by starting a summer camp designed for mothers of his players.

No athletic department wants to have empty seats close to the court during a home basketball game. And fans in the upper seats grow discouraged when they see prime locations below them going unused. The University of Maryland has solved this problem with a mobile application that allows fans to upgrade to empty seats closer to the court during a game.

When Kris Garrett was hired in July 2012 to be Activities Director at McCracken (Ky.) County High School, he was issued a huge challenge: to make the athletic department financially self-sufficient. A year later, McCracken is well on its way to reaching that goal after selling naming rights contracts and sponsorship packages for the school's athletic venues.

What's better than being named a team's "most valuable player?" At Southwest High School in Minneapolis, it's being chosen "Most Improved Athlete," which is accompanied by a $2,500 college scholarship.

Unique court designs are growing more common in college basketball. Few schools, however, take the bold step of painting the majority of their court an entirely different color. The University of Central Florida did just that this summer when it installed a black-stained wood playing surface.