November 1, 2014 Volume XXVI, No. 06

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.


Today's athletic facilities need to have both function and pizzazz, with a nod toward the future. The six projects profiled here exemplify the trend.
By Ali Nolan

Ali Nolan is an Assistant Editor at Athletic Management. She can be reached at:
anolan@MomentumMedia.com
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Traditionally, coaching education has been about game strategies and practice plans. A new idea is to teach skills related to decision-making.
By Dr. M. Dianne Murphy


From large cities to small towns, advocates for gender equity are challenging high schools on their Title IX compliance. These athletic administrators took a proactive path, implementing a district-wide review.
By Kirby Whitacre and Ellen Taylor


What are the latest tactics in increasing ticket sales? Arizona State University has found success by restructuring its staff, utilizing analytics, and focusing on group sales.
By Abbey Carter & Michael Meitin


Athletic directors want to showcase great sportsmanship. Fans just want to have fun. Combining the two requires communication, follow through, and creative ideas.
By Dennis Read

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


As an athletic director, it can be tough to balance the roles of administrator and leader. This author X's and O's a plan to accomplish both.
By Tracey Ranieri


Sports participation can help lithe lifelong learning--we all know that. An influential book now proves it in a compelling way.
By Dr. Philip Willenbrock


Eugene Ashley High School, Wilmington, N.C.



While a new governance structure and student-athlete benefits have grabbed most of the recent headlines in NCAA Division I, there is a change under discussion in men's soccer that could also shake things up. Men's soccer coaches are lobbying to revamp their season so that it begins in the fall, takes a break in the winter, then re-starts and is completed in the spring.



When the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater won the 2013-14 NCAA Division III national championships in football, men's basketball, and baseball, it became the first school in any NCAA division to win all three in the same school year. What may be even more noteworthy is that the athletic director behind the Warhawks success was in an interim role.



If students have been asking to start a mountain biking team at your school, you are not alone. With more than 3,000 registered high school student-athletes participating, the sport has seen a 57 percent increase in sign-ups over the past year.



It's an ongoing problem: How do you schedule boys' and girls' basketball games so both genders get maximum exposure? When it comes to postseason play, state associations use varying strategies, with some holding boys' and girls' finals at the same time and location and others separating them by a week or two.



On Aug. 1, a collective opening of cafeteria doors could be heard across the country. As the fall semester began, one of the first NCAA Division I rules changes aimed at deregulation went into effect, allowing schools to provide "unlimited meals and snacks incidental to participation."


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