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By R.J. Anderson

According to various news outlets, a marketing company is in negotiations with several states and ESPN on a deal that could create a nationally televised high school bowl series comprised of teams from various states. With Florida as the only state that has publicly agreed to participate, the clock is ticking on the idea. As part of it's agreement with Paragon Marketing Group, the FHSAA said the group has until Oct. 31 to cancel the contract. Factors that could lead to pulling the plug on the proposal include not coming up with enough teams, sponsorships, or desired TV coverage.

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For athletic administrators and coaches, the pursuit of sportsmanship is often a never-ending quest--one that takes plenty of twists and turns throughout a game and a season. And for good reason, as nothing gives a team or athletic program a black eye like an episode of poor player, coach, or fan behavior. On the flip side, though, nothing shines quite like a coach, player, or fan base going above and beyond in honoring their opponent. Here are some recent stories from across the country spotlighting varying degrees of sportsmanship, including a debate over etiquette for honoring an injured player.

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The October/November 2014 issue of Athletic Management includes feature articles on:
  • Getting fans to have fun while displaying great sportsmanship
  • Arizona State's new tactics for improving ticket sales
  • Athletic administrators lead proactive review of Title IX compliance
  • Teaching coaches decision-making skills
  • Six new Facilities of Innovation
  • Latest product news for baseball and softball facilities

Gameplan articles discuss:

  • Influential book on "must-read" list for athletic directors
  • Diagramming a plan for balancing the roles of administrator and leader

Our upfront Warmup articles cover:

  • Rules changes on deregulated feeding
  • One athletic director for two schools
  • Indiana alters girls' basketball season to spotlight tournament
  • High school mountain biking takes off
  • Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater hits Division III trifecta

And read our Q&A with: Roy Turner, Ashley High School, N.C.


This issue will be available for online viewing October 27th.

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Parent's Guide to Sports Concussions

The world is starting to understand that a concussion is an extremely serious injury with potential long-term ramifications. But there is still much work to be done when it comes to parents, coaches, athletic trainers, physicians, teachers, and the athletes themselves all being on the same page. We've created this comprehensive guide on sports concussions specifically for athletes' parents.

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