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Developments in Sickle Cell Testing
At January’s NCAA convention, Division II voted to join Division I in testing its athletes for the sickle cell trait (SCT). However, in Division III, a series of logistical concerns, including the cost and timing of the testing, resulted in delegates referring the proposal back to the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports.
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Fueled for the Course

Golfers don’t always think that nutrition applies to them. But with the right food choices before, during, and after play, they can improve their physical and mental performance.
By Susan Kundrat

Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, is the Sports Dietitian at the University of Illinois and President of Nutrition on the Move, Inc. She is the editor of The Nutrition Edge and author of 101 Sports Nutrition Tips. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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Spiking the Off-Season

The strength and conditioning program for the Purdue University volleyball team centers around a team-based training philosophy shared by the entire sports performance department.
By Christina Specos

Christina Specos, ATC, CSCS, is Associate Director of Sports Performance at Purdue University, where she oversees the sports performance programs for the volleyball, women’s basketball, and women’s soccer teams. She can be reached at: [email protected]u.

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Q&A with Lisa Walker

Springville (Utah) High School
If you’ve got your eye on Springville, Utah as a career destination, it might be best to keep looking. That’s because Springville High School’s student-athletes are under the care of Athletic Trainer Lisa Walker, LAT, ATC, who has spent the last two decades growing her role in the field and accumulating honors.
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Holding Their Own

At Syracuse University, the men’s basketball team regularly completes bodyweight training workouts, which allow for less load on their joints and individualized training.
By Ryan Cabiles
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One Too Many

How many concussions equal too many? At the University of Texas, the sports medicine staff recently tackled this question with two of its players.
By Kenny Boyd

Kenny Boyd, MS, LAT, ATC, is the Head Football Athletic Trainer at the University of Texas, where he has worked since 2003. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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From Good to Great

A veteran head strength coach shares how he helps his less-experienced assistants become great coaches.
By Tim Wakeham
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