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<br /> <br /> <br /> SPRING 2009<br /> CONTENTS<br /> 52Ping vs. Crack<br /> While aluminum bats are the more popular<br /> weapon of choice on college diamonds, people<br /> who use wood say they enjoy a better brand of baseball.<br /> U P F R O N T<br /> [TIP-OFF]<br /> 2 1,000 Words<br /> 5 Message from the President<br /> 6 Opinion and Editorial<br /> 9 Member Perspective<br /> [NCAA NEWS]<br /> 11 NCAA Legacy in Detroit<br /> 12 APR Five Years Later<br /> 15 News Briefs<br /> 17 Playing Rules<br /> 20 Research<br /> 21 Great NCAA Records<br /> 22 New Haven Soccer Reunion<br /> [SIDELINES]<br /> 2 5 New Media<br /> 26 Reviews<br /> 27 Puzzles<br /> [FACES OFTHE NCAA]<br /> 2 8 Profiles<br /> INSIDE THE ASSOCIATION<br /> [NCAA INSIDER]<br /> 61 Spotlight<br /> 62 Top Issues<br /> 63 Division I<br /> 67 Division II<br /> 70 Divis<a title="Spring 2009 page 1" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=1"> </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 2" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=2"> </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 3" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=3"> SPRING 2009 CONTENTS 52Ping vs. Crack </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 4" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=4"> </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 5" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=5"> 1,000 WORDS Penn State’s Doris Willette gets toss</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 6" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=6"> CBS PRESENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS OF THENCAA® </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 7" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=7"> Our mission is to illustrate how good people</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 8" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=8"> TIP-OFF In a multimedia world, maybe less is mor</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 9" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=9"> TIP-OFF P O I N T O F v I E W </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 10" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=10"> TIP-OFF Praise for Byers, and a confession T </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 11" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=11"> TIP-OFF Diversity now a top-level issue By Sco</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 12" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=12"> ® ® NCAAisatrademarkoftheNationalCollegiateA</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 13" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=13"> NCAANEWS Final Four leaves educational legacy By</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 14" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=14"> NCAANEWS apr now a household acronym in division</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 15" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=15"> NCAANEWS “I didn’t blame the football coach</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 16" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=16"> The most valuable players are the ones who gradu</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 17" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=17"> NCAANEWS nEWs BriEFs Compiled by David Pickle </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 18" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=18"> NCAANEWS program devises game plan for life By G</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 19" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=19"> NCAANEWS The new suits made a splash at college </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 20" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=20"> NCAANEWS Bowden back to make a difference a famou</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 21" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=21"> NCAANEWS But the stars were about to ali</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 22" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=22"> NCAANEWS association history lives here oBy davi</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 23" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=23"> NCAANEWS record runs were driven by faith MBy Ji</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 24" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=24"> NCAANEWS lef</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 25" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=25"> NCAANEWS athletic training staff do what they n</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 26" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=26"> </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 27" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=27"> SIDELINES Eating high on the blog By marta lawren</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 28" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=28"> SIDELINES mEdia rEViEW Compiled by Leilana McK</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 29" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=29"> SIDELINES puZZlErs Compiled by Gary K.</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 30" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=30"> FACES OF THE CAAN PRofIle: ToM</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 31" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=31"> FACES OFTHE NCAA “And here I am with the weight o</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 32" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=32"> FACES OF THE NCAA PRofIle: MelISSa oRTIz anD Rya</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 33" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=33"> FACES OFTHE NCAA flagler's Ryan McMa</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 34" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=34"> FACES OF THE NCAA M. Dianne Murphy's career has </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 35" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=35"> FACES OFTHE NCAA PRofIle: DICk RaSMuSSen life fi</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 36" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=36"> FACES OF THE NCAA West Texas a&M President Pat o</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 37" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=37"> FACES OFTHE NCAA “The way you engage people is t</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 38" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=38"> FACES OF THE NCAA jim</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 39" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=39"> PRofIle: jIMMy kIelek Seeking a few good breaks B</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 40" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=40"> Thosewho can do, teach Bill Libby kn</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 41" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=41"> SPRING 2009 CHAMPION 39</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 42" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=42"> A s members o</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 43" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=43"> What motivates them to educate others Invo</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 44" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=44"> TEACH continued from page 40 “It allows th</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 45" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=45"> “This is part of the whole arena of Divisi</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 46" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=46"> BY GREG JOHNSON FREAKY STREAKS M </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 47" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=47"> Courtney Paris CONSECUTI</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 48" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=48"> Sweep streak Penn stat</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 49" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=49"> Lords of the pool PHOTO COURTESY Of kENYON </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 50" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=50"> Hornets sting mIaa When your streak dates</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 51" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=51"> PHOTOS COURTESY Of UNLV PHOTO SERVICES top left,</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 52" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=52"> Hit-streak king Damian Costantino’s NCAA-r</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 53" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=53"> Bring the noise </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 54" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=54"> c o Baseball traditionalists find comf</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 55" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=55"> SPring 2009 cHaMPiOn 53</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 56" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=56"> Even the most casual sports fan </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 57" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=57"> “it’s a different game using aluminum. Wood bats</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 58" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=58"> i b o c i c t w c i t “ t F s</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 59" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=59"> baseball continued from page 55 in charge of the</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 60" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=60"> 58 cHaMPi baseball continued from page 57 wit</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 61" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=61"> lated into less missed class time, less travel ti</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 62" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=62"> </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 63" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=63"> NCAA INSIDER SpoTlighT New center goes holistic o</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 64" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=64"> NCAA INSIDER ASSOCIATION-wIDE SeCuriTy Wake For</a> <a 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<a title="Spring 2009 page 93" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=93"> seConD RounD When: May 9. Where: to be determined</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 94" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=94"> </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 95" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=95"> NCAARECORD TH E STudeNT-AThleTe SeRvICeS Fo</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 96" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=96"> THE NCAA RECORD hIRed: pATRICIA ThOmAS Chance </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 97" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=97"> THE NCAA RECORD Wilson Gosier as athletics dire</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 98" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=98"> THE NCAA RECORD COACheS continued from page 95 </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 99" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=99"> THE NCAA RECORD meN’S ANd WOmeN’S ICe hOCkey </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 100" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=100"> THE NCAA RECORD COACheS continued from page 97 </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 101" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=101"> THE NCAA RECORD Concepcion as the school’s eigh</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 102" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=102"> THE NCAA RECORD ObITuARIES IN MEMORIUM Pittman ac</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 103" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=103"> THE NCAA RECORD ObITuARIES Athletic training lose</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 104" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=104"> THE NCAA RECORD ObITuARIES deAThS continued fro</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 105" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=105"> THE NCAA RECORD ObITuARIES all-academic team … Tr</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 106" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=106"> LOOkING bACk BASeBAll hISTORy Schools pitch up</a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 107" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=107"> </a> <a title="Spring 2009 page 108" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5b35b269?page=108"> </a>