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Latest Scoop August 28, 2015

NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

The Northwestern State Athletic Department and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center have signed a four-year partnership agreement to make NRMC the “Official Health Care Provider for NSU Athletics.” As part of the partnership, NRMC will provide many services to the NSU athletic program and its student-athletes. Two certified athletic trainers provided by NRMC will enhance coverage at all practices, conditioning sessions, and competitions. They will join NSU’s current full-time athletic trainer staff, led by Jason Drury, who is in his 10th year as a member of the NSU sports medicine staff including the past three as head athletic trainer. Anita Miller is the assistant athletic trainer. Read More

Dealing With Player And Coaching Misconduct in College Athletics
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Dealing With Player And Coaching Misconduct in College AthleticsDealing With Player And Coaching Misconduct in Col...

August 24th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis2015.08.24 | by Francis Giknis

The controversy out of Waco regarding Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu continues to expand, engulfing head coach Art Briles this past week as speculation about his knowledge of Ukwuachu’s history of violence came to the...

The controversy out of Waco regarding Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu continues to expand, engulfing head coach Art Briles this past week as speculation about his...

The Holy War Of Tradition And Exposure In The Playoff Era
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The Holy War Of Tradition And Exposure In The Playoff EraThe Holy War Of Tradition And Exposure In The Play...

August 21st, 2015 | by Matthew Monte2015.08.21 | by Matthew Monte

If Chris Hill, Utah’s athletic director, made any mistake lately, it was in his assertion that none of the Utes’ fans would miss the annual football game against in-state rival BYU. “The deep, dark dirty secret...

If Chris Hill, Utah’s athletic director, made any mistake lately, it was in his assertion that none of the Utes’ fans would miss the annual football game...

Louisville’s Cost of Attendance Gap Is A Sign Of Potential Problems
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Louisville’s Cost of Attendance Gap Is A Sign Of Potential ProblemsLouisville’s Cost of Attendance Gap Is A Sign Of P...

August 20th, 2015 | by Jeff Troxclair2015.08.20 | by Jeff Troxclair

While the start of August annually signifies the looming onset of both another academic year and college football season, a different sense of anticipation accompanied the beginning of this year’s summer swan song. After the...

While the start of August annually signifies the looming onset of both another academic year and college football season, a different sense of anticipation accompanied...

College AD Talks Football and Life With O’Brien Foundation Executive Director Bill Brady
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College AD Talks Football and Life With O’Brien Foundation Executive Director Bill BradyCollege AD Talks Football and Life With O’Br...

August 19th, 2015 | by Cody Junot2015.08.19 | by Cody Junot

Last week College AD had the opportunity to talk with Davey O’Brien Foundation Executive Director Bill Brady. Brady not only discussed the history of Davey O’Brien, the football player, but who Davey was a man and how the...

Last week College AD had the opportunity to talk with Davey O’Brien Foundation Executive Director Bill Brady. Brady not only discussed the history of Davey O’Brien,...

The Secrets Of Selling To Large Donors
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The Secrets Of Selling To Large DonorsThe Secrets Of Selling To Large Donors...

August 18th, 2015 | by College AD2015.08.18 | by College AD

When it comes to college athletics, the donations and revenue generated through ticket sales and sponsorships are vital to achieving success. Colleges that generate more money have a distinct advantage as they have more money to...

When it comes to college athletics, the donations and revenue generated through ticket sales and sponsorships are vital to achieving success. Colleges that generate more...

Notre Dame’s “Hard Knocks” Gamble
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Notre Dame’s “Hard Knocks” GambleNotre Dame’s “Hard Knocks” Gamble...

August 17th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis2015.08.17 | by Francis Giknis

A simple question: would you want a behind-the-scenes, premium cable television show shining a spotlight on your university’s most visible (and valuable) asset? If you immediately answered with an unequivocal “yes,”...

A simple question: would you want a behind-the-scenes, premium cable television show shining a spotlight on your university’s most visible (and valuable) asset? If...

The Playoff Is Proof That We Should Remain Open To Change In College Football
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The Playoff Is Proof That We Should Remain Open To Change In College FootballThe Playoff Is Proof That We Should Remain Open To...

August 14th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte2015.08.14 | by Matthew Monte

It’s amazing that it took us this long to stumble upon something so wonderful. The College Football Playoff may not be the savior of the sport, mainly because it didn’t need saving, but it is changing the game for the better....

It’s amazing that it took us this long to stumble upon something so wonderful. The College Football Playoff may not be the savior of the sport, mainly because it...

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