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The UMass Faculty Senate voted on a motion Thursday designed to “urge” chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and the university’s administration to pull the plug on FBS football, by either dropping down to a lower level of NCAA play or by dissolving the program entirely. Like the previous two non-binding resolutions with similar aims presented in January 2013 and December 2014, Thursday’s vote killed the motion, this time via a 26-to-14 standing count. And while the Faculty Senate exists in this matter only as an advisory body for the chancellor and possesses no authority to make a final decision on the fate FBS football at UMass, the continued opposition suggests the issue won’t be going away any time soon. -Daniel Malone, MassLive, Read More

Texas A&M Climbs Revenue List on Back of Massive Contributions
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Texas A&M Climbs Revenue List on Back of Massive ContributionsTexas A&M Climbs Revenue List on Back of Mass...

April 25th, 2016 | by Francis Giknis2016.04.25 | by Francis Giknis

This past week saw the arrival of a new leader on USA Today’s list of college athletic budget rankings. Texas A&M, which surpassed in-state rival Texas for greatest total NCAA revenue for the 2014-2015 year with...

This past week saw the arrival of a new leader on USA Today’s list of college athletic budget rankings. Texas A&M, which surpassed in-state rival Texas for...

Can Snapchat Ruin a College Sports Career?
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Can Snapchat Ruin a College Sports Career?Can Snapchat Ruin a College Sports Career?...

April 22nd, 2016 | by Walter Osterman2016.04.22 | by Walter Osterman

Snapchat may be the most popular and the most dangerous social media application for college students. Contrary to popular opinion, Snapchat is not private. In fact, screen shots from “snaps” show up all over the...

Snapchat may be the most popular and the most dangerous social media application for college students. Contrary to popular opinion, Snapchat is not private. In fact,...

I Have An Idea… Stop Talking About Millennials
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I Have An Idea… Stop Talking About MillennialsI Have An Idea… Stop Talking About Millennia...

April 21st, 2016 | by Jeremy Darlow2016.04.21 | by Jeremy Darlow

“The fact is that people are good. Give people affection and security and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.” – Abraham Maslow Can we please stop talking about the millennial...

“The fact is that people are good. Give people affection and security and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.” – Abraham...

It’s Time For Draft Eligibility Rules That Make Sense For The Player, NCAA, And NBA
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It’s Time For Draft Eligibility Rules That Make Sense For The Player, NCAA, And NBAIt’s Time For Draft Eligibility Rules That M...

April 20th, 2016 | by Javier Morales2016.04.20 | by Javier Morales

Will we soon learn about the Thon Maker Rule from the NCAA as the debate over the NBA draft eligibility rules rages on? Maker used a loophole in the NCAA’s eligibility rule by skipping a year of college to attend a prep...

Will we soon learn about the Thon Maker Rule from the NCAA as the debate over the NBA draft eligibility rules rages on? Maker used a loophole in the NCAA’s...

When Is It Best To Leave The Search Firm Behind And Do The Hiring Yourself?
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When Is It Best To Leave The Search Firm Behind And Do The Hiring Yourself?When Is It Best To Leave The Search Firm Behind An...

April 19th, 2016 | by College AD2016.04.19 | by College AD

With the basketball coaching domino season just about over, it will be interesting to look back in a couple of years to see who were winners and who were losers.  When an Athletic Director is faced with the challenge of getting...

With the basketball coaching domino season just about over, it will be interesting to look back in a couple of years to see who were winners and who were losers.  When...

Is Physical Activity as Punishment Acceptable in College Athletics?
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Is Physical Activity as Punishment Acceptable in College Athletics?Is Physical Activity as Punishment Acceptable in C...

April 18th, 2016 | by Francis Giknis2016.04.18 | by Francis Giknis

This past week, UC Berkeley settled with the family of Ted Agu over the football player’s death in 2014, a case in which negligence by Cal officials was a “substantial factor.” Agu collapsed during a strenuous...

This past week, UC Berkeley settled with the family of Ted Agu over the football player’s death in 2014, a case in which negligence by Cal officials was a...

I Have An Idea… Crash A Party
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I Have An Idea… Crash A PartyI Have An Idea… Crash A Party...

April 14th, 2016 | by Jeremy Darlow2016.04.14 | by Jeremy Darlow

“It’s easier to crash a party than it is to throw a party.” – Me. I admit it. I love quotes. I love clichés. And I love the proverbial old adage. I believe in them and I live by them because, typically, they’re true. A...

“It’s easier to crash a party than it is to throw a party.” – Me. I admit it. I love quotes. I love clichés. And I love the proverbial old adage. I believe in...

Gender and Racial Hiring Practices Still Far to Go in College Sports
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Gender and Racial Hiring Practices Still Far to Go in College SportsGender and Racial Hiring Practices Still Far to Go...

April 11th, 2016 | by Francis Giknis2016.04.11 | by Francis Giknis

The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) produces a national report card that is “the definitive assessment of hiring practices of women and people of color in most of the...

The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) produces a national report card that is “the definitive assessment of...

I Have An Idea… Quit Skipping Steps
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I Have An Idea… Quit Skipping StepsI Have An Idea… Quit Skipping Steps...

April 8th, 2016 | by Jeremy Darlow2016.04.08 | by Jeremy Darlow

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu If you asked a group of NBA fans who their favorite player is, not many would say Tim Duncan. “The Big Fundamental” doesn’t exactly draw people in...

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu If you asked a group of NBA fans who their favorite player is, not many would say Tim Duncan....