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CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
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CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

A new, $4.5 million women’s practice gym will complete the east campus athletic corridor. Fewer student-athletes will miss practice because of tight gym and classroom schedules, and all Bluejay student-athletes will benefit. Designed primarily for volleyball and women’s basketball, this facility acknowledges the hardworking, talented coaches and student-athletes Creighton hopes to retain. Furthermore, Creighton Athletics is looking forward to sharing this facility with the entire Omaha community. Read More. 

Consider Your Values When Hiring
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Consider Your Values When HiringConsider Your Values When Hiring...

December 5th, 2017 | by Matthew Monte2017.12.05 | by Matthew Monte

We are smack dab in the middle of what the media has dubbed “silly season,” where big-name football coaches and athletic directors are hired, fired, and paraded out for judgment by the mob. Social media has already had a...

We are smack dab in the middle of what the media has dubbed “silly season,” where big-name football coaches and athletic directors are hired, fired, and paraded out...

Catching Up With Southern Miss AD Jon Gilbert
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Catching Up With Southern Miss AD Jon GilbertCatching Up With Southern Miss AD Jon Gilbert...

November 29th, 2017 | by College AD2017.11.29 | by College AD

CollegeAD recently had a chance to catch up with 2016 Next Up Honoree and Southern Miss athletic director Jon Gilbert as he closes in on one year on the job. It has been a fast and furious 10 months for Gilbert since being named...

CollegeAD recently had a chance to catch up with 2016 Next Up Honoree and Southern Miss athletic director Jon Gilbert as he closes in on one year on the job. It has been...

Focus on the Whole Team: Communicate to Win
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Focus on the Whole Team: Communicate to WinFocus on the Whole Team: Communicate to Win...

November 28th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.11.28 | by Walt Whitfield

Every university and athletic department relies on a communication staff. They communicate their brand, their message, key dates and times, and handle all media and public relations for the programs. Within the department walls,...

Every university and athletic department relies on a communication staff. They communicate their brand, their message, key dates and times, and handle all media and...

The Decision to Add Protective Headgear Not Crystal-Clear for Athletic Departments
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The Decision to Add Protective Headgear Not Crystal-Clear for Athletic DepartmentsThe Decision to Add Protective Headgear Not Crysta...

November 27th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.11.27 | by Francis Giknis

Conversations surrounding how to lessen the frequency of head injuries in athletics have thankfully become commonplace in today’s sports media. Primarily focused on the cash cow that is college football, articles hoping to...

Conversations surrounding how to lessen the frequency of head injuries in athletics have thankfully become commonplace in today’s sports media. Primarily focused on...

Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: The Virtue of Sport
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Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: The Virtue of SportInside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: The Virtue ...

November 22nd, 2017 | by Jack Bowen2017.11.22 | by Jack Bowen

As sport evolves, the idea and promotion of virtue itself (behaviors that embody what we value most, such as acting with respect and integrity and celebrating humans acting honorably, often in the face of external motivators)...

As sport evolves, the idea and promotion of virtue itself (behaviors that embody what we value most, such as acting with respect and integrity and celebrating humans...

Professional Athlete Alums Offer ADs Unique Opportunities
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Professional Athlete Alums Offer ADs Unique OpportunitiesProfessional Athlete Alums Offer ADs Unique Opport...

November 20th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.11.20 | by Francis Giknis

Most colleges aren’t lucky enough to have their student-athletes go pro in the sport of their choosing. After all, as the NCAA is constantly reminding us, there are thousands of student-athletes, but only a handful will make...

Most colleges aren’t lucky enough to have their student-athletes go pro in the sport of their choosing. After all, as the NCAA is constantly reminding us, there are...

An Open Letter to the Chancellor and Athletic Director at UCLA
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An Open Letter to the Chancellor and Athletic Director at UCLAAn Open Letter to the Chancellor and Athletic Dire...

November 15th, 2017 | by Karen Gross2017.11.15 | by Karen Gross

Dear Chancellor Block and AD Guerrero: First, let me begin by saying that I am glad (and I am sure you are relieved) that your three first year student-athletes have been released from China and are back or headed back to Los...

Dear Chancellor Block and AD Guerrero: First, let me begin by saying that I am glad (and I am sure you are relieved) that your three first year student-athletes have...

Focus on the Whole Team: Reduce Stress, Enhance Outlook
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Focus on the Whole Team: Reduce Stress, Enhance OutlookFocus on the Whole Team: Reduce Stress, Enhance Ou...

November 14th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.11.14 | by Walt Whitfield

With the semester having almost run its course, sports seasons blending, and the holidays upon us, stress is high. In my article “Stress Management at Work,” I outlined a few tips to handling stress at work. The first tip...

With the semester having almost run its course, sports seasons blending, and the holidays upon us, stress is high. In my article “Stress Management at Work,” I...

Take Bad with Good When Dealing With Social Media
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Take Bad with Good When Dealing With Social MediaTake Bad with Good When Dealing With Social Media...

November 13th, 2017 | by Matthew Monte2017.11.13 | by Matthew Monte

With the rise of social media ubiquity, access to massive audiences is more available than ever. This has been a boon for athletic departments wanting to reach boosters, impress recruits, and connect with fans. Some teams have...

With the rise of social media ubiquity, access to massive audiences is more available than ever. This has been a boon for athletic departments wanting to reach boosters,...