International Trips for Teams are Expensive & Complicated; Where’s the Value?
Athletic Departments
0

International Trips for Teams are Expensive & Complicated; Where’s the Value?

November 6th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
Georgia Tech men’s basketball will open its season against UCLA on November 10th in the Mercedes-Benz Arena at 11:30 pm. If that looks like the normal information for the tip-off weekend of college basketball season, that’s...
Getting Recruits to Campus Requires Even More Staff/Resources, Widening the Gap Between Haves and Have Nots
Athletic Departments
0

Getting Recruits to Campus Requires Even More Staff/Resources, Widening the Gap Between Haves and Have Nots

October 24th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
Recruits are the lifeblood of a college athletic program. Coaching, facilities, and reputation are all important elements to having success on the field or in the arena, but without talented student-athletes, there is clear limit...
Are Schools Not Hiring Female ADs Because of a Lack of Football Experience?
Athletic Departments
0

Are Schools Not Hiring Female ADs Because of a Lack of Football Experience?

October 9th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
This past week, my alma mater, The College of William and Mary, hired Samantha Huge to succeed Terry Driscoll as athletics director. Huge is the first female AD at W&M since administration of both men’s and women’s sports...
Is Your School Maximizing Its Digital Impact? Learfield’s Mogo Interactive Is Here to Help
Athletic Departments
0

Is Your School Maximizing Its Digital Impact? Learfield’s Mogo Interactive Is Here to Help

October 2nd, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
This past week I got the opportunity to chat with Doug Mowbray of Mogo Interactive, a digital marketing firm that was recently acquired by Learfield and is expanding into the world of college athletics. Mogo is already assisting...
Don’t Blame the Coaches: Recruiting of Middle Schoolers Another Symptom of Broken System
Athletic Departments
0

Don’t Blame the Coaches: Recruiting of Middle Schoolers Another Symptom of Broken System

September 18th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
Coaches recruiting freshmen and sophomores who are still years away from setting foot on campus is not a new phenomenon, and with the proliferation of social media and YouTube, this trend is skewing younger. Whereas this has been...
If Athletic Departments Want to Get Serious about Sleep, They Must Change Hours Policies
Athletic Departments
0

If Athletic Departments Want to Get Serious about Sleep, They Must Change Hours Policies

September 11th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
Yahoo! Sports columnist Pete Thamel posted an entertaining write-up of a visit to Clemson’s “nap room,” a spot in the football program’s new facility designated for catching some quick shuteye. Aside from the important...
As Alcohol Service Increases, What Are Participating Schools Doing to Accommodate and Control?
Athletic Departments
0

As Alcohol Service Increases, What Are Participating Schools Doing to Accommodate and Control?

August 14th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
Last week, the Air Force Academy became the most recent college to commit to offering alcohol during its upcoming football season. This decision is becoming more and more common on college campuses nationwide as schools seek to...
As More Schools Limit Media Access, Should Your Department Be Considering Doing So?
Athletic Departments
0

As More Schools Limit Media Access, Should Your Department Be Considering Doing So?

August 7th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
At the end of July, Notre Dame became the latest to restrict media access to its athletics. Exact rules can be found here, but the basic gist is that the Irish would like to have greater control of what is disseminated in terms...
Capitalize on All Successes, Not Just Those in the Most Prominent Sports
Athletic Departments
0

Capitalize on All Successes, Not Just Those in the Most Prominent Sports

July 24th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
It is news to no one that schools gain great national interest through success in men’s basketball and football. The profile of an institution can be raised significantly by achieving in these two sports. Case in point: check...
Regardless of Outcome, Athletic Departments Cannot Ignore Spielman v. Ohio State
Athletic Departments
0

Regardless of Outcome, Athletic Departments Cannot Ignore Spielman v. Ohio State

July 17th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
When Chris Spielman, NFL All-Pro and All-American linebacker at Ohio State, filed a federal lawsuit on Friday against his alma mater and sports marketing firm IMG College, he certainly understood the possibility of a ripple...
N.C. State’s Quest for Directors’ Cup Excellence Continuing in Right Direction
Athletic Departments
0

N.C. State’s Quest for Directors’ Cup Excellence Continuing in Right Direction

July 10th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
The standings for the Learfield Directors’ Cup were published at the end of June, and to no one’s surprise, Stanford scored its 23rd straight Waterford crystal trophy. While Stanford’s domination over the past two-plus...
3-on-3 Basketball Is Growing Internationally; Should Colleges Be Considering It?
Athletic Departments
0

3-on-3 Basketball Is Growing Internationally; Should Colleges Be Considering It?

June 19th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
The BIG3 basketball league, which tips-off on June 25th, is the result of years of work by rapper/actor Ice Cube and longtime business partner/manager Jeff Kwatinetz. It is the closest thing to NBA Jam, the beloved 2-on-2 video...
How Can Small Schools Garner Big Media Attention?
Athletic Departments
0

How Can Small Schools Garner Big Media Attention?

June 5th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
Any athletic administrator worth her salt knows that media presence is crucial to running a successful department. Media buzz affects recruiting, attendance, and fundraising, the lifeblood of collegiate athletics. However, with...