Impending Cost Of Attendance Stipends And Mid-Major Program Decisions
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Impending Cost Of Attendance Stipends And Mid-Major Program Decisions

July 8th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
To the chagrin of many teachers and students nationwide, the 2015-2016 academic year speeds ever closer, and although classrooms are still closed for the time being, athletic departments never stopped buzzing. One of the key...
Over Their Shoulders: Are Class Checkers the Right Way for ADs to Assist Student-Athletes?
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Over Their Shoulders: Are Class Checkers the Right Way for ADs to Assist Student-Athletes?

June 25th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
This past week saw the publishing of a very interesting piece by Jake New at Inside Higher Ed relating to the roll “class checkers” play in the academic lives of student-athletes. The concept of class checkers might be...
Can College Athletic Departments Keep Up With Social Media and Technology Trends?
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Can College Athletic Departments Keep Up With Social Media and Technology Trends?

June 19th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
The San Francisco 49ers made news this week when the Wall Street Journal published an article outlining the franchise’s newly implemented steps towards connecting with its young talent base. Namely, the digitization of...
What’s in a Name? For an Athletic Department, Potentially A Lot.
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What’s in a Name? For an Athletic Department, Potentially A Lot.

June 11th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
Selling naming rights is one of the oldest ways of generating revenue in athletics. Watch nearly any game on television and everything from the team lineups to the stadiums to the instant replays have a sponsor attached,...
The Rising Tide of Rugby: Did Athletic Departments Invest in the Wrong Sport?
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The Rising Tide of Rugby: Did Athletic Departments Invest in the Wrong Sport?

June 4th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
Over the past two months, the city of Philadelphia has seen playoffs for two very different collegiate sports. This past weekend, PPL Park played host to the 6th Annual Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships, a gathering of...
Does College Ultimate Frisbee Have a Varsity Future?
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Does College Ultimate Frisbee Have a Varsity Future?

May 28th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
This past weekend, ESPN televised the USA Ultimate D-I College Championships, where the University of North Carolina was crowned the 2015 champion. While to many mainstream sports fans this fact slipped beneath a radar jammed...
Will Anything Change With the Recent Men’s College Basketball Rules Changes?
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Will Anything Change With the Recent Men’s College Basketball Rules Changes?

May 21st, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
Progress and change are often hailed as intrinsically positive, and if this is the case, then the men’s college basketball game seems to have just made a few steps forward. However, it is only through the lens of time that...
Boston College Fenway Mark-Up: Fair or Foul?
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Boston College Fenway Mark-Up: Fair or Foul?

May 15th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
As would be expected for such a production, Boston College’s 2015 football game against Notre Dame at Fenway Park has been in the works for years. As part of Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series, which has the Irish playing...
New UAB AD Ingram’s Hands May Be Tied Regarding UAB Football Return
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New UAB AD Ingram’s Hands May Be Tied Regarding UAB Football Return

May 8th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
Mark Ingram, fresh from Temple University to the University of Alabama at Birmingham as the school’s new athletic director, is understandably noncommittal regarding the return of UAB’s recently-cut football program....
Camp Controversy: What Are Satellite Camps and Why All the Fuss?
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Camp Controversy: What Are Satellite Camps and Why All the Fuss?

May 1st, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
One would think that the middle of the college football offseason just prior to the NFL draft would be a time for programs to focus on preparing for fall kickoffs and hosting spring games, not engaging in media repartee across...
No Simple Solution for Why Student-Athletes Continue to Struggle in Classroom
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No Simple Solution for Why Student-Athletes Continue to Struggle in Classroom

April 24th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
My father used to tell me “there are many simple but wrong answers to life’s complex questions,” and the older I get the truer I find his statement. The questions of what is at the root and how to ameliorate the low...
Athletic Departments Getting Creative To Find Funding
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Athletic Departments Getting Creative To Find Funding

April 17th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
To the common sports fan looking at the craze of March Madness and the insanity of Division I football, it would seem there is more than enough money floating around college athletics to ensure departments should have no problem...
Unsealed Emails Show USC Football Investigation Badly Mishandled by NCAA
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Unsealed Emails Show USC Football Investigation Badly Mishandled by NCAA

April 10th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
Amidst the pandemonium of March Madness, a major break related to the treatment of USC in 2010 might prove troublesome for the NCAA. CBSSports.com obtained access to recently-unsealed emails regarding the NCAA investigation into...