An Interview with George Mason University AD Brad Edwards
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An Interview with George Mason University AD Brad Edwards

March 14th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
Brad Edwards, Director of Athletics, George Mason University CollegeAD’s own Jonathan Yates sits down with George Mason University Director of Athletics Brad Edwards about his own experience as a student-athlete,...
If High Schoolers in the Minor Leagues is the Answer, Why Did the CBA Fail?
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If High Schoolers in the Minor Leagues is the Answer, Why Did the CBA Fail?

March 12th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
It would be difficult to think of a worse career move for a high school basketball player who could earn a college scholarship to go into the minor leagues instead, as many are advocating. There is certainly no lack of...
College Sports Offer More Than Just Problems For Race Relations
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College Sports Offer More Than Just Problems For Race Relations

March 8th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
In the book “Land of Second Chances”, about the national cycle team for Rwanda, when the Sports Minister, Joe Habeniza, was asked how his country could even think about competing in games after the genocide that had...
America Needs More In-N-Out Burgers & More Outdoor College Wrestling
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America Needs More In-N-Out Burgers & More Outdoor College Wrestling

February 26th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
Having a place in Malibu overlooking the ocean for a decade was a blast, but it would have much nicer if there had been an In-N-Out Burger closer to my house. Its the same with living in Historic Annapolis, where many mornings...
How Can You Quantify the Soft Dollar Value of an Athletic Scholarship?
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How Can You Quantify the Soft Dollar Value of an Athletic Scholarship?

February 19th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
No greater deal has ever existed for a high school graduate than an athletic scholarship for college in the United States.  While the average earnings of a high school graduate are around $20,000.00 a year, the value of an...
Our Interview with Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury
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Our Interview with Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury

February 12th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
Todd Stansbury, Director of Athletics, Georgia Tech CollegeAD’s own Jonathan Yates sits down with Georgia Tech Athletic Director Todd Stansbury following national signing day to discuss the kind of athletes the Yellow...
Understanding Loss-of-Value Insurance: An Interview with Richard Giller (Part 2)
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Understanding Loss-of-Value Insurance: An Interview with Richard Giller (Part 2)

February 5th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
Richard Giller, a Partner with Reed Smith, has spent more than 30 years crafting litigation strategies for complex insurance and commercial disputes. A fierce advocate for policyholders, Giller has agreed to join us for a...
Understanding Loss-of-Value Insurance: An Interview with Richard Giller (Part 1)
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Understanding Loss-of-Value Insurance: An Interview with Richard Giller (Part 1)

January 29th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
Richard Giller, a Partner with Reed Smith, has spent more than 30 years crafting litigation strategies for complex insurance and commercial disputes. A fierce advocate for policyholders, Giller has agreed to join us for a...
Think of Public Relations as a Tool, Not a Chore
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Think of Public Relations as a Tool, Not a Chore

January 22nd, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
Contrary to what many think about tweeting, adults with responsible positions master this useful social media tool.  Billionaire investor Carl Icahn (@carl_c_icahn on Twitter), one of the best in history, has tweeted hundreds of...
Everyone Wins When You Commit to Community Service
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Everyone Wins When You Commit to Community Service

January 15th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
A rewarding community service program serves many valuable functions for an athletic department and its director. Community service is now a major component of most athletic departments across America.  Some programs even go...
Extraordinary Benefits
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Extraordinary Benefits

January 5th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
Basketball great and former ESPN commentator Len Elmore tweeted that, “Student athletes are BENEFICIARIES of a system that can be improved but nevertheless offers extraordinary benefits.” These “extraordinary...
New Year, Same Debate: Whether Or Not To Pay College Athletes
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New Year, Same Debate: Whether Or Not To Pay College Athletes

January 2nd, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
There is an enormous, simplistic allure to paying college athletes.   Revenues are in the billions, coaches can make millions, so why shouldn’t the players get a couple of thousand a game?  Like anything with a profound...
All I Want for Christmas is my Graduate Degree
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All I Want for Christmas is my Graduate Degree

December 26th, 2017 | by Jonathan Yates
Tarheel #13 Cameron Johnson plays the game very well… Not just for being a member of the defending national champion UNC hoops squad, but for being well on his way to earning a graduate degree while still on...