‘Tis The Season For Violations Of Team Rules And Reflecting On What We Can Do Better
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‘Tis The Season For Violations Of Team Rules And Reflecting On What We Can Do Better

December 30th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
The news came down like a completely expected ton of bricks. Clemson, the top ranked team in the country, would be sending three players home and suspending them from playing in their semifinal game of the playoff. The cause is...
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Get More Out Of College AD: Take Our Reader Survey

December 29th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
At College AD, we consider ourselves lucky to have an audience that is not only well educated, but also well informed. For this reason, we take reader feedback very seriously. Please take a moment to fill out our annual reader...
Spread Holiday Cheer With These Volunteer Opportunities For Your Program
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Spread Holiday Cheer With These Volunteer Opportunities For Your Program

December 17th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
There is something about the holidays that brings out the giving spirit in people, and the same can be said for our athletic programs. As widely visible members of the community, athletic departments have, in my opinion, a...
Internal Coaching Hires Show Value In Succession Planning
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Internal Coaching Hires Show Value In Succession Planning

December 4th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
Missouri. Toledo. Illinois. USC. Minnesota. What do each of these teams, representing four different conferences, have in common? Obviously they’ve all recently hired new head football coaches. Excuse me. They’ve...
College Coaches Are Paranoid, Maybe They Should Be
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College Coaches Are Paranoid, Maybe They Should Be

November 13th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
A question to ask many head football coaches these days: Why so nervous? From not disclosing injury updates to now going to great lengths to prevent another coaching staff from stealing signs, coaches are paranoid about what...
A Few Thoughts On Preparation From Our Friends At Teamworks
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A Few Thoughts On Preparation From Our Friends At Teamworks

November 11th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
  In an athletic environment you tend to hear a lot of old quotes and sayings, mostly about success and preparation. It’s all about getting your athletes into the right mindset so that they are ready when the time...
NCAA VP Dan Dutcher Clarifies Division III Scholarship Misconceptions
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NCAA VP Dan Dutcher Clarifies Division III Scholarship Misconceptions

November 5th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
Following a recent article we published about athletic based scholarships in Division III athletics entitled University Endowments Create Huge Recruiting Advantage In Division III, Dan Dutcher, the NCAA’s Vice President for...
Being A Leader Means Owning Your Message
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Being A Leader Means Owning Your Message

October 7th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
Not long ago we brought you an article from Zach Maurides, President and Founder of Teamworks, about the importance of getting communication right with modern athletes. From personal experience, I know that an organization can...
Green, Peterson Donations Show The Benefit Of Investing In Character
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Green, Peterson Donations Show The Benefit Of Investing In Character

September 11th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
Sitting at a small table in front of a green and white banner, like so many interviews and pressers from his past, Draymond Green on Thursday announced the largest single donation by a student athlete in Michigan State history....
College Football Is Back, But Is It Any Better?
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College Football Is Back, But Is It Any Better?

August 28th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
Tomorrow should be a national holiday, although the real celebrating isn’t likely to start for another few days. Division I football is back, and although it will be presented in it’s FCS form nearly a week before the main...
The Holy War Of Tradition And Exposure In The Playoff Era
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The Holy War Of Tradition And Exposure In The Playoff Era

August 21st, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
If Chris Hill, Utah’s athletic director, made any mistake lately, it was in his assertion that none of the Utes’ fans would miss the annual football game against in-state rival BYU. “The deep, dark dirty secret...
The Playoff Is Proof That We Should Remain Open To Change In College Football
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The Playoff Is Proof That We Should Remain Open To Change In College Football

August 14th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
It’s amazing that it took us this long to stumble upon something so wonderful. The College Football Playoff may not be the savior of the sport, mainly because it didn’t need saving, but it is changing the game for the better....
The Do’s And Don’ts Of Building A New Rivalry
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The Do’s And Don’ts Of Building A New Rivalry

August 5th, 2015 | by Matthew Monte
It mostly depends on who you’re asking. College football, and the rest of college athletics, firmly sits in either the post or mid-realignment era. While I personally believe the latter to be true, and that more moves are on...