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Furman Director of Athletics Mike Buddie announced today that Todd Duke and Jodi Welp have earned promotions and will assume new administrative titles. Duke has been named Associate Athletics Director/Facilities & Game Operations after serving as assistant athletics director the last five years, and Welp has been named Assistant Athletic Director/Administration and Development after previously serving as Athletics Leadership Giving Officer for the Paladin Club, the university’s athletic scholarship fund-raising arm. Read More.

Effective Communication: Creating a Universal Language
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Effective Communication: Creating a Universal LanguageEffective Communication: Creating a Universal Lang...

January 19th, 2018 | by Adam Saucedo2018.01.19 | by Adam Saucedo

As explored in the first article, effective communication starts with synchronizing intent with those who are at the root of your program’s success. While you are reviewing your intent before a new season, you can incorporate...

As explored in the first article, effective communication starts with synchronizing intent with those who are at the root of your program’s success. While you are...

What are Your Secrets to Success? Participation
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What are Your Secrets to Success? ParticipationWhat are Your Secrets to Success? Participation...

January 18th, 2018 | by Jake Hirshman2018.01.18 | by Jake Hirshman

It’s amazing that a sales effort could reveal new observations into student-athlete development. While attempting to sell my book, 20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro, I had the privilege of...

It’s amazing that a sales effort could reveal new observations into student-athlete development. While attempting to sell my book, 20 Secrets to Success for NCAA...

GPA-Tied Transfer Rules Make Little Sense
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GPA-Tied Transfer Rules Make Little SenseGPA-Tied Transfer Rules Make Little Sense...

January 16th, 2018 | by Francis Giknis2018.01.16 | by Francis Giknis

NCAA transfer eligibility is consistently a hot topic of conversation among college athletic departments. The current rule that requires a “year in residence” for a student-athlete transferring to a new school is...

NCAA transfer eligibility is consistently a hot topic of conversation among college athletic departments. The current rule that requires a “year in residence” for a...

Everyone Wins When You Commit to Community Service
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Everyone Wins When You Commit to Community ServiceEveryone Wins When You Commit to Community Service...

January 15th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.01.15 | 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...

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...

Look to Post-College Social Sports to Improve Club & Intramural Athletics On-Campus
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Look to Post-College Social Sports to Improve Club & Intramural Athletics On-CampusLook to Post-College Social Sports to Improve Club...

January 12th, 2018 | by Francis Giknis2018.01.12 | by Francis Giknis

There is clear evidence that demand exists among both men and women for opportunities to compete and socialize after college has ended. Co-ed sports leagues for twenty and thirty-somethings continue to grow in popularity,...

There is clear evidence that demand exists among both men and women for opportunities to compete and socialize after college has ended. Co-ed sports leagues for twenty...

Effective Communication: How to Synchronize Intent
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Effective Communication: How to Synchronize IntentEffective Communication: How to Synchronize Intent...

January 11th, 2018 | by Adam Saucedo2018.01.11 | by Adam Saucedo

In any Athletic Department, you interact with many people, in various roles, in the performance of your duties. You communicate with everyone from administrators to coaches to athletic training staffs to student-athletes. With...

In any Athletic Department, you interact with many people, in various roles, in the performance of your duties. You communicate with everyone from administrators to...

What are Your Secrets to Success? Attitude.
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What are Your Secrets to Success? Attitude.What are Your Secrets to Success? Attitude....

January 10th, 2018 | by Jake Hirshman2018.01.10 | by Jake Hirshman

Ever wondered what it would be like to have the longest relationship of your life suddenly end in a break up? And add in quite the grieving process too? At first, you probably thought about death, but that’s essentially what a...

Ever wondered what it would be like to have the longest relationship of your life suddenly end in a break up? And add in quite the grieving process too? At first, you...

Focus On The Whole Team: Conquer Your Resolutions
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Focus On The Whole Team: Conquer Your ResolutionsFocus On The Whole Team: Conquer Your Resolutions...

January 9th, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield2018.01.09 | by Walt Whitfield

The beginning of the year is much like the beginning of a semester. And often remind me of the beginning of a sports training season. You get a chance to make upgrades. You get a chance to reinvest in areas that your team has...

The beginning of the year is much like the beginning of a semester. And often remind me of the beginning of a sports training season. You get a chance to make upgrades....

The Great Debate Over Compensation for College Athletes
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The Great Debate Over Compensation for College AthletesThe Great Debate Over Compensation for College Ath...

January 8th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.01.08 | by CollegeAD

The NCAA, and really all of intercollegiate athletics, are in flux. It seems that all at once, decades old questions and debates are coming to a head, and sooner rather than later, there may be a tectonic shift in the sports...

The NCAA, and really all of intercollegiate athletics, are in flux. It seems that all at once, decades old questions and debates are coming to a head, and sooner rather...

Extraordinary Benefits
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Extraordinary BenefitsExtraordinary Benefits...

January 5th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.01.05 | 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...

Basketball great and former ESPN commentator Len Elmore tweeted that, “Student athletes are BENEFICIARIES of a system that can be improved but nevertheless offers...

What are Your Secrets to Success?
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What are Your Secrets to Success?What are Your Secrets to Success?...

January 3rd, 2018 | by Jake Hirshman2018.01.03 | by Jake Hirshman

Andrew Hawkins played for the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals over the last six years, but what you may not have known is that he got his master’s degree from Columbia while playing. Graduating in 2017, Hawkins has...

Andrew Hawkins played for the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals over the last six years, but what you may not have known is that he got his master’s degree from...

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 AthletesNew Year, Same Debate: Whether Or Not To Pay Colle...

January 2nd, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.01.02 | 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...

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...