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The Virtues of Self-Promotion
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The Virtues of Self-PromotionThe Virtues of Self-Promotion...

April 21st, 2017 | by Matthew Monte2017.04.21 | by Matthew Monte

“Can I ask you a question?” “Sure,” I tell the senior level athletics professional. “Don’t get me wrong. I love the recognition, but how did you guys even hear about me? I mean, I usually...

“Can I ask you a question?” “Sure,” I tell the senior level athletics professional. “Don’t get me wrong. I love the recognition, but...

In Defense of Student-Athletes
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In Defense of Student-AthletesIn Defense of Student-Athletes...

April 19th, 2017 | by College AD2017.04.19 | by College AD

I recently published a blog post on my position that NCAA amateurism rules should be relaxed to allow student-athletes to earn off-the-field income that is based on athletics reputation.  A reader commented, “Why call them...

I recently published a blog post on my position that NCAA amateurism rules should be relaxed to allow student-athletes to earn off-the-field income that is based on...

Focus on the Whole Team: Overcoming Setbacks
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Focus on the Whole Team: Overcoming SetbacksFocus on the Whole Team: Overcoming Setbacks...

April 18th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.04.18 | by Walt Whitfield

In life, as in college athletics, there are setbacks. Things don’t always go as planned. There are bumps in the road, busy days at work, family issues, and unforeseen health problems. Quite often, life makes its own schedule...

In life, as in college athletics, there are setbacks. Things don’t always go as planned. There are bumps in the road, busy days at work, family issues, and unforeseen...

Mentorship or Sponsorship: The Great Debate
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Mentorship or Sponsorship: The Great DebateMentorship or Sponsorship: The Great Debate...

April 13th, 2017 | by Will Baggett2017.04.13 | by Will Baggett

In a previous post, we explored the value of mutually beneficial relationships as it relates to exchanging jerseys with career champions. Along these same lines, we now take a deeper dive into this concept as we break down the...

In a previous post, we explored the value of mutually beneficial relationships as it relates to exchanging jerseys with career champions. Along these same lines, we now...

Will The Death Penalty Be Resurrected For UNC?
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Will The Death Penalty Be Resurrected For UNC?Will The Death Penalty Be Resurrected For UNC?...

April 12th, 2017 | by Matthew Monte2017.04.12 | by Matthew Monte

“For the things that happened in North Carolina, it’s abysmal. I would think that this would lead to the implementation of the death penalty by the NCAA. But I’m not in charge of that.” Harsh words from...

“For the things that happened in North Carolina, it’s abysmal. I would think that this would lead to the implementation of the death penalty by the NCAA. But...

Get The Most Out Of Your Small Athletic Department With Real Expectations
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Get The Most Out Of Your Small Athletic Department With Real ExpectationsGet The Most Out Of Your Small Athletic Department...

April 10th, 2017 | by College AD2017.04.10 | by College AD

What is the most important factor to the success of your athletic department? Ask that question to a thousand people in a thousand programs, and the responses would be broad. Players, recruiting, coaching, fundraising, and fans...

What is the most important factor to the success of your athletic department? Ask that question to a thousand people in a thousand programs, and the responses would be...

The End is a New Beginning: The Georgia Southern and Armstrong State Athletics Merger
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The End is a New Beginning: The Georgia Southern and Armstrong State Athletics MergerThe End is a New Beginning: The Georgia Southern a...

April 6th, 2017 | by Dr. Matt Wilson2017.04.06 | by Dr. Matt Wilson

Since losing an estimated $1.4 billion in state support due to the recession of 2008-09, the University System of Georgia (USG) has set out on one of the most aggressive college/university consolidation missions in the country....

Since losing an estimated $1.4 billion in state support due to the recession of 2008-09, the University System of Georgia (USG) has set out on one of the most aggressive...

Diversity and Inclusion: Accountability Starts with Transparency
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Diversity and Inclusion: Accountability Starts with TransparencyDiversity and Inclusion: Accountability Starts wit...

April 5th, 2017 | by Ronnie Burton Jr2017.04.05 | by Ronnie Burton Jr

In recent months we’ve seen a spike in the hiring of woman Athletic Directors headlined by Heather Lyke the new AD at Pitt. While these are huge wins in the area of gender diversity questions still remain. One is why haven’t...

In recent months we’ve seen a spike in the hiring of woman Athletic Directors headlined by Heather Lyke the new AD at Pitt. While these are huge wins in the area of...

Focus on the Whole Team: Declutter Your Office, Relieve Unnecessary Stress
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Focus on the Whole Team: Declutter Your Office, Relieve Unnecessary StressFocus on the Whole Team: Declutter Your Office, Re...

April 4th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.04.04 | by Walt Whitfield

  The spring time athletic calendar produces a very busy schedule for many athletic department employees. During a busy time, the little things very often take a back seat to more pressing needs. Housekeeping is one of those...

  The spring time athletic calendar produces a very busy schedule for many athletic department employees. During a busy time, the little things very often take a...

UCF Officials Should Just Call Their Proposed Lazy River What It Really Is
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UCF Officials Should Just Call Their Proposed Lazy River What It Really IsUCF Officials Should Just Call Their Proposed Lazy...

April 3rd, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.04.03 | by Francis Giknis

The facilities arms race has been discussed in this space in the past, largely in highlighting the growing emphasis schools are placing on state-of-the-art resources. It is a primary way that universities are differentiating...

The facilities arms race has been discussed in this space in the past, largely in highlighting the growing emphasis schools are placing on state-of-the-art resources. It...

As More Revenue Is Needed An Increasing Number of Schools Are Turning To Alcohol
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As More Revenue Is Needed An Increasing Number of Schools Are Turning To AlcoholAs More Revenue Is Needed An Increasing Number of ...

March 30th, 2017 | by Cody Junot2017.03.30 | by Cody Junot

Could your athletic department use a few extra revenue dollars? Undoubtedly the answer to that question is yes. As cost associated with athletics continue to rise, athletic departments are increasing searching for new untapped...

Could your athletic department use a few extra revenue dollars? Undoubtedly the answer to that question is yes. As cost associated with athletics continue to rise,...

Graduation Rates Of NCAA Tournament Teams Shine Light On Program Priorities
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Graduation Rates Of NCAA Tournament Teams Shine Light On Program PrioritiesGraduation Rates Of NCAA Tournament Teams Shine Li...

March 29th, 2017 | by Javier Morales2017.03.29 | by Javier Morales

The Final Four in Phoenix this week will not include Dayton, Bucknell, Northwestern and Kent State or Notre Dame, but in the game of life, those schools are winning more than most.  Those programs graduate the most players,...

The Final Four in Phoenix this week will not include Dayton, Bucknell, Northwestern and Kent State or Notre Dame, but in the game of life, those schools are winning more...