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Academy of Art University athletics and President Dr. Elisa Stephens have announced the appointment of Brad Jones as the department’s director of athletics. Jones brings a wealth of collegiate athletics experience and was most recently Director of Athletics at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. “We’re grateful and excited about this opportunity,” said Jones. “Academy of Art University holds a unique place in both the NCAA and the PacWest Conference. We are looking forward to a bright future here.” Jones began in BYU-Hawaii’s lead role in May 2016 after serving as the assistant athletics director and compliance officer for four months. He would remain with BYUH through the conclusion of their athletic program in June 2017. -Read More

Focus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy and Fit during Times of Distress
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Focus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy and Fit during Times of DistressFocus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy and Fit d...

September 5th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.09.05 | by Walt Whitfield

While watching the Hurricane Harvey news coverage, I thought back to 2005 when my family dealt with Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. I realized that everyone handles situations of distress differently. Now, I’m not in any...

While watching the Hurricane Harvey news coverage, I thought back to 2005 when my family dealt with Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. I realized that everyone...

Do Schools Owe It To Former Athletes To Help Them Finish Their Education?
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Do Schools Owe It To Former Athletes To Help Them Finish Their Education?Do Schools Owe It To Former Athletes To Help Them ...

August 30th, 2017 | by Karen Gross2017.08.30 | by Karen Gross

Recently, InsideHigherEd published an article that raised the problem of colleges honoring professional athletes who did not receive their degrees from the institution honoring (or any other institution for that matter).  In...

Recently, InsideHigherEd published an article that raised the problem of colleges honoring professional athletes who did not receive their degrees from the institution...

What Athletic Departments can learn from the McGregor vs Mayweather Fight
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What Athletic Departments can learn from the McGregor vs Mayweather FightWhat Athletic Departments can learn from the McGre...

August 29th, 2017 | by Dan Gale2017.08.29 | by Dan Gale

On Saturday night, my wife and I were heading back from a wedding in the western part of Ohio. We had spoken before we left and agreed we would find a sports bar to watch the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight and call it a night...

On Saturday night, my wife and I were heading back from a wedding in the western part of Ohio. We had spoken before we left and agreed we would find a sports bar to...

Hurricane Harvey: Our Houston Area Colleagues And How We Can Help
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Hurricane Harvey: Our Houston Area Colleagues And How We Can HelpHurricane Harvey: Our Houston Area Colleagues And ...

August 28th, 2017 | by College AD2017.08.28 | by College AD

Harvey has already dropped a record amount of rain in the Greater Houston area, and it is only expected to get worse. This obviously will impact the start of college football season, but we are much more concerned with the human...

Harvey has already dropped a record amount of rain in the Greater Houston area, and it is only expected to get worse. This obviously will impact the start of college...

How To Talk To Your Student-Athletes About Political Issues
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How To Talk To Your Student-Athletes About Political IssuesHow To Talk To Your Student-Athletes About Politic...

August 24th, 2017 | by Matthew Monte2017.08.24 | by Matthew Monte

To say we’re living in a tense political climate would be an understatement. Every day, it seems, we read about more protests and counter protests, and more often than not, they take place on the grounds of a campus or...

To say we’re living in a tense political climate would be an understatement. Every day, it seems, we read about more protests and counter protests, and more often...

Focus on the Whole Team: Surviving Tailgate Season
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Focus on the Whole Team: Surviving Tailgate SeasonFocus on the Whole Team: Surviving Tailgate Season...

August 22nd, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.08.22 | by Walt Whitfield

Nothing! And I mean nothing beats the college football atmosphere. The pageantry. The traditions. The sounds. The smells. And, of course, the party before the party. The tailgate! For a person on their health journey, the...

Nothing! And I mean nothing beats the college football atmosphere. The pageantry. The traditions. The sounds. The smells. And, of course, the party before the party. The...

Should Your Department Invest In Drones?
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Should Your Department Invest In Drones?Should Your Department Invest In Drones?...

August 21st, 2017 | by Rhett Moroses2017.08.21 | by Rhett Moroses

The use of drones has increased over the years and the useful gadgets have found many different purposes across the sports world. Technology has improved, giving drones the capabilities to film at angles that normal cameras...

The use of drones has increased over the years and the useful gadgets have found many different purposes across the sports world. Technology has improved, giving drones...

Who Is The Best Multimedia Rights Company?
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Who Is The Best Multimedia Rights Company?Who Is The Best Multimedia Rights Company?...

August 18th, 2017 | by Dan Gale2017.08.18 | by Dan Gale

Regardless of who I talk to in the industry, everyone wants to know who the best multimedia rights holder is in collegiate athletics. I have had the privilege of working for two and the pleasure of doing business with leaders of...

Regardless of who I talk to in the industry, everyone wants to know who the best multimedia rights holder is in collegiate athletics. I have had the privilege of working...

The UNC Scandal: Will The Penalties Live Up To The Hype?
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The UNC Scandal: Will The Penalties Live Up To The Hype?The UNC Scandal: Will The Penalties Live Up To The...

August 17th, 2017 | by Dan Matheson2017.08.17 | by Dan Matheson

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is finally appearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) to adjudicate its “academic irregularities” case (UNC’s lingo, not mine).  The highly publicized case...

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is finally appearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) to adjudicate its “academic irregularities” case...

Q&A With NEXT UP 2017 Honoree Tony Hernandez
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Q&A With NEXT UP 2017 Honoree Tony HernandezQ&A With NEXT UP 2017 Honoree Tony Hernandez...

August 16th, 2017 | by Cody Junot2017.08.16 | by Cody Junot

Editor’s Note: Texas Tech Deputy Director of Athletics and 2017 NEXT UP presented by adidas honoree Tony Hernandez took a few minutes late last week to talk with CollegeAD on a wide array of topics. The Q&A below has been...

Editor’s Note: Texas Tech Deputy Director of Athletics and 2017 NEXT UP presented by adidas honoree Tony Hernandez took a few minutes late last week to talk with...

As Alcohol Service Increases, What Are Participating Schools Doing to Accommodate and Control?
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As Alcohol Service Increases, What Are Participating Schools Doing to Accommodate and Control?As Alcohol Service Increases, What Are Participati...

August 14th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.08.14 | by Francis Giknis

Last week, the Air Force Academy became the most recent college to commit to offering alcohol during its upcoming football season. This decision is becoming more and more common on college campuses nationwide as schools seek to...

Last week, the Air Force Academy became the most recent college to commit to offering alcohol during its upcoming football season. This decision is becoming more and...

The REAL Business of Naming Rights Deals on Campus
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The REAL Business of Naming Rights Deals on CampusThe REAL Business of Naming Rights Deals on Campus...

August 10th, 2017 | by Dan Gale2017.08.10 | by Dan Gale

Last week Dr. Terry Eddy wrote an interesting article Why Naming Rights Deals in College Athletics are Complicated Business. In this article, Dr. Eddy examined the perception of Naming Rights Deals by reviewing past studies and...

Last week Dr. Terry Eddy wrote an interesting article Why Naming Rights Deals in College Athletics are Complicated Business. In this article, Dr. Eddy examined the...