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Grand Canyon Athletic Director Mike Vaught said the school won’t be leaving the Western Athletic Conference as it becomes eligible in the 2017-18 school year for the post-season as an NCAA Division I member. GCU spent the past four seasons, playing in the WAC, transitioning from NCAA Division II. Because of the move, it wasn’t eligible for the post-season tournaments for the first four years. Men’s basketball is the driving force of a remodeled and restructured school (for-profit since 2008), with former Suns All-Star Dan Majerle leading the Antelopes into Division I. -Richard Obert, Arizona Republic, Read More

How Can Small Schools Garner Big Media Attention?
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How Can Small Schools Garner Big Media Attention?How Can Small Schools Garner Big Media Attention?...

June 5th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.06.05 | by Francis Giknis

Any athletic administrator worth her salt knows that media presence is crucial to running a successful department. Media buzz affects recruiting, attendance, and fundraising, the lifeblood of collegiate athletics. However, with...

Any athletic administrator worth her salt knows that media presence is crucial to running a successful department. Media buzz affects recruiting, attendance, and...

Understanding The Trust Fund Proposal For Compensating Student Athletes
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Understanding The Trust Fund Proposal For Compensating Student AthletesUnderstanding The Trust Fund Proposal For Compensa...

June 1st, 2017 | by Rhett Moroses2017.06.01 | by Rhett Moroses

With the massive business college athletics has become and recent court decisions, we are soon likely to be entering the era of paying student-athletes.  However, the questions of how to rightfully compensate student-athletes...

With the massive business college athletics has become and recent court decisions, we are soon likely to be entering the era of paying student-athletes.  However, the...

Focus on the Whole Team: Quit Making These Four Mistakes at Work
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Focus on the Whole Team: Quit Making These Four Mistakes at WorkFocus on the Whole Team: Quit Making These Four Mi...

May 31st, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.05.31 | by Walt Whitfield

Everyone can relate to making mistakes at work or partaking in habits that they know are harmful to their success. In the college athletics industry, things are no different. The high pace semesters and social events can lead to...

Everyone can relate to making mistakes at work or partaking in habits that they know are harmful to their success. In the college athletics industry, things are no...

NCAA And Conference Transfer Regulations Need To Align With Principles
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NCAA And Conference Transfer Regulations Need To Align With PrinciplesNCAA And Conference Transfer Regulations Need To A...

May 30th, 2017 | by Dan Matheson2017.05.30 | by Dan Matheson

It is transfer season in college basketball.  ESPN recently reported that the number of men’s college basketball student-athletes planning to transfer schools this year is nearly 500.  The decision to transfer is a...

It is transfer season in college basketball.  ESPN recently reported that the number of men’s college basketball student-athletes planning to transfer schools this...

Latest Salvo From North Carolina Puts NCAA Model In Further Crisis
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Latest Salvo From North Carolina Puts NCAA Model In Further CrisisLatest Salvo From North Carolina Puts NCAA Model I...

May 26th, 2017 | by College AD2017.05.26 | by College AD

The NCAA likes to paint a rosy picture about student-athletes thriving in the classroom and overcoming great odds to succeed on the field, but the truth is the world of organized amateurism is in disarray. College athletics is a...

The NCAA likes to paint a rosy picture about student-athletes thriving in the classroom and overcoming great odds to succeed on the field, but the truth is the world of...

To Recruit The Best, Build The Best: A Look At Luxury Residence Halls
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To Recruit The Best, Build The Best: A Look At Luxury Residence HallsTo Recruit The Best, Build The Best: A Look At Lux...

May 24th, 2017 | by Rhett Moroses2017.05.24 | by Rhett Moroses

The arms race for recruiting top talent has evolved from just athletic success on the playing field. Facilities have become a strong selling point for athletic programs, as universities are creating residence halls that are able...

The arms race for recruiting top talent has evolved from just athletic success on the playing field. Facilities have become a strong selling point for athletic programs,...

It’s Time To Let Baseball Student-Athletes Consult Agents
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It’s Time To Let Baseball Student-Athletes Consult AgentsIt’s Time To Let Baseball Student-Athletes C...

May 23rd, 2017 | by Dan Matheson2017.05.23 | by Dan Matheson

The 2017 Major League Baseball draft will take place in three weeks.  Last year, the NCAA revised bylaw 12.3.1.1 to permit non-college players selected in the MLB draft to use sports agents in contract negotiations without...

The 2017 Major League Baseball draft will take place in three weeks.  Last year, the NCAA revised bylaw 12.3.1.1 to permit non-college players selected in the MLB draft...

The Impact Of Social Media On Recruiting Goes Beyond Retweets
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The Impact Of Social Media On Recruiting Goes Beyond RetweetsThe Impact Of Social Media On Recruiting Goes Beyo...

May 22nd, 2017 | by Javier Morales2017.05.22 | by Javier Morales

A school knowing all about today’s pop culture with its use of Twitter, Instagram or Facebook can be a factor in the recruiting process. Knowing today’s hip trends creates an intriguing situation in which the young...

A school knowing all about today’s pop culture with its use of Twitter, Instagram or Facebook can be a factor in the recruiting process. Knowing today’s hip...

The Strengths and Shortfalls Of Apparel Deals In Division III
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The Strengths and Shortfalls Of Apparel Deals In Division IIIThe Strengths and Shortfalls Of Apparel Deals In D...

May 19th, 2017 | by Kienan Dixon2017.05.19 | by Kienan Dixon

In 2016, UCLA agreed to a 15-year, $280-million deal with sports apparel company Under Armour.  The size of the contract was shocking, but Under Armour does not dish out money to every school that it agrees to provide uniforms...

In 2016, UCLA agreed to a 15-year, $280-million deal with sports apparel company Under Armour.  The size of the contract was shocking, but Under Armour does not dish...

These Three Things Are Essential To Making Great Students Out Of Your Student-Athletes
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These Three Things Are Essential To Making Great Students Out Of Your Student-AthletesThese Three Things Are Essential To Making Great S...

May 17th, 2017 | by Dan Matheson2017.05.17 | by Dan Matheson

The importance of internships for college students cannot be overstated.  In a survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education and Marketplace, employers indicated that they want new graduates to have real-world...

The importance of internships for college students cannot be overstated.  In a survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education and Marketplace, employers...

Focus on the Whole Team: Stress Management at Work
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Focus on the Whole Team: Stress Management at WorkFocus on the Whole Team: Stress Management at Work...

May 16th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.05.16 | by Walt Whitfield

Most employees deal with work-related stress in an athletic department. The Athletic Director. The Academic Counselor. The Film Coordinator. The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. And so on. They all encounter deadlines...

Most employees deal with work-related stress in an athletic department. The Athletic Director. The Academic Counselor. The Film Coordinator. The Assistant Strength and...

Is Conference Revenue Keeping Pace With Commissioners’ Salaries
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Is Conference Revenue Keeping Pace With Commissioners’ SalariesIs Conference Revenue Keeping Pace With Commission...

May 15th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.05.15 | by Francis Giknis

As the staff of an athletic department, members operate under the leadership not only of their school but also their conference. Except in the rare case of independents, nearly all DI programs fall within conference affiliations...

As the staff of an athletic department, members operate under the leadership not only of their school but also their conference. Except in the rare case of independents,...