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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

The University of Louisville, which has generated $116 million more in men’s basketball revenues than any other school during the last decade, recently returned $419,166 to season ticket holders who sought refunds following the firings of men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich. Athletic department spokesman Kenny Klein said Thursday that the university athletic department returned $239,566 in ticket revenue and $179,600 in additional donations required to purchase some tickets in premium locations to 126 individuals or businesses who controlled a total of 315 seats at the KFC Yum Center. – Tim Sullivan, Louisville Courier Journal. Read More.

LEAD1 Interviews Iowa’s Gary Barta on the Impact of Athletics on Athletes and Fans
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LEAD1 Interviews Iowa’s Gary Barta on the Impact of Athletics on Athletes and FansLEAD1 Interviews Iowa’s Gary Barta on the Im...

October 4th, 2017 | by College AD2017.10.04 | by College AD

Any chance we get to listen to a sitting athletic director speak at length about his craft is something worth highlighting. That’s why we wanted to highlight this interview by Jonathan Yates of LEAD1 (formerly known as the...

Any chance we get to listen to a sitting athletic director speak at length about his craft is something worth highlighting. That’s why we wanted to highlight this...

Focus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy During the Fall
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Focus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy During the FallFocus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy During th...

October 3rd, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.10.03 | by Walt Whitfield

As with the football season, fall is in full swing. September 22 marked the first day of autumn. And with the change in season, comes differences in daylight hours, activities, weather, and food. Subtle changes sometimes throw...

As with the football season, fall is in full swing. September 22 marked the first day of autumn. And with the change in season, comes differences in daylight hours,...

Is Your School Maximizing Its Digital Impact? Learfield’s Mogo Interactive Is Here to Help
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Is Your School Maximizing Its Digital Impact? Learfield’s Mogo Interactive Is Here to HelpIs Your School Maximizing Its Digital Impact? Lear...

October 2nd, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.10.02 | by Francis Giknis

This past week I got the opportunity to chat with Doug Mowbray of Mogo Interactive, a digital marketing firm that was recently acquired by Learfield and is expanding into the world of college athletics. Mogo is already assisting...

This past week I got the opportunity to chat with Doug Mowbray of Mogo Interactive, a digital marketing firm that was recently acquired by Learfield and is expanding...

Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Ethics and Moral Reasoning
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Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Ethics and Moral ReasoningInside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Ethics and ...

September 29th, 2017 | by Jack Bowen2017.09.29 | by Jack Bowen

Pull up any article in the last few days about the FBI’s probe into bribery and corruption in college basketball and you’re sure to find a quote by a university president or athletic director who states that ethical...

Pull up any article in the last few days about the FBI’s probe into bribery and corruption in college basketball and you’re sure to find a quote by a...

As Louisville Cleans House Is Auburn Next To Follow?
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As Louisville Cleans House Is Auburn Next To Follow?As Louisville Cleans House Is Auburn Next To Follo...

September 27th, 2017 | by College AD2017.09.27 | by College AD

The University of Louisville placed athletic director Tom Jurich and basketball coach Rick Pitino on leave Wednesday, the first dominos to fall following Tuesday’s bombshell arrests of 10 individuals involved in the latest...

The University of Louisville placed athletic director Tom Jurich and basketball coach Rick Pitino on leave Wednesday, the first dominos to fall following Tuesday’s...

What a Super Rights Holder Could Mean for Brands Who Buy College Sponsorships
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What a Super Rights Holder Could Mean for Brands Who Buy College SponsorshipsWhat a Super Rights Holder Could Mean for Brands W...

September 26th, 2017 | by Dan Gale2017.09.26 | by Dan Gale

I woke up yesterday to read the latest article in the Sports Business Journal on the outcomes of the potential IMG and Learfield merger (‘Anything You Want in College’) where they address the many different questions...

I woke up yesterday to read the latest article in the Sports Business Journal on the outcomes of the potential IMG and Learfield merger (‘Anything You Want in...

Regardless of Personal Beliefs, National Anthem Protests Can Become A Tool For Unity
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Regardless of Personal Beliefs, National Anthem Protests Can Become A Tool For UnityRegardless of Personal Beliefs, National Anthem Pr...

September 25th, 2017 | by Matthew Monte2017.09.25 | by Matthew Monte

Regardless of your personal politics, you have to admit that when the president of the United States speaks, people need to take notice. That is why, for the second time in as many weeks, we’re discussing protests in...

Regardless of your personal politics, you have to admit that when the president of the United States speaks, people need to take notice. That is why, for the second time...

Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: An Introduction
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Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: An IntroductionInside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’:...

September 21st, 2017 | by Jeffrey R. Mitchell2017.09.21 | by Jeffrey R. Mitchell

Santa Clara University Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations, Jeff Mitchell, is the co-author of a new book, Sport, Ethics and Leadership, released in July 2017. In addition to Mitchell, co-authors include...

Santa Clara University Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations, Jeff Mitchell, is the co-author of a new book, Sport, Ethics and Leadership, released...

What the Potential IMG and Learfield Merger Could Mean for Schools
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What the Potential IMG and Learfield Merger Could Mean for SchoolsWhat the Potential IMG and Learfield Merger Could ...

September 19th, 2017 | by Dan Gale2017.09.19 | by Dan Gale

With the recent announcement that IMG and Learfield will potentially be consolidating and forming a 200-school ‘Super Rights Holder’, many schools are wondering what this is going to mean to them. The market is going to...

With the recent announcement that IMG and Learfield will potentially be consolidating and forming a 200-school ‘Super Rights Holder’, many schools are wondering what...

Focus on the Whole Team: Change Behaviors, Change Outcomes
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Focus on the Whole Team: Change Behaviors, Change OutcomesFocus on the Whole Team: Change Behaviors, Change ...

September 19th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.09.19 | by Walt Whitfield

In college athletics, success comes from formulating a plan and executing that plan. Every plan has an objective and a process to meet that objective. Every process is powered by positive behaviors done over and over. When trying...

In college athletics, success comes from formulating a plan and executing that plan. Every plan has an objective and a process to meet that objective. Every process is...

Don’t Blame the Coaches: Recruiting of Middle Schoolers Another Symptom of Broken System
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Don’t Blame the Coaches: Recruiting of Middle Schoolers Another Symptom of Broken SystemDon’t Blame the Coaches: Recruiting of Middle Scho...

September 18th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.09.18 | by Francis Giknis

Coaches recruiting freshmen and sophomores who are still years away from setting foot on campus is not a new phenomenon, and with the proliferation of social media and YouTube, this trend is skewing younger. Whereas this has been...

Coaches recruiting freshmen and sophomores who are still years away from setting foot on campus is not a new phenomenon, and with the proliferation of social media and...

Interactive Technology: Practicing Beyond the Playing Field
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Interactive Technology: Practicing Beyond the Playing FieldInteractive Technology: Practicing Beyond the Play...

September 15th, 2017 | by Rhett Moroses2017.09.15 | by Rhett Moroses

New technology has been created that can enhance the gameday performance of athletes. Coaches can now extend their practices off the field by implementing quizzes for athletes on all tactics and plays through any phone, computer,...

New technology has been created that can enhance the gameday performance of athletes. Coaches can now extend their practices off the field by implementing quizzes for...