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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

You Don’t Need The NFL Draft To Prove You’re A Player’s Coach
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You Don’t Need The NFL Draft To Prove You’re A Player’s CoachYou Don’t Need The NFL Draft To Prove You...

April 27th, 2017 | by Matthew Monte2017.04.27 | by Matthew Monte

The NFL Draft is tonight, and while 87% of football programs in this country won’t have a player selected, there still might be a reason to pay attention. For college programs, especially the ones with players being...

The NFL Draft is tonight, and while 87% of football programs in this country won’t have a player selected, there still might be a reason to pay attention. For...

Evaluating Both Sides of the Pay-for-Play Debate (Part 2)
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Evaluating Both Sides of the Pay-for-Play Debate (Part 2)Evaluating Both Sides of the Pay-for-Play Debate (...

April 26th, 2017 | by Dan Matheson2017.04.26 | by Dan Matheson

In the first installment of this two-part series, I broke down four arguments often made in opposition to the pay-for-play concept in college athletics. In this second part, I will switch sides to evaluate arguments frequently...

In the first installment of this two-part series, I broke down four arguments often made in opposition to the pay-for-play concept in college athletics. In this second...

Evaluating Both Sides of the Pay-for-Play Debate (Part 1)
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Evaluating Both Sides of the Pay-for-Play Debate (Part 1)Evaluating Both Sides of the Pay-for-Play Debate (...

April 25th, 2017 | by Dan Matheson2017.04.25 | by Dan Matheson

I was fascinated this week by the release of notes from interviews conducted with two university presidents, two college athletics directors, and one former athletics director as part of an ongoing lawsuit over NCAA rules...

I was fascinated this week by the release of notes from interviews conducted with two university presidents, two college athletics directors, and one former athletics...

New Football Rule Changes Should Benefit All Parties
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New Football Rule Changes Should Benefit All PartiesNew Football Rule Changes Should Benefit All Parti...

April 24th, 2017 | by Javier Morales2017.04.24 | by Javier Morales

Football Oversight Committee Chair Bob Bowlsby and DI Council Chair Jim Phillips discuss today’s package of football legislation. pic.twitter.com/MigdMUblTf — Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) April 14, 2017 The latest...

Football Oversight Committee Chair Bob Bowlsby and DI Council Chair Jim Phillips discuss today’s package of football legislation. pic.twitter.com/MigdMUblTf —...

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...