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    NCAA transfer eligibility is consistently a hot topic of conversation among college athletic departments. The current rule that requires a “year in...
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Some movement today at the NCAA convention on the discussion about reforming transfer rules. The Division I Council has asked the board of directors to grant a more flexible timeline for legislation, which could potentially allow a proposal to pass this year outside of the normally exhaustive cycle. Implementation remains unlikely in 2018. The proposal would likely increase penalties for tampering and eliminate the tying of scholarships to transfer eligibility.  As for the much-debated, one-time undergraduate exception — removing the requirement for players to sit one year it’s far from a done deal. – Mitch Sherman, espn.comRead More

Focus on the Whole Team: Finally Beat Your Rival…The Holidays!
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Focus on the Whole Team: Finally Beat Your Rival…The Holidays!Focus on the Whole Team: Finally Beat Your Rival…T...

October 31st, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.10.31 | by Walt Whitfield

In college athletics, every team has a dreaded rival. That team from across the state. A longtime conference foe. And the rivalry sees no limits. The rival college administrations may compete for the same employees. They often...

In college athletics, every team has a dreaded rival. That team from across the state. A longtime conference foe. And the rivalry sees no limits. The rival college...

There Is No Such Thing As An Isolated Scandal In College Sports
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There Is No Such Thing As An Isolated Scandal In College SportsThere Is No Such Thing As An Isolated Scandal In C...

October 30th, 2017 | by Rhett Moroses2017.10.30 | by Rhett Moroses

Whether it is academic fraud, illegal recruiting, or accepting bribes from boosters, scandal has been a major factor lately in college athletics. Recent scandals at UNC and Louisville have caused an uproar from the general...

Whether it is academic fraud, illegal recruiting, or accepting bribes from boosters, scandal has been a major factor lately in college athletics. Recent scandals at UNC...

Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: The Issue of Drugs
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Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: The Issue of DrugsInside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: The Issue o...

October 27th, 2017 | by Jeffrey R. Mitchell2017.10.27 | by Jeffrey R. Mitchell

A total of eight home runs were hit last night in game two of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers.  The power surge most likely had everything to do with the beneficial tandem of unusual warm...

A total of eight home runs were hit last night in game two of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers.  The power surge most likely had...

USC COO/CFO Steve Lopes Discusses The Impact Of The Sports Management Institute
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USC COO/CFO Steve Lopes Discusses The Impact Of The Sports Management InstituteUSC COO/CFO Steve Lopes Discusses The Impact Of Th...

October 26th, 2017 | by College AD2017.10.26 | by College AD

One of the best-kept secrets in college athletics is nearing its thirtieth year of preparing men and women across the county for the next step in their careers. Launched in 1989, the brainchild of former Southern California and...

One of the best-kept secrets in college athletics is nearing its thirtieth year of preparing men and women across the county for the next step in their careers. Launched...

Into The Arena: The Importance of Nostalgia in College Sports
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Into The Arena: The Importance of Nostalgia in College SportsInto The Arena: The Importance of Nostalgia in Col...

October 25th, 2017 | by Rafi Kohan2017.10.25 | by Rafi Kohan

Ed. Note: Author Rafi Kohan is joining us for a limited run to discuss his new book “The Arena” and the lessons he learned on his year-long stadium road trip. He’ll be sharing stories about unique fan experiences,...

Ed. Note: Author Rafi Kohan is joining us for a limited run to discuss his new book “The Arena” and the lessons he learned on his year-long stadium road trip....

Getting Recruits to Campus Requires Even More Staff/Resources, Widening the Gap Between Haves and Have Nots
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Getting Recruits to Campus Requires Even More Staff/Resources, Widening the Gap Between Haves and Have NotsGetting Recruits to Campus Requires Even More Staf...

October 24th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.10.24 | by Francis Giknis

Recruits are the lifeblood of a college athletic program. Coaching, facilities, and reputation are all important elements to having success on the field or in the arena, but without talented student-athletes, there is clear limit...

Recruits are the lifeblood of a college athletic program. Coaching, facilities, and reputation are all important elements to having success on the field or in the arena,...

Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Indebted to Injury
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Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Indebted to InjuryInside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Indebted to...

October 19th, 2017 | by Jeffrey R. Mitchell2017.10.19 | by Jeffrey R. Mitchell

We all cringed Tuesday evening upon seeing the gruesome injury to Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward.  Acquired by the Celtics this past off-season, Hayward was projected to bolster Boston’s continued march toward being an NBA...

We all cringed Tuesday evening upon seeing the gruesome injury to Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward.  Acquired by the Celtics this past off-season, Hayward was...

Into The Arena: You Can’t Always Control The Experience—And That’s Okay
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Into The Arena: You Can’t Always Control The Experience—And That’s OkayInto The Arena: You Can’t Always Control The Exper...

October 18th, 2017 | by Rafi Kohan2017.10.18 | by Rafi Kohan

As any fan can tell you, going to a game isn’t just about the action on the field. Part of what makes attending live sports so thrilling is the interactions and rituals that take place beyond the walls of the stadium itself....

As any fan can tell you, going to a game isn’t just about the action on the field. Part of what makes attending live sports so thrilling is the interactions and...

Focus on the Whole Team: Fix Your Posture, Fix Your Health
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Focus on the Whole Team: Fix Your Posture, Fix Your HealthFocus on the Whole Team: Fix Your Posture, Fix You...

October 17th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.10.17 | by Walt Whitfield

In an earlier article “Improving Work-Life Balance,” I spoke about sitting well at your workstation and ergonomics. Ergonomics is about neutral posture. And much like how you dress, your posture says a lot about you. There...

In an earlier article “Improving Work-Life Balance,” I spoke about sitting well at your workstation and ergonomics. Ergonomics is about neutral posture. And much...

The UNC Decision:  What Happened?
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The UNC Decision: What Happened?The UNC Decision: What Happened?...

October 16th, 2017 | by Dan Matheson2017.10.16 | by Dan Matheson

In August when the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appeared before the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) to defend itself against allegations of NCAA violations involving “academic irregularities,” I predicted...

In August when the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appeared before the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) to defend itself against allegations of NCAA...

Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Focus on the Fans
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Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Focus on the FansInside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Focus on th...

October 12th, 2017 | by Rick Walden2017.10.12 | by Rick Walden

Former Philadelphia Phillies star, Mike Schmidt, once declared about Philly fans, “They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans…over the...

Former Philadelphia Phillies star, Mike Schmidt, once declared about Philly fans, “They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo...

Into The Arena: Lessons From a Year-long Stadium Road Trip
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Into The Arena: Lessons From a Year-long Stadium Road TripInto The Arena: Lessons From a Year-long Stadium R...

October 11th, 2017 | by Rafi Kohan2017.10.11 | by Rafi Kohan

Ed. Note: Author Rafi Kohan is joining us for a limited run to discuss his new book “The Arena” and the lessons he learned on his year-long stadium road trip. He’ll be sharing stories about unique fan...

Ed. Note: Author Rafi Kohan is joining us for a limited run to discuss his new book “The Arena” and the lessons he learned on his year-long stadium road...