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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

Reader Feedback: Early Recruiting May Have A Solution In College Lacrosse
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Reader Feedback: Early Recruiting May Have A Solution In College LacrosseReader Feedback: Early Recruiting May Have A Solut...

October 10th, 2017 | by College AD2017.10.10 | by College AD

Today’s article is a bit of reader feedback from Notre Dame’s Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Kevin Corrigan. After publishing a recent article by Francis Giknis on the perils of “early recruiting,” Coach...

Today’s article is a bit of reader feedback from Notre Dame’s Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Kevin Corrigan. After publishing a recent article by Francis...

Are Schools Not Hiring Female ADs Because of a Lack of Football Experience?
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Are Schools Not Hiring Female ADs Because of a Lack of Football Experience?Are Schools Not Hiring Female ADs Because of a Lac...

October 9th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.10.09 | by Francis Giknis

This past week, my alma mater, The College of William and Mary, hired Samantha Huge to succeed Terry Driscoll as athletics director. Huge is the first female AD at W&M since administration of both men’s and women’s sports...

This past week, my alma mater, The College of William and Mary, hired Samantha Huge to succeed Terry Driscoll as athletics director. Huge is the first female AD at...

Understanding the Interesting Learfield-IMG College Merger Fact Sheet
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Understanding the Interesting Learfield-IMG College Merger Fact SheetUnderstanding the Interesting Learfield-IMG Colleg...

October 6th, 2017 | by Dan Gale2017.10.06 | by Dan Gale

Yesterday was a hallmark day for the Learfield-IMG College merger and something both parties should be celebrating. Coming together on terms in such a timely manner shows the power of what the ‘Super Rights Holder’ can bring...

Yesterday was a hallmark day for the Learfield-IMG College merger and something both parties should be celebrating. Coming together on terms in such a timely manner...

Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Defining Leadership
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Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Defining LeadershipInside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: Defining Le...

October 5th, 2017 | by Donald Polden2017.10.05 | by Donald Polden

Sport, in any form, becomes a laboratory for experiential learning and leadership development the moment participants begin play.  Whether a board member, a player, a coach, or an administrator, all play a role in constructing...

Sport, in any form, becomes a laboratory for experiential learning and leadership development the moment participants begin play.  Whether a board member, a player, a...

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...