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For Texas athletics, the 2017-18 athletic year was successful. Taken on the whole, it always is. Sure, the Longhorns enjoyed their typical success in non-revenue sports. Texas hauled in yet another national championship in men’s swimming and diving, its fourth straight and 14th overall under legendary lion Eddie Reese. The men’s and women’s golf teams both showcased shining future pros. Volleyball was solid again, and after some bumpy times, both soccer and softball got back on the winning track. The 2018-19 athletic year promises to see more growth. Both the football and men’s basketball programs have highly-touted freshmen classes joining the fray. Women’s basketball has another bumper crop of talented newcomers, too – Brian Davis, hookem. Read More.

What are Your Secrets to Success? Mentors, Part 2
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What are Your Secrets to Success? Mentors, Part 2What are Your Secrets to Success? Mentors, Part 2...

March 1st, 2018 | by Jake Hirshman2018.03.01 | by Jake Hirshman

In a continuation of last week’s article about mentors, today’s article will lay out how you could design a mentorship program within your student-athlete development department. There are three ways in which I can envision a...

In a continuation of last week’s article about mentors, today’s article will lay out how you could design a mentorship program within your student-athlete...

Athletic Departments and Student-Athletes Benefit from Changing Opinions on Heckling
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Athletic Departments and Student-Athletes Benefit from Changing Opinions on HecklingAthletic Departments and Student-Athletes Benefit ...

February 27th, 2018 | by Francis Giknis2018.02.27 | by Francis Giknis

This past week, both Northwestern and Indiana Universities warned their student sections against taunting Michigan State’s MBB team regarding the Larry Nassar scandal. Citing a desire to represent their schools in a positive...

This past week, both Northwestern and Indiana Universities warned their student sections against taunting Michigan State’s MBB team regarding the Larry Nassar scandal....

America Needs More In-N-Out Burgers & More Outdoor College Wrestling
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America Needs More In-N-Out Burgers & More Outdoor College WrestlingAmerica Needs More In-N-Out Burgers & More Ou...

February 26th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.02.26 | by Jonathan Yates

Having a place in Malibu overlooking the ocean for a decade was a blast, but it would have much nicer if there had been an In-N-Out Burger closer to my house. Its the same with living in Historic Annapolis, where many mornings...

Having a place in Malibu overlooking the ocean for a decade was a blast, but it would have much nicer if there had been an In-N-Out Burger closer to my house. Its the...

What are Your Secrets to Success…? Mentors
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What are Your Secrets to Success…? MentorsWhat are Your Secrets to Success…? Mentors...

February 21st, 2018 | by Jake Hirshman2018.02.21 | by Jake Hirshman

20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro provides insights into why a mentor is crucial for student-athletes to have during their athletics experience and after. Not only are the insights important for...

20 Secrets to Success for NCAA Student-Athletes Who Won’t Go Pro provides insights into why a mentor is crucial for student-athletes to have during their athletics...

Focus on the Whole Team: Life Outside the Lines
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Focus on the Whole Team: Life Outside the LinesFocus on the Whole Team: Life Outside the Lines...

February 20th, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield2018.02.20 | by Walt Whitfield

Athletic department employees know all to well the work that goes on outside the lines of play. Fans notice the stadium improvements, new jerseys, and ticket designs but the victories and losses are more memorable. They tend to...

Athletic department employees know all to well the work that goes on outside the lines of play. Fans notice the stadium improvements, new jerseys, and ticket designs but...

How Can You Quantify the Soft Dollar Value of an Athletic Scholarship?
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How Can You Quantify the Soft Dollar Value of an Athletic Scholarship?How Can You Quantify the Soft Dollar Value of an A...

February 19th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.02.19 | by Jonathan Yates

No greater deal has ever existed for a high school graduate than an athletic scholarship for college in the United States.  While the average earnings of a high school graduate are around $20,000.00 a year, the value of an...

No greater deal has ever existed for a high school graduate than an athletic scholarship for college in the United States.  While the average earnings of a high school...

Are Long-Term Coaching Contracts a Good Idea for College Athletics?
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Are Long-Term Coaching Contracts a Good Idea for College Athletics?Are Long-Term Coaching Contracts a Good Idea for C...

February 15th, 2018 | by Francis Giknis2018.02.15 | by Francis Giknis

Ohio State AD Gene Smith spoke last week with media regarding potentially extending head football coach Urban Meyer’s contract through 2022. During that interview, Smith was asked about giving Meyer a contract comparable to...

Ohio State AD Gene Smith spoke last week with media regarding potentially extending head football coach Urban Meyer’s contract through 2022. During that interview,...

What are Your Secrets to Success…? Donors
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What are Your Secrets to Success…? DonorsWhat are Your Secrets to Success…? Donors...

February 14th, 2018 | by Jake Hirshman2018.02.14 | by Jake Hirshman

Many know and understand the differences in revenues and monetary support for athletic departments across the country. Every...

Many know and understand the differences in revenues and monetary support for athletic departments across the country. Every...

Our Interview with Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury
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Our Interview with Georgia Tech AD Todd StansburyOur Interview with Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury...

February 12th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.02.12 | by Jonathan Yates

Todd Stansbury, Director of Athletics, Georgia Tech CollegeAD’s own Jonathan Yates sits down with Georgia Tech Athletic Director Todd Stansbury following national signing day to discuss the kind of athletes the Yellow...

Todd Stansbury, Director of Athletics, Georgia Tech CollegeAD’s own Jonathan Yates sits down with Georgia Tech Athletic Director Todd Stansbury following...

Legacy and Leadership: An Interview with Dave Hart
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Legacy and Leadership: An Interview with Dave HartLegacy and Leadership: An Interview with Dave Hart...

February 9th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.02.09 | by CollegeAD

“I’ve spent nearly thirty-five years in athletics administration. It’s in my DNA. My father was a coach and then an administrator for many years. He was the athletic director at Louisville and Missouri and ended his...

“I’ve spent nearly thirty-five years in athletics administration. It’s in my DNA. My father was a coach and then an administrator for many years. He was...

What are Your Secrets to Success? Transition
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What are Your Secrets to Success? TransitionWhat are Your Secrets to Success? Transition...

February 8th, 2018 | by Jake Hirshman2018.02.08 | by Jake Hirshman

It’s amazing that a sales effort could reveal new observations into student-athlete development. I’ve already talked about my...

It’s amazing that a sales effort could reveal new observations into student-athlete development. I’ve already talked about my...

Focus on the Whole Team: Assert Your Dominance
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Focus on the Whole Team: Assert Your DominanceFocus on the Whole Team: Assert Your Dominance...

February 6th, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield2018.02.06 | by Walt Whitfield

College athletics, in sport and business, is one of the most competitive industries. But even then, the same schools seem to be in the running for respective championships and top revenue lists yearly. These programs assert their...

College athletics, in sport and business, is one of the most competitive industries. But even then, the same schools seem to be in the running for respective...