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The National Football League and its 32 teams made $1.25 billion from corporate partners last year, according to sponsorship tracker ESP Properties. The list includes some of the advertising world’s biggest spenders. Visa Inc., Ford Motor Co., Nike Inc., Anheuser-Busch InBev, Microsoft Corp., McDonald’s Corp., PepsiCo Inc. and Bridgestone Corp. are among the league’s top-tier partners and almost all have remained silent on what was possibly the most political and polarizing Sunday in recent league history. When the NFL bungled its initial suspension of Ray Rice over his assault of his then-fiancee, it drew public criticism from sponsors including Campbell Soup Co., Visa, Anheuser-Busch and McDonald’s. – Eben Novy – Williams, Bloomberg. Read More.

Is Conference Revenue Keeping Pace With Commissioners’ Salaries
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Is Conference Revenue Keeping Pace With Commissioners’ SalariesIs Conference Revenue Keeping Pace With Commission...

May 15th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.05.15 | by Francis Giknis

As the staff of an athletic department, members operate under the leadership not only of their school but also their conference. Except in the rare case of independents, nearly all DI programs fall within conference affiliations...

As the staff of an athletic department, members operate under the leadership not only of their school but also their conference. Except in the rare case of independents,...

The Most Important Network In Your Career
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The Most Important Network In Your CareerThe Most Important Network In Your Career...

May 12th, 2017 | by Erick Taylor2017.05.12 | by Erick Taylor

How often have you found yourself focusing on your relationship with your boss, a professor, and professionals who can get you “ahead” in your career? At the same time, how often have you prioritized the relationships with...

How often have you found yourself focusing on your relationship with your boss, a professor, and professionals who can get you “ahead” in your career? At the same...

RFID Technology: Enhancing The Fan Experience in Sports
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RFID Technology: Enhancing The Fan Experience in SportsRFID Technology: Enhancing The Fan Experience in S...

May 11th, 2017 | by Rhett Moroses2017.05.11 | by Rhett Moroses

The times when sports fans waited in long lines for entry and timed their snack or bathroom runs between commercial breaks are coming to a close. A new wearable data-collection technology, already being implemented in venues...

The times when sports fans waited in long lines for entry and timed their snack or bathroom runs between commercial breaks are coming to a close. A new wearable...

It Is Time To Take Women Seriously As Men’s Coaches
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It Is Time To Take Women Seriously As Men’s CoachesIt Is Time To Take Women Seriously As Men’s Coache...

May 10th, 2017 | by Dan Matheson2017.05.10 | by Dan Matheson

According to the NCAA Sport Sponsorship, Participation and Demographics database, men occupy more than 60 percent of Division I head coaching positions on women’s teams, but women only hold about 3.5 percent of head coaching...

According to the NCAA Sport Sponsorship, Participation and Demographics database, men occupy more than 60 percent of Division I head coaching positions on women’s...

PUPILS: 6 Pillars of Learning-Focused Leadership
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PUPILS: 6 Pillars of Learning-Focused LeadershipPUPILS: 6 Pillars of Learning-Focused Leadership...

May 9th, 2017 | by Will Baggett2017.05.09 | by Will Baggett

As we are all aware, true leadership is not defined by titles. One’s title may tell you what position she holds in the organization’s hierarchy, but it does not tell you the position she holds in the hearts and minds of those...

As we are all aware, true leadership is not defined by titles. One’s title may tell you what position she holds in the organization’s hierarchy, but it does not tell...

Thoughtful Planning and Execution Breeding Success at WVU and Colorado
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Thoughtful Planning and Execution Breeding Success at WVU and ColoradoThoughtful Planning and Execution Breeding Success...

May 8th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.05.08 | by Francis Giknis

All too often, news and stories deal with the negative and troubling; scandals, firings, tragedies are all frequent fodder in the college sports cycle. Only rarely are the outstanding day-to-day achievements of athletic...

All too often, news and stories deal with the negative and troubling; scandals, firings, tragedies are all frequent fodder in the college sports cycle. Only rarely are...

The NCAA Should Be United Against Domestic Violence
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The NCAA Should Be United Against Domestic ViolenceThe NCAA Should Be United Against Domestic Violenc...

May 5th, 2017 | by Javier Morales2017.05.05 | by Javier Morales

An athlete who commits domestic violence should pay a price, but that won’t be levied by the NCAA. The NCAA forbids a player from being immediately eligible if he or she transfers as an undergraduate to another school, but...

An athlete who commits domestic violence should pay a price, but that won’t be levied by the NCAA. The NCAA forbids a player from being immediately eligible if he...

Knight Commission CEO Amy Perko On Why The NCAA Must Adapt To Succeed
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Knight Commission CEO Amy Perko On Why The NCAA Must Adapt To SucceedKnight Commission CEO Amy Perko On Why The NCAA Mu...

May 4th, 2017 | by Ronnie Burton Jr2017.05.04 | by Ronnie Burton Jr

Within higher education, there are many groups who play an integral role in the shaping of policy as it pertains to college sports. None have been more influential than the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Founded...

Within higher education, there are many groups who play an integral role in the shaping of policy as it pertains to college sports. None have been more influential than...

How the NCAA Helped Transform Indianapolis
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How the NCAA Helped Transform IndianapolisHow the NCAA Helped Transform Indianapolis...

May 3rd, 2017 | by Dan Matheson2017.05.03 | by Dan Matheson

Many people working in intercollegiate athletics have visited or lived in Indianapolis.  It is home to the NCAA national office and a regular destination for college sports events.  I suspect many people who have enjoyed...

Many people working in intercollegiate athletics have visited or lived in Indianapolis.  It is home to the NCAA national office and a regular destination for college...

Make Money For Your Tennis Program The Easy Way
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Make Money For Your Tennis Program The Easy WayMake Money For Your Tennis Program The Easy Way...

May 2nd, 2017 | by Sponsored Content2017.05.02 | by Sponsored Content

The harsh realities of collegiate athletics have been in the forefront lately, with what seems like an all too often occurrence; The reduction or, in some cases, the outright elimination of non-revenue generating programs. It is...

The harsh realities of collegiate athletics have been in the forefront lately, with what seems like an all too often occurrence; The reduction or, in some cases, the...

Focus on the Whole Team: Look Past Wellness, Think Wellbeing
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Focus on the Whole Team: Look Past Wellness, Think WellbeingFocus on the Whole Team: Look Past Wellness, Think...

May 2nd, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.05.02 | by Walt Whitfield

In college athletics, fans see the wins and losses. Quite often, fans only see the wins and losses. As an athletic department, several aspects prove success. Many wins or loses happen far from the public’s eyes. Wellness is...

In college athletics, fans see the wins and losses. Quite often, fans only see the wins and losses. As an athletic department, several aspects prove success. Many wins...

Monitoring Social Media for Compliance a Tricky Proposition
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Monitoring Social Media for Compliance a Tricky PropositionMonitoring Social Media for Compliance a Tricky Pr...

May 1st, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.05.01 | by Francis Giknis

Athletic departments are often in the unenviable position of having to monitor the social media feeds of their student-athletes. Departments don’t do this out of a desire to invade privacy but to watch for NCAA compliance...

Athletic departments are often in the unenviable position of having to monitor the social media feeds of their student-athletes. Departments don’t do this out of a...