Athletic Departments

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

October 16th, 2017 | 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...
How the NCAA Helped Transform Indianapolis
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How the NCAA Helped Transform Indianapolis

May 3rd, 2017 | 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...
As More Revenue Is Needed An Increasing Number of Schools Are Turning To Alcohol
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As More Revenue Is Needed An Increasing Number of Schools Are Turning To Alcohol

March 30th, 2017 | by Cody Junot
Could your athletic department use a few extra revenue dollars? Undoubtedly the answer to that question is yes. As cost associated with athletics continue to rise, athletic departments are increasing searching for new untapped...
There Are Plenty Of Great Experiences For Student Athletes Outside Of March Madness
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There Are Plenty Of Great Experiences For Student Athletes Outside Of March Madness

March 27th, 2017 | by Karen Gross
As people complete or complain about the outcomes of their college basketball March Madness brackets, money is in the air. Betting is abundant; so is watching television to see game outcomes. Dollars are spent on bracket parties....
Political Spats Seem To Be A New Norm For The NCAA
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Political Spats Seem To Be A New Norm For The NCAA

March 24th, 2017 | by Matthew Monte
The current political climate of the United States is tumultuous. The NCAA under Mark Emmert tends to be vocal about issues it disagrees with. Water is wet. The truth in these statements, or at least the first two, have led to...
How Diverse are the Upper Administrations of Athletic Departments?
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How Diverse are the Upper Administrations of Athletic Departments?

November 21st, 2016 | by Francis Giknis
This past week MLB commissioner Rob Manfred discussed the state of diversity in the management ranks of baseball. Citing the lack of any outside minority candidates being hired for open GM or managerial positions this past...
Using Pros On College Scout Teams Another Example Of Good Intentions Gone Bad
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Using Pros On College Scout Teams Another Example Of Good Intentions Gone Bad

November 11th, 2016 | by Cody Junot
Remember the great satellite camp debate of 2016? You know the one where some schools and coaches were upset with other coaches and teams holding camps off campus and around the country. After much fan fair, the NCAA decided it...
Do Olympic Payments Offer Model for Paying NCAA Athletes?
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Do Olympic Payments Offer Model for Paying NCAA Athletes?

August 15th, 2016 | by Francis Giknis
With the Olympics concluding its first week, we’ve seen several American college students have success on the international stage. Some student-athletes have medaled, and with those medals come financial windfalls additional to...
Could The Latest Challenge From UNC Spell Doom For The NCAA
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Could The Latest Challenge From UNC Spell Doom For The NCAA

August 10th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
These are troubling times for the NCAA. In the span of a week, the news wire has included stories of North Carolina challenging the NCAA’s power to have jurisdiction over academic improprieties, a federal judge ruling that...
Does College Football Need A Commissioner?
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Does College Football Need A Commissioner?

May 3rd, 2016 | by Javier Morales
The recent ban on satellite camps, only for the NCAA to reverse direction, has prompted discussion that college football needs a commissioner as a unifying force bringing everything together. The same charade can’t happen...
Time Demands On Student-Athletes, Part 2: Listen, Understand And Lead
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Time Demands On Student-Athletes, Part 2: Listen, Understand And Lead

January 28th, 2016 | by Karen Gross
As mentioned in Part 1 of this series, the NCAA 2016 Convention wasn’t a total loss. A major piece of legislation was approved in concussion protocols (long overdue in my view) that require school medical personnel (not a...
Time Demands On Student-Athletes, Part 1: Priorities And Inaction At The NCAA Convention
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Time Demands On Student-Athletes, Part 1: Priorities And Inaction At The NCAA Convention

January 27th, 2016 | by Laurie Gallagher
While the glitz and glamour of college football’s national championship game is just fading, the NCAA has begun to consider changes in how future football champions are made, along with other issues concerning college athletic...
A New Year And New Eligibility Rules Bring New Problems
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A New Year And New Eligibility Rules Bring New Problems

December 31st, 2015 | by Karen Gross
Some people almost laugh when you say the phrase “student-athlete.”  When the phrase “scholar-athlete” is used in its place, people are more than a tad bemused.  The expectation is that collegiate athletes, especially...