Athletic Departments

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...
New Study Reignites Discussion Of NCAA’s Role in Concussion Prevention
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New Study Reignites Discussion Of NCAA’s Role in Concussion Prevention

May 5th, 2015 | by Jeff Troxclair
A little over a week-and-a-half ago, a new study published in the Social Science & Medicine journal joined a growing body of literature attempting to document how concussions among college athletes are suffered, treated, and...
Notre Dame AD Swarbrick Suggests A Split in College Athletics Is On the Horizon
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Notre Dame AD Swarbrick Suggests A Split in College Athletics Is On the Horizon

April 21st, 2015 | by Jeff Troxclair
A little over a month ago and on the eve of the start of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick revealed a vision for the future of college athletics that was – if such a thing is possible –...
NCAA Addresses Its Dome Problem
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NCAA Addresses Its Dome Problem

April 7th, 2015 | by Jeff Troxclair
As the curtain falls on another fantastic college basketball season, my attention is already shifting toward the NCAA’s recent announcement that it will soon correct one of the biggest issues facing its premier annual event. I...
The NCAA Denies All Responsibility For Academic Fraud
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The NCAA Denies All Responsibility For Academic Fraud

March 31st, 2015 | by Jeff Troxclair
Earlier this month, buried beneath the start of the conference basketball tournaments and the onset of its most anticipated, and profitable, event – the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – the NCAA once again took the...