Athletic Departments

Getting Recruits to Campus Requires Even More Staff/Resources, Widening the Gap Between Haves and Have Nots
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Getting Recruits to Campus Requires Even More Staff/Resources, Widening the Gap Between Haves and Have Nots

October 24th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
Recruits are the lifeblood of a college athletic program. Coaching, facilities, and reputation are all important elements to having success on the field or in the arena, but without talented student-athletes, there is clear limit...
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 Lacrosse

October 10th, 2017 | 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...
Don’t Blame the Coaches: Recruiting of Middle Schoolers Another Symptom of Broken System
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Don’t Blame the Coaches: Recruiting of Middle Schoolers Another Symptom of Broken System

September 18th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
Coaches recruiting freshmen and sophomores who are still years away from setting foot on campus is not a new phenomenon, and with the proliferation of social media and YouTube, this trend is skewing younger. Whereas this has been...
To Recruit The Best, Build The Best: A Look At Luxury Residence Halls
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To Recruit The Best, Build The Best: A Look At Luxury Residence Halls

May 24th, 2017 | by Rhett Moroses
The arms race for recruiting top talent has evolved from just athletic success on the playing field. Facilities have become a strong selling point for athletic programs, as universities are creating residence halls that are able...
New Football Rule Changes Should Benefit All Parties
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New Football Rule Changes Should Benefit All Parties

April 24th, 2017 | by Javier Morales
Football Oversight Committee Chair Bob Bowlsby and DI Council Chair Jim Phillips discuss today’s package of football legislation. pic.twitter.com/MigdMUblTf — Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) April 14, 2017 The latest...
UCF Officials Should Just Call Their Proposed Lazy River What It Really Is
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UCF Officials Should Just Call Their Proposed Lazy River What It Really Is

April 3rd, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
The facilities arms race has been discussed in this space in the past, largely in highlighting the growing emphasis schools are placing on state-of-the-art resources. It is a primary way that universities are differentiating...
Recruiting and The Growing Complexity of Football Support Staff
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Recruiting and The Growing Complexity of Football Support Staff

February 2nd, 2017 | by Ronnie Burton Jr
With signing day coming and going football programs across the country are welcoming the class of 2017. Coaches have spent hours upon hours traveling to ensure they can find top-notch talent to compete for a national...
Would Mandating Recruiting Dead Periods Affect Coaches’ Work-Life Balance?
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Would Mandating Recruiting Dead Periods Affect Coaches’ Work-Life Balance?

January 16th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
Jeremy Crabtree of ESPN posted an interesting article this past week about a little-discussed and probably-overlooked amendment to a college football recruiting overhaul being proposed and voted-on in April. In the piece,...
Package Deal? The Sometimes Sordid Practice Of Hiring Recruits’ Friends And Family
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Package Deal? The Sometimes Sordid Practice Of Hiring Recruits’ Friends And Family

December 12th, 2016 | by Francis Giknis
The NCAA regulates text messages, emails, phone calls, donor contributions, and a myriad of other ways for coaches to entice a recruit. Athletic departments host massive recruit-centered weekends, and sometimes the events can...
UPDATED: Bring On The Early Signing Periods For More Parity In College Football
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UPDATED: Bring On The Early Signing Periods For More Parity In College Football

October 18th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
UPDATE: This article has been updated with corrections provided by Susan Peal, NCAA Director of Governance, NLI. The full transcript of her comments can be viewed here. We highly recommend reading them, as they aptly describe...
New Twitter Recruiting Rules Only Perpetuate An Entitled Culture
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New Twitter Recruiting Rules Only Perpetuate An Entitled Culture

August 3rd, 2016 | by Javier Morales
We are officially into the era of instant gratification with social media – will a certain coach like my tweet or not? – and that will make the recruiting game worse. On Aug. 1, per NCAA Proposal 2015-48, also known as the...
The Recruiting Arms Race Takes A Turn Toward Improving Academic Opportunities
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The Recruiting Arms Race Takes A Turn Toward Improving Academic Opportunities

June 8th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
To date, news surrounding the arms race in college athletics has included lucrative television deals, facilities upgrades, dining-area enhancements, lodging amenities and even multi-uniform combinations. Notice what is missing...
Now That Text Messages Are Unlimited, The NCAA Should Allow Recruits To Sign Early
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Now That Text Messages Are Unlimited, The NCAA Should Allow Recruits To Sign Early

May 11th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
The recent controversial Twitter rant about loyalty and accountability by Texas A&M assistant coach Aaron Moorehead after a high-profile high school quarterback recruit de-committed is enough to make every administrator and...