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    Maximize Everything: Eric Wood is NEXT UP
    “You know, I’m an inner-city kid from the Bronx, and my mom instilled in me discipline and the outlook of seeing the bigger picture. She set me up to...
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The NCAA is exploring allowing its athletes to be compensated for their name, image and likeness. Ray Tanner is worried about that.“This is personal opinion but when I see name, image, likeness it makes me feel like it is pay for play,” South Carolina’s athletics director said. “I’m like, ‘This gives me angst.’ ” Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey feels the same way. “There are so many forces pushing each and every way,” USC president Harris Pastides said. “At some point, the courts and the lawyers took over. We’ll see where it goes.” In May, the NCAA announced a working group to explore the issues surrounding name, image and likeness compensation, which could allow active college athletes to serves as paid sponsor for businesses and/or receive money for their autograph. Still, it worries Tanner and some of his colleagues. “We pay for all kinds of things we never did before,” Tanner said. “I think we’re in a good place, and I don’t know that there would be a way to make that work personally.” -Josh Kendall, The State. Read More.

Create A Standard: Jeff Purinton is NEXT UP
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Create A Standard: Jeff Purinton is NEXT UPCreate A Standard: Jeff Purinton is NEXT UP...

June 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.11 | by CollegeAD

“Since I was a little kid, I’ve always loved athletics and sports, even as a family. Any kind of get together, there would always be a game; it was a huge part of growing up. I always knew I wanted to be involved, but as...

“Since I was a little kid, I’ve always loved athletics and sports, even as a family. Any kind of get together, there would always be a game; it was a huge part of...

Paint the Corners: Chris Iacoi is NEXT UP
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Paint the Corners: Chris Iacoi is NEXT UPPaint the Corners: Chris Iacoi is NEXT UP...

June 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.11 | by CollegeAD

“I’m not an athlete. I’m far from the athlete in our family, but I was exposed to college athletics and sportsmanship from a young age. It certainly shaped my life and career.” -Chris Iacoi Being at his best is...

“I’m not an athlete. I’m far from the athlete in our family, but I was exposed to college athletics and sportsmanship from a young age. It certainly shaped my life...

Invest in People: Mario Morris is NEXT UP
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Invest in People: Mario Morris is NEXT UPInvest in People: Mario Morris is NEXT UP...

June 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.11 | by CollegeAD

“Athletics, academics and being of service to others have been a really strong influence in my life. My mom made us maintain our grades to be allowed to play sports, and she also lived a life of service, so I learned a lot...

“Athletics, academics and being of service to others have been a really strong influence in my life. My mom made us maintain our grades to be allowed to play sports,...

Understand the Why: Ben Broussard is NEXT UP
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Understand the Why: Ben Broussard is NEXT UPUnderstand the Why: Ben Broussard is NEXT UP...

June 10th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.10 | by CollegeAD

“My mom did a great job encouraging me to be the best student and athlete that I could be. She had me young, and for a long time it was just us. Then she married a man when I was about 12, that I call...

“My mom did a great job encouraging me to be the best student and athlete that I could be. She had me young, and for a long time it was just us. Then she married a man...

Embrace Every Day: Brian Baptiste is NEXT UP
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Embrace Every Day: Brian Baptiste is NEXT UPEmbrace Every Day: Brian Baptiste is NEXT UP...

June 10th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.10 | by CollegeAD

Editorial Note: In a first for NEXT UP, prior to publication, Brian Baptiste was named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation at La Salle University on June 3, 2019. Baptiste was selected NEXT UP on May 8, 2019....

Editorial Note: In a first for NEXT UP, prior to publication, Brian Baptiste was named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation at La Salle University on...

Lead with a Heart to Serve: Jocelyn Gates is NEXT UP
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Lead with a Heart to Serve: Jocelyn Gates is NEXT UPLead with a Heart to Serve: Jocelyn Gates is NEXT ...

June 10th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.10 | by CollegeAD

“My drive was really molded at Howard University. It’s an HBCU; it was like-minded individuals that really have the same mission of bettering our community and bettering the underserved communities and really being a voice...

“My drive was really molded at Howard University. It’s an HBCU; it was like-minded individuals that really have the same mission of bettering our community and...

CollegeAD Conversation: Iowa AD Gary Barta
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CollegeAD Conversation: Iowa AD Gary BartaCollegeAD Conversation: Iowa AD Gary Barta...

June 7th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.07 | by CollegeAD

On Monday, CollegeAD had the opportunity to speak with Iowa Director of Athletics as part of our CollegeAD Conversation series. Does Barta see alcohol sales come to Kinnick Stadium any time soon? How involved were the Big Ten...

On Monday, CollegeAD had the opportunity to speak with Iowa Director of Athletics as part of our CollegeAD Conversation series. Does Barta see alcohol sales come to...

College Football Future Bowl Lineups Set
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College Football Future Bowl Lineups SetCollege Football Future Bowl Lineups Set...

June 5th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.05 | by CollegeAD

It’s bowl season, baby. It’s actually not. College football doesn’t even start for another 80 days, but it was great to pretend for a moment. In lieu of actual football, we have the more mundane, but...

It’s bowl season, baby. It’s actually not. College football doesn’t even start for another 80 days, but it was great to pretend for a moment. In lieu...

Tracking the Changes: AD Turnover in May
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Tracking the Changes: AD Turnover in MayTracking the Changes: AD Turnover in May...

June 3rd, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.03 | by CollegeAD

Nine athletic departments experienced AD turnover in May, the second consecutive month that saw nine changes in leadership. Of the nine Division I schools to experience AD turnover in May, seven welcomed new leaders to full-time...

Nine athletic departments experienced AD turnover in May, the second consecutive month that saw nine changes in leadership. Of the nine Division I schools to experience...


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