The Culture of Sports: Leading An Athletic Department Without Football

August 20th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
The Culture of Sports: Leading An Athletic Department Without Football

They said it was bound to happen, one day a 16 seed would beat a 1 seed in the NCAA, well thanks to UMBC knocking off Virginia in the 2018 NCAA Tournament it finally has happened. The ultimate underdog taking down the heavy favorite on the sports biggest stage. While UMBC is the latest non-football playing school to make its mark on the hardwood it certainly isn’t the only. The names George Mason and VCU ring a bell because of long NCAA Tournament runs. But what is like to run an athletic department without football? Jonathan Yates finds out in this weeks episode of The Culture of Sports. Yates is joined by UMBC’s Tim Hall, VCU’s Ed McLaughlin, and George Mason’s Brad Edwards. The three ADs all lead an athletic department without football. Together the trio talk exposure, finances, paying players, student-athelte wellness, and more.

0:26 Leading an athletic department without football

2:18 Exposure

6:34 Recruitment

14:20 Remaining relevant on a national level

22:32 Paying student-athletes

Jonathan Yates About Jonathan Yates
Jonathan Yates spent much of his career working for Members of Congress in a variety of press and legislative posts. Positions he has held working for Members of Congress and state legislators include Chief of Staff, General Counsel, Legislative Director, Press Secretary, and Legislative Assistant. His journalistic work has appeared in such periodicals as The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Investor's Business Daily, and TheStreet, among others. He has degrees from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown University Law Center; and has also matriculated at the U.S. Naval War College and The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Jonathan also hosts The Culture of Sports You can follow Jonathan Yates on Twitter at @politicsports13

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