Educating Student-Athletes in Uncertain Times: Kansas City’s Ursula Gurney

“Being a student-athlete helped prepare me as an athletics administrator. That experience has helped me in many ways, it taught me time management skills and enforced how to work with a sense of urgency. It taught me to be coachable. I really think that experience as a Student-Athlete has translated into me learning how to […]

A New Gameday Featuring UTRGV AD Chasse Conque

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards, planning for, and hosting events as we slowly return to sports. Chasse Conque has been the Director of Athletics at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley since 2019. He joins us today to talk about the challenges surrounding […]

A New Gameday Featuring Marshall AD Mike Hamrick

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards, planning for, and hosting events as we slowly return to sports. Mike Hamrick who serves as the Director of Athletics at Marshall University joins the podcast this week to discuss the importance of communication and looking for new opportunities […]

Educating Student-Athletes in Uncertain Times: Georgia Southern’s Jared Benko

“I think of myself as an educator, we are trying to educate these men and women for life beyond their time here. That means academically, socially, personally, holistically as a person. By design, our culture is built for the holistic development of the student-athlete. You do want to post wins, get points on the board, […]

A New Gameday Featuring Morgan State AD Dr. Ed Scott

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday is a podcast from CollegeAD focusing on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Dr. Ed Scott is in his third year as the director of athletics at Morgan State University. Scott was named the Bears’ director […]

A New Gameday Featuring Miami University AD David Sayler

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday is a podcast from CollegeAD focusing on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on game day. David Sayler has been Miami University’s athletic director since 2013 and was really looking forward to what fall football was going to […]

Educating Student-Athletes in Uncertain Times: Tennessee’s Phillip Fulmer

“I’ve learned patience. I’ve focused on learning everyone’s opinion, and being methodical in making a decision.” -Phillip Fulmer Phillip Fulmer knows all about what it takes to build a successful career after college athletics. He was appointed as the University of Tennessee’s Director of Athletics in 2017. Before that, he was the Vols coach, and […]

A New Gameday Featuring CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Joe D’Antonio joins this week’s show. Joe D’Antonio is in his fourth year as commissioner of the CAA, becoming just the second […]

A New Gameday Featuring UIW AD Richard Duran

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. UIW AD Richard Duran joins this week’s podcast. Richard Duran was evaluated from interim Director of Athletics at the University of the Incarnate Word to Director […]

Educating Student-Athletes in Uncertain Times: Michigan State’s Jim Pignataro

“We had to flip a lot of what we were doing on its head. In the past, we were delivering much of our student-athlete development in person. We had to make an adjustment, and switch to virtual programming, in just about everything.” -Jim Pignataro Jim Pignataro has held multiple roles at Michigan State University, the […]

Serving Today’s Student-Athlete: Grand Canyon’s Jamie Boggs

“We are fluid, flexible, and adapt, we are innovative, remain solution-oriented, and solve problems so we can serve our student-athletes and university at the highest level like we always have. We are no excuses kind of university.” -Jamie Boggs Jamie Boggs is the Interim Vice President of Athletics for Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. With […]

A New Gameday Featuring Northwestern State AD Greg Burke

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Greg Burke who serves as the Director of Athletics at Northwestern State University joins the podcast to discuss the role of communication and out-of-the-box thinking during […]

A New Gameday Featuring South Alabama AD Dr. Joel Erdmann

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Dr. Joel Erdmann who serves as the Director of Athletics at South Alabama joins the podcast to discuss opening a new stadium amid a pandemic, communication, […]

Traveling Safely During the COVID-19 Crisis: Travel Tips from Industry Insiders

Although uncertainty still remains about what the fall may look like, travel will still be an essential part of doing business in college sports. As the NCAA and colleges around the country come to terms with the challenges and unique opportunities of a potential football season during a global pandemic, CollegeAD spoke with travel industry […]

A New Gameday Featuring SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. SWAC Commissioner, Dr. Charles McClelland, joins the podcast to discuss the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s decision to postpone all fall sports until the spring semester, how the […]

A New Gameday Featuring Alabama State AD Jennifer Williams

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Jennifer Williams who serves as the Director of Athletics at Alabama State joins the podcast to discuss safety moving forward, messaging during a pandemic, and the […]

Serving Today’s Student-Athlete: Rhode Island AD Thorr Bjorn

“One of the hardest parts about it is that they are not here. On our campus, we only have a handful of student-athletes and even with those, we get so little face-to-face interaction. I know our coaches have been doing a great job communicating and having Zoom meetings, etc. I’ve been in on a few […]

Preparing For Impact: Kassidy Johnson | Kansas State Student-Athlete

Kassidy Johnson, a track and field student-athlete heading into her fourth year at Kansas State University, sat down for a conversation with Dimensional Innovations Practice Director for Collegiate Sports, Drew Berst for a one-on-one conversation. The pairs conversation centers around a student-athlete perspective on the pandemic, the social and cultural movement of Black Lives Matter, […]

A New Gameday Featuring Kansas City AD Brandon Martin

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Dr. Brandon Martin who serves as the Director of Athletics at Kansas City joins the podcast to discuss trust, communication, and the future of college athletics. […]

A New Gameday Featuring UTSA AD Lisa Campos

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Lisa Campos who serves as the Director of Athletics at UTSA  joins the podcast to discuss messaging, the digital space, and making major pivots to combat […]

A New Gameday Featuring Austin Peay AD Gerald Harrison

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Gerald Harrison who serves as the Director of Athletics at Austin Peay State joins the podcast to talk about the forward momentum the Governors have, how […]

Serving Today’s Student-Athlete: Kennesaw State AD Milton Overton

“The number one priority for us is to make sure we continue to have student-athlete opportunities. We may have to reduce some of the things that we do, but at the end of the day, we will still offer opportunities to gain this great higher education experience, that’s what we are all about.” – Milton […]

A New Gameday Featuring North Texas AD Wren Baker

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday from CollegeAD focuses on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. North Texas AD Wren Baker joins the show this week to discuss the importance of new media during the pandemic and finding new ways to connect […]

A New Gameday Featuring Montana State AD Leon Costello

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday is a new podcast from CollegeAD focusing on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Leon Costello is entering his fourth year as Montana State’s Director of Athletics. He joins the show to discuss how his team […]

A New Gameday Featuring McNeese Interim AD Tanner Stines

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday is a new podcast from CollegeAD focusing on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Tanner Stines, McNeese Interim Director of Athletics, joins the show this to discuss his department’s new way of thinking that has arisen […]

Serving Today’s Student-Athlete: Stony Brook AD Shawn Heilbron

“I’ve chosen to operate with total transparency, sharing information that I have and there’s that balance between optimism and reality. I’m an extremely positive person, that’s what our department is built on, creating a positive experience for student-athletes, coaches, and staff.” – Stony Brook Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron Shawn Heilbron has not lost his […]

A New Gameday Featuring CMU AD Michael Alford

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday is a new podcast from CollegeAD focusing on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Michael Alford, Director of Athletics at Central Michigan University, joins A New Gameday to discuss his department’s message during the COVID-19 crisis, […]

Preparing For Impact: Kevin Lennon NCAA Division I Vice President

Dimensional Innovations Practice Director for Collegiate Sports, Drew Berst, recently sat down with NCAA Division I Vice President Kevin Lennon for a one-on-one conversation. Together, the two discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on college athletics, and Lennon offers his perspective on the new realities facing the NCAA and its membership. Lennon started by […]

A New Gameday Featuring RMU AD Chris King

Powered by Nevco, A New Gameday is a new podcast from CollegeAD focusing on how athletic departments are working towards the eventual return of sports and what that will look like on gameday. Chris King, Director of Athletics at Robert Morris University, joins the show to discuss the new normal, how his team is preparing […]

Serving Today’s Student-Athlete: Hofstra University AD Rick Cole, Jr.

“I always ask the question, ‘how can I help?’ This is new territory for all of us, so if you are the leader of an organization, it’s one of the more important things we do is ask that question. It applies to our coaches, student-athletes and our fanbase.” Rick Cole, Jr. is the Director of […]