In Today’s Politically Charged Climate Does Your Venue Music Matter?

Not that long ago, it would be unfathomable to even consider that high school recruits would choose a school based on the shoe sponsor. After all, about 99% will not make the pros. So who the shoe sponsor is means pretty much nothing compared with the education to be received that will provide their income […]

The Culture of Sports: Why You Should Embrace Sports Gambling

In May the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. Thus far three states New Jersey, Delaware, and Mississippi have joined Nevada to embrace sports gambling. Four other states West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and New York have passed bills allowing for sports gambling. Fourteen other states have introduced but not […]

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 […]

Examining The Role Insurance Plays In College Athletics

Insurance is a must in today’s world of collegiate athletics not only institutions and athletic departments but also student-athletes as well. In this weeks episode of The Culture of Sports host, Jonathan Yates takes a look at how the practice of carrying insurance is impacting college atheltics. Yates is joined by John Schryber a Partner […]

The Culture of Sports With Colorado State Athletic Director Joe Parker

Colorado State Athletic Director Joe Parker In the latest installment of The Culture of Sports, host Jonathan Yates sits down with Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker. Parker, who is set to begin his fourth year at Colorado State discusses a number of topics including the planning, construction, and opening of the Rams new on-campus football facility Canvas […]

The Culture of Sports With Colorado Athletic Director Rick George

University of Colorado Athletic Director Rick George In the latest installment of The Culture of Sports, host Jonathan Yates sits down with University of Colorado athletic director Rick George. George, who is set to begin his sixth year in Boulder discusses a number of topics ranging from the Rocky Mountain Showdown, the PAC-12,  to the student-athlete […]

Understanding NCAA Compliance with JMU’s Stephen LaPorta

What is NCAA compliance and what does it mean to work in an NCAA compliance department? CollegeAD’s Johnathan Yates had the opportunity to get an inside look at the often misunderstood world of intercollegiate compliance. James Madison Assistant A.D. for Compliance Stephen LaPorta who has served in his current role of leading the Dukes compliance department since […]

The Culture Of Sports: Discussing Leadership With Six Women Of Color ADs

 CollegeAD’s Jonathan Yates recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion with six women of color all of whom have or currently serve their department as director of atheltics. Joining Yates as part of The Culture of Sports are UC Riverside AD Tamica Smith Jones, University of D.C. athletic director Patricia Thomas, former Keene State AD and […]

Talking Leadership and Culture with Five HBCU ADs

CollegeAD’s Jonathan Yates recently had five HBCU ADs join him for a roundtable conversation to discuss their careers, institutions, community, student-athlete development, among several other topics. Joining Mr. Yates in The Culture of Sports roundtable are Bowie State director of athletics Clyde Doughty, Jr, Coppin State athletic director Derek Carter, Lincoln State athletic director Harry Stinson, […]

Talking Leadership With James Madison AD Jeff Bourne

Jeff Bourne– James Madison Director of Athletics James Madison Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne sits down with CollegeAD’s Jonathan Yates to discuss a number of topics pertaining to the JMU athletic department. We’ve earmarked and highlighted several different topics and points throughout the interview that might be of most interest to you. Yates and Bourne […]

Tax Breaks and College Athletics: What Could Change

As for major events this spring, those dealing with corruption, recruiting violations, and gambling will all have little long-term impact as each is already a long established part of college sports. Where the greater impact will take place is in the increasing tax burden on college athletics, which is unprecedented in scope. Already tenuous, the […]