Everyone Wins When You Commit to Community Service
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Everyone Wins When You Commit to Community Service

January 15th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
A rewarding community service program serves many valuable functions for an athletic department and its director. Community service is now a major component of most athletic departments across America.  Some programs even go...
Extraordinary Benefits
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Extraordinary Benefits

January 5th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
Basketball great and former ESPN commentator Len Elmore tweeted that, “Student athletes are BENEFICIARIES of a system that can be improved but nevertheless offers extraordinary benefits.” These “extraordinary...
New Year, Same Debate: Whether Or Not To Pay College Athletes
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New Year, Same Debate: Whether Or Not To Pay College Athletes

January 2nd, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
There is an enormous, simplistic allure to paying college athletes.   Revenues are in the billions, coaches can make millions, so why shouldn’t the players get a couple of thousand a game?  Like anything with a profound...
All I Want for Christmas is my Graduate Degree
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All I Want for Christmas is my Graduate Degree

December 26th, 2017 | by Jonathan Yates
Tarheel #13 Cameron Johnson plays the game very well… Not just for being a member of the defending national champion UNC hoops squad, but for being well on his way to earning a graduate degree while still on...
All I want for Christmas is My Undergraduate Degree
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All I want for Christmas is My Undergraduate Degree

December 19th, 2017 | by Jonathan Yates
At the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics event in October in Washington, D.C., NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke of research finding that about three-quarters of D1 basketball players, half of D2, and one-quarter of...
How American Universities Are Fueling Foreign Olympic Teams
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How American Universities Are Fueling Foreign Olympic Teams

December 13th, 2017 | by Jonathan Yates
Athletes from universities in the United States dominate Olympic events. That is well-known. What is not as widely realized is that American university athletic departments train those from other nations, too, who then go on to...
Invest In Walk-ons To Strengthen The Culture of Your Program
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Invest In Walk-ons To Strengthen The Culture of Your Program

December 7th, 2017 | by Jonathan Yates
Treating walk-on athletes well is generally not associated with the duties of an athletic director, but for those who master their craft, it adds greatly to the success of the programs at their school. This was prominently on...

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