The Culture of Sports With Colorado Athletic Director Rick George

July 25th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
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 experience, and the importance of academics at Colorado. Additionally, George discusses his role and career path that ultimately led him back to the University of Colorado.

1:03 Rocky Mountain Showdown

2:02 Academics at Colorado and in the PAC-12

3:29 Role of atheltics as the “front porch”

4:33 Athletic success

5:11 Facility improvements

6:01 Role of athletics in the community

8:20 The evolving student-athlete

16:14 Student-athlete experience




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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